Simu Liu Addresses His Comments About Netflix's "Kim's Convenience"
I love the series that's on Netflix called "Kim's Convenience." And Simu Liu is wonderful in his part. All good things. But there's been a discussion about conflict within the show that I found interesting. Among several issues, it's been said that the writers are all coming from a place of white privilege. It's interesting to me because I see it with gay content on TV, in books, and in films all the time. Straight privilege will always win over authentic gay experience when it comes to writing.
First, here's an article about the actors on "Kim's Convenience," alleging racism.
“We discovered storylines that were OVERTLY RACIST, and so extremely culturally inaccurate, that the cast came together and expressed concerns collectively,” Jean Yoon, who plays the Kim matriarch, wrote on Twitter on June 6. “The lack of Asian female, especially Korean, writers in the writers room of Kims made my life VERY DIFFICULT & the experience of working on the show painful.”
Here's the link. I can tell you from first-hand experience that the straight white privilege has no end. They do this to gay content as well.
This next article is of interest to me because it's Simu Liu explaining the things he said.
"The entirety of the experience helped me express the passion that I, prior to this project, could not properly articulate: pride. Pride in the individual, pride in one's culture and heritage, and pride in one's community."
Here's that link. I really can't comment because I know nothing about Korean culture, however, I just thought the comments the actors on this show were making are similar comments I have heard from gay people regarding straights writing gay content. For one thing, the straights never get it right. For another, there's always that straight spin. It's actually a form of homophobia these straights don't understand yet.
Kid Rock's Use of Anti-Gay Slur
Here's something else I know nothing about: Kid Rock. His brand of straight entertainment is something that's always passed me by. I've heard his name for what seems like all my life, but what he's done is completely invisible to me.
In all his straight white privilege, which I'm sure he doesn't even understand, he recently slammed gay people all over the world with a highly charged anti-gay slur. It's one of the worst pejoratives you can call us and the first letter of the word is F.
Here's the way he commented on his use of the word. Apparently, (I think, but I don't really care) he goes by 2 names, Bob Ritchie and Kid Rock.
“If Kid Rock using the word f----t offends you, good chance you are one,” he tweeted Wednesday. “Either way, I know he has a lot of love for his gay friends and I will have a talk with him. Have a nice day.”
Here is the link for the rest. That's not loving. That's making a joke out of his gay friends.
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