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View Hrolf The Ganger's Profile Hrolf The Ganger Flag 10 Jan 22 7.22am Send a Private Message to Hrolf The Ganger Add Hrolf The Ganger as a friend

Originally posted by BlueJay

Deaths of famous white actors have very obviously been headlines, front pages, the whole deal. You however have no angle to push there and so it's not something you notice or care about. What you're saying it so patently absurd I cannot even take seriously the suggestion that you believe it yourself.

It's a thread designed to respect rather than diminish. I don't want to help it be consumed by this kind of stuff, so I'll leave it at that.

Edited by BlueJay (09 Jan 2022 10.52pm)

Amazing.

So name me one White actor whose death has been a headline on TV news. Potier is not even a particularly prolific or universally popular actor.

 

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View Stirlingsays's Profile Stirlingsays Flag 10 Jan 22 7.48am Send a Private Message to Stirlingsays Holmesdale Online Elite Member Add Stirlingsays as a friend

I think he had talent but he was also used as a political means to an end. However, nothing compared to the messaging today.

 


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View Hrolf The Ganger's Profile Hrolf The Ganger Flag 10 Jan 22 9.00am Send a Private Message to Hrolf The Ganger Add Hrolf The Ganger as a friend

Originally posted by Stirlingsays

I think he had talent but he was also used as a political means to an end. However, nothing compared to the messaging today.

I found it quite astonishing that his death should be headline news.
It really demonstrates how ingrained wokeness is in our media.

The death of an actor is usually kept to near the end of the nightly news. The usual suspects want to pretend that this is all normal, whereas it is indicative of the current loony tunes environment. It is accompanied by the usual double standard that you can make his death political, but apparently, you can't object to or even mention that happening.

 

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View Stirlingsays's Profile Stirlingsays Flag 10 Jan 22 9.10am Send a Private Message to Stirlingsays Holmesdale Online Elite Member Add Stirlingsays as a friend

Originally posted by Hrolf The Ganger

I found it quite astonishing that his death should be headline news.
It really demonstrates how ingrained wokeness is in our media.

The death of an actor is usually kept to near the end of the nightly news. The usual suspects want to pretend that this is all normal, whereas it is indicative of the current loony tunes environment. It is accompanied by the usual double standard that you can make his death political, but apparently, you can't object to or even mention that happening.

He wasn't as big a star as others in his era but Sidney Poitier's life is a tiny part of a boomer truth narrative about 'racism' and 'white supremacy' in a different era and that isn't going to be passed up.

So his death means something more to the mainstream than just the passing of a former actor.

For me....I'm still getting over David Niven.


Edited by Stirlingsays (10 Jan 2022 9.10am)

 


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View Hrolf The Ganger's Profile Hrolf The Ganger Flag 10 Jan 22 9.13am Send a Private Message to Hrolf The Ganger Add Hrolf The Ganger as a friend

Originally posted by Stirlingsays

He wasn't as big a star as others in his era but Sidney Poitier's life is a tiny part of a boomer truth narrative about 'racism' and 'white supremacy' in a different era and that isn't going to be passed up.

So his death means something more to the mainstream than just the passing of a former actor.

For me....I'm still getting over David Niven.

Edited by Stirlingsays (10 Jan 2022 9.10am)

Precisely.

If it was Clint Eastwood, I could understand it.

 

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View Stirlingsays's Profile Stirlingsays Flag 10 Jan 22 9.19am Send a Private Message to Stirlingsays Holmesdale Online Elite Member Add Stirlingsays as a friend

Originally posted by Hrolf The Ganger

Precisely.

If it was Clint Eastwood, I could understand it.

The pinnacle of Englishness....even if he was Scottish.

 


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View Hrolf The Ganger's Profile Hrolf The Ganger Flag 10 Jan 22 9.24am Send a Private Message to Hrolf The Ganger Add Hrolf The Ganger as a friend

Originally posted by Stirlingsays

The pinnacle of Englishness....even if he was Scottish.

With a name like Eastwood, surely a bit of Irish too and some Dutch, apparently.

 

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View Stirlingsays's Profile Stirlingsays Flag 10 Jan 22 9.29am Send a Private Message to Stirlingsays Holmesdale Online Elite Member Add Stirlingsays as a friend

Originally posted by Hrolf The Ganger

With a name like Eastwood, surely a bit of Irish too and some Dutch, apparently.

The man with no BAME.

 


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View Hrolf The Ganger's Profile Hrolf The Ganger Flag 10 Jan 22 9.45am Send a Private Message to Hrolf The Ganger Add Hrolf The Ganger as a friend

Originally posted by Stirlingsays

The man with no BAME.

He has no chance of making Rageh Omaar emotional.

Good one, by the way.

Edited by Hrolf The Ganger (10 Jan 2022 9.48am)

 

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View silvertop's Profile silvertop Flag bristol 10 Jan 22 6.24pm Send a Private Message to silvertop Add silvertop as a friend

Landmark actor indeed.

1st black actor in main role where his colour was irrelevant and not mentioned (Bedford Incident?)

 

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Originally posted by silvertop

Landmark actor indeed.

1st black actor in main role where his colour was irrelevant and not mentioned (Bedford Incident?)

Unlike his obituary then

 

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I still miss Kirk Douglas being wheeled out every Christmas to show his staying power.

 

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