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Muse: How (Not) To Be Incredibly Racist and Sexist Without Really Trying

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  • Craig Ranapia,

    Excuse me, pardon... shoving to the front of the line here...

    North Shore, Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 12370 posts Report Reply

  • TracyMac,

    Just... wow.

    Canberra, West Island • Since Nov 2006 • 701 posts Report Reply

  • a Denhem,

    The most famous person in an ensemble always gets the cover. Anyone who doesnt like it can go cry into their ipad.
    PS there are real race and gender problems out there. This is just reaching - with some very short stubby limbs.

    Taiwan • Since Aug 2013 • 1 posts Report Reply

  • Kumara Republic,

    And not just race, either. I'm reminded of when a couple of suave young guys in Germany were brought in to lip-sync the voices of "unmarketable" middle-aged singers. It came horribly unstuck during a concert when the CD player jammed.

    The southernmost capital … • Since Nov 2006 • 5416 posts Report Reply

  • Craig Ranapia,

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    The most famous person in an ensemble always gets the cover. Anyone who doesnt like it can go cry into their ipad.

    You know why I’m going to call bullshit on that? Here’s the box art from the DVD release in the UK, where I’d respectfully suggest O’Dowd is a much bigger name than in the US. Notice the difference?

    North Shore, Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 12370 posts Report Reply

  • Deborah, in reply to a Denhem,

    PS there are real race and gender problems out there. This is just reaching – with some very short stubby limbs.

    With a side serve of "I'm gunna tell you how you ought to spend your time and energy, and my choice about what you ought to do is definitely better than yours."

    Good grief.

    New Lynn • Since Nov 2006 • 1445 posts Report Reply

  • Joanna,

    PS there are real race and gender problems out there. This is just reaching – with some very short stubby limbs.

    Yeah! So stop complaining about people complaining on the internet, and get out and do something about it?

    When does this become Inception?

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 746 posts Report Reply

  • Che Tibby,

    i'm not seeing any twitter credit here craig.

    you'll be hearing from my lawyer.

    the back of an envelope • Since Nov 2006 • 2042 posts Report Reply

  • Craig Ranapia, in reply to Che Tibby,

    Call off the dogs of law, I've added this to the post:

    ETA: Because credit is cool as the outgoing Doctor Who's bowties, many thanks and hat-tips to Che Tibby (@Che_Tibby), Dan Slevin (@danslevin), Chris Philpott (@s) and Moata Tamaira (@MoataTamaira) for much stimulating Twitter dialogue and pointers. The opinions expressed below are my own, but they're damn fine folks to refine my views on.

    North Shore, Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 12370 posts Report Reply

  • Che Tibby, in reply to Craig Ranapia,

    LOL.

    but all ur monies were mine :(

    the back of an envelope • Since Nov 2006 • 2042 posts Report Reply

  • Craig Ranapia, in reply to Che Tibby,

    but all ur monies were mine :(

    You're not missing out on anything. At the moment, I'm being quite literal in the strictest sense of the word.

    North Shore, Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 12370 posts Report Reply

  • Danielle, in reply to a Denhem,

    PS there are real race and gender problems out there. This is just reaching - with some very short stubby limbs.

    Yeah Craig, how dare you use your platform as a blogger about the arts to, like, blog about the arts? I am SHOCKED.

    Charo World. Cuchi-cuchi!… • Since Nov 2006 • 3828 posts Report Reply

  • Craig Ranapia, in reply to Danielle,

    Yeah Craig, how dare you use your platform as a blogger about the arts to, like, blog about the arts? I am SHOCKED.

    I believe Russell has retired to the fainting couch at getting not only more than one post in a calendar year, but two with less than a month separating them. Don't fuck with my roll, people.

    North Shore, Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 12370 posts Report Reply

  • Aquila G,

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 9 posts Report Reply

  • Craig Ranapia, in reply to Aquila G,

    and a suggestion that they might change the cover for future shipments

    Yeah, that’s the bit that went under my whelm. So, let's see if I've got this right. Anchor Bay might - please note, might -- change the racist and sexist cover art to something a little less racist and sexist as long as people buy all the offending units they've already shipped?

    M'kay... perhaps I'm really cynical, but I'm not feeling the sincerity and commitment here.

    North Shore, Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 12370 posts Report Reply

  • Ross Mason,

    Karl is a dressed down circle jerk now.

    Upper Hutt • Since Jun 2007 • 1588 posts Report Reply

  • Seamus Harris,

    Blue cover art on a film called "The Sapphires". I'm appalled.

    Auckland • Since May 2008 • 43 posts Report Reply

  • Craig Ranapia, in reply to Seamus Harris,

    OK, seriously. I wish someone could explain to me why (as far as I can tell) the American market is the only territory where this film's home media release required the four female leads to be Smurfed-out.

    North Shore, Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 12370 posts Report Reply

  • Kumara Republic, in reply to Craig Ranapia,

    OK, seriously. I wish someone could explain to me why (as far as I can tell) the American market is the only territory where this film’s home media release required the four female leads to be Smurfed-out.

    Surgeon General's Warning: The following link may be hazardous to your productivity.

    The southernmost capital … • Since Nov 2006 • 5416 posts Report Reply

  • Kyle Matthews,

    I think it's a subtle marketing angle to help Smurfs 2, which clearly needs all the indie help it can get to rake in half a billion dollars.

    Since Nov 2006 • 6243 posts Report Reply

  • Craig Ranapia, in reply to Kumara Republic,

    Surgeon General’s Warning: The following link may be hazardous to your productivity.

    I would like to emphasise that some of my best friends are brain-damaged goldfish. MUSE supports tolerance for the goldfish community, and wishes to apologise for any offence caused.

    North Shore, Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 12370 posts Report Reply

  • Chris Waugh,

    I suppose one could also take this approach.

    (aside: I found it amusing that the Herald had to provide a translation of tatau - where did they think the word 'tattoo' comes from?!)

    Wellington • Since Jan 2007 • 2401 posts Report Reply

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