Jones as King Lear: got a problem with that?
In 1973 James Earl Jones played the title role in King Lear in the New York Shakespeare Festival. Lear, a pre-Roman British king and the central figure in Shakespeare’s tragedy, was white. James Earl Jones is black. To which the world very rightly said, “So what!” There must have been someone saying he shouldn’t play the role because he’s not the right color, but whoever it was, didn’t get much traction.
Now Will Smith, who is black, has been cast to play the father of Venus and Serena Williams, Richard Williams, who is also black. This has made some blacker people complain about black people who aren’t black enough (http://conservativefighters.com/news/critics-say-will-smith-isnt-black-enough-to-play-black-man-in-upcoming-williams-sisters-film/). If that makes sense to you, there’s a Democrat nomination with your name on it.
So now we’ve got a bunch of left-wing pipsqueaks that I never heard of, because I have better things to do than pay attention to them, yowling about “colorism.” That is a word I never heard until this morning. Something new to complain about! You can’t beat leftids for inventing new things to complain about. They don’t think Will Smith is black enough to play Mr. Williams. We are warned there’s gonna be “a social justice backlash.”
If this kind of racial nitpicking isn’t racism, then what is it–pure and idle brainlessness?
The Colorado “Civil Rights” Commission aren’t the only ones trying to dictate the content of works of art.
They must be utterly defeated. All of them.