Sam Robeson - November 25, 2018
Is Caucasian considered a racist word yet? I need to get my PC no-no vocab hashed out so I don't sound insensitive or out of touch on here. Wouldn't want that. Old lady Ellen Pompous is calling out Hollywood, as well as Caucasian people at large, for not championing people of color. She was at Porter Magazine's roundtable from the depths of hell that also featured Gabrielle Union, Gina Rodriguez, and Emma Roberts. Suddenly Pompous looked around the room of attendees, and bravely came to the conclusion:
This day has been incredible, and there’s a ton of women in the room. But, I don’t see enough color. And I didn’t see enough color when I walked in the room today. And I had a meeting with a director of another endorsement project that I’m doing.
Adding in an old rich white lady named Ellen definitely spices up the mix. Pompous could have then stepped aside to let a woman of color speak, but steamrolled any possibility of that happening with:
I said, when I show up on set, I would like to see the crew look like the world that I walk around in every day. And I think it’s up to all productions to make sure that your crew looks like the world we see. As Caucasian people, it’s our job, it’s our task, it’s our responsibility to make sure that we speak up in every single room we walk into. That this is not OK and that we can all do better. It’s our job because we’ve created the problem.
The woke af Internet has taught us that this is actually the "white savior complex." And it's problematic af. How about stop bitching about white privilege, and just enjoy it.
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