Okay, so, everyone hear me out on this bullshit double standard right now. Frozen was argued to be racist because it contained very few black people. The argument was that it depicted the proper amount of black people according to the time frame and location the movie was filmed. However, the…
First off, I’ve read this about five times and I’m still having trouble understanding part of your frozen argument. But I think what you’re getting to is that, while Arrendel would have probably had mostly white, people wanted more diversity (taking it away from reality). Whereas with 50 Shades of Grey people want it to be closer to reality. And this is a double standard.
But here’s the thing.
BDSM and racial diversity are two wildly different things. You can’t really compare them. Which makes this “double standard” non existent. If Anna and Hans were having some kinky consensual sex we might have something to compare for a double standard, but they weren’t.
Racial diversity in Disney is a discussion that has been had for as long as I can remember. I completely agree there should be more Disney movies set in a location that allows for someone other than beautiful white females. Princess and the Frog and Mulan are a great start. But they’re still just a start. Do I think Frozen would have been ruined if there was a black character? Absolutely not. Would it have been less successful if there were some characters who weren’t white? Probably not. So I think people arguing that there should have been more diversity in a fictional land have some grounds for argument.
BDSM not depicted as a safe consensual practice is not okay. I don’t care if it is 50 Shades of Grey or ANY OTHER BOOK OR MOVIE OR ANY FORM OF ENTERTAINMENT. It is not okay. The sex occurring in 50 Shades of Gray is not safe or consensual. It takes things like abuse and rape and says “It’s okay because it’s kinky and not normal sex.” This is a dangerous road to go down and the last thing we need as a society is more blurred lines between safe and consensual vs. rape and abuse.