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hello! I don’t watch shadow & bone, but I think I have been misinformed or I at least misinterpreted the racism surrounding the show. Is there racism in show or is there racism in the fandom? I thought the show had racism in it so I haven’t been watching it?
hi sorry for the late answer, both the fandom and the show itself does have a lot of problems, I will put it under the cut, and the racism can be narrowed down (I think) to:
(under the cut there is mentions of racism)
- alina, the main character who is half Shu (which, according to the grishaverse wiki, is based around the region of Mongolia and China) is subjected to racist terms which was absolutely not in the books. it was a wholly unnecessary thing to add into the show. look, there is enough racism asians face in real life, why would the writers explicitly add racism into the show when it didn’t even exist in the books? it doesn’t add anything to the plot really.
- amita suman, who plays inej, was given a white stunt double who painted her skin brown in order to do the stunts. this is pretty disgusting, and the showrunners should have known better, but what can we expect from a show that has 90% of the people behind the screen being white? there really was not an excuse to use a white stunt double, they cannot pull the ‘we could not find one’ excuse when … hello bollywood and desi stunt doubles literally exists.
as for the fandom, a lot of people have been unwelcoming and unkind and racist to people of colour, ESPECIALLY desi people, such as Archie, Amita and desi fans of the show, since before the show released (hell even Leigh called a racist fan out like last year I think). this has mostly been done by ben barnes/darkling/darklina stans. I’m not going to generalise or at least try not to and I don’t care about the character or the ship I just mentioned, but that is where most of the hate, especially towards archie, has been coming from and it’s time that that specific part of the fandom (along with others of course, but especially that corner) acknowledges that there are people within it being racist and it’s their job to call them out too, especially when it comes to their friends that are perpetuating racist stereotypes about south asian people and calling us and the actors slurs.
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and y’know what i’m not done, racism is not just calling someone a slur. it’s about comparing two of the ONLY south asian cast leads to a white man and saying he performed way better (because why not bring the other white actors into it? why only the south asians?). it’s the targeted racial harassment people have shown my twitter mutuals since she said that said white man was old. it’s about belittling desi fans, it’s about speaking over us when we try to tell you you’re in the wrong, it’s about how people brushed over the stunt double incident. it’s about how people were trying to say archie isn’t really a desi man and that you all were saying stuff w heavily racist undertones because he played a character some ppl don’t like.
and it’s about you all continuing to be friends with racists and not calling them out, when you know what they’ve said and done. that is enough reason to assume you’ve taken their side in the argument and that you have never stood by the people of colour in this fandom. it shows where your priorities and morals lie, aka with racist bigots.
it’s not a ship war when y’all bring racist rhetoric into it. it’s a very real issue that we’ve seen play out over and over in various fandoms. i do not care if someone was nasty to you over your ship or saying it’s bad in your inbox, if you are being blatantly racist in return.
tw racism /// OK NOPE HAD ENOUGH. I HAD TO BLOCK SOMEONE YESTERDAY DUE TO ME CALLING THIS OUT AND THEM GETTING ‘OFFENDED’ BUT HERE WE GO AGAIN.
i actually! do not! fucking care if you find it ‘hurtful’ that we’re saying a certain section of this fandom needs to get their house in order and cut ties with the individuals who are racist shits. i actually do not fucking care if you find it ‘hurtful’ that we say glorifying a sexual assault scene is fucked up. I HAVE BEEN IN FANDOM FOR A LONG TIME. I TRULY DO NOT CARE.
my desi friend has been being harassed for the last 48 HOURS over cc, with messages being sent to her calling archie and amita ‘curry munchers’ and calling jessie a ‘chink’ - all because she snapped at one cc ask which was slating amita and archie in comparison to ben (and making racial slurs whilst doing so), and she made a jokey comment about how actually ben’s acting was inferior.
YOU ARE SERIOUSLY TELLING ME. THAT THIS FANDOM DOES NOT HAVE A PROBLEM WITH RACISM. WHEN A DESI WOMAN SAYING THAT ABOUT ONE OF THE WHITE ACTORS HAS LED TO 48 HOURS OF TARGETED HARASSMENT.
so no! i do not give a single fucking shit if you feel i’m ‘targeting your ship’ by saying “hello, this section of the fandom has repeatedly been racist and abusive and excused sexual assault and if you ship it then you do you but as a member of that community it is your fucking obligation to call that out and cut ties with the individuals doing so”
because! oddly enough! i care more about how this fandom has a repeated habit of pushing racism under the carpet by saying ‘oh it’s just ship wars’. you do NOT scare me by reblogging posts i’ve made about this saying i’m attacking d*rklinas. you do NOT scare me by wading into my inbox harassing me about this. the block button exists for a reason, baby. you are not facing oppression for us saying that that section of the fandom has individuals in it who have indulged in racism unchecked for far too long. that isn’t oppression. that’s us speaking the fucking truth.
want us to stop calling you out for indulging in racism, abuse, and assault apologism? it’s really fucking simple. stop being racist, stop being abusive, and stop glorifying assault. we are LITERALLY not asking for the moon here. GET YOUR FUCKING HOUSE IN ORDER. i care more about the safety of poc individuals in this fandom than i do about you getting your feelings butthurt over a fucking ship. GOODBYE.
ok I have absolutely had enough, it’s high time for people in the shadow and bone fandom both twitter AND tumblr to recognise and acknowledge how rampant racism is in this fandom. ESPECIALLY towards south asians, such as Amita and Archie and the Desi fans in this fandom. We have constantly had to endure y’all saying the vilest shit imaginable about Archie because he plays a character you guys hate, we’ve constantly seen slurs been thrown around, we’ve seen y’all brush off the stunt double issue and make excuses for it, we’ve seen you throw Amita and Archie under the bus just to prop up Ben Barnes, who is a white man. Your actions are so damn vile and despicable.
Another thing a LOT of y’all need to hear is: someone saying a certain white actor in that show can’t act is never, ever, EVER on the same level as the racist shit Archie and Amita and the south asian fans of this show have had to endure. EVER. Don’t get me wrong, I like Ben Barnes and have since I was like 8 when the second Narnia movie released, but DAMN some of his stans doing this are pure evil…. do not think for one second that someone criticising him will ever be comparable to the blatant racism y’all have shown us since the moment this show and cast was announced.
You can see what happened here in a thread I made explaining what is up (I quoted the tweet that started this entire convo) and another ask that drove me to finally make this post.
“Do you like my island? My grandmother had an island. We could circle the whole place in an hour. Then one day, we went back to the island to see it infested with rats. They came from a sunken ship and fed on coconut. But my grandmother came up with a solution. She buried oil drums and filled them with coconut bait, luring them down the drums. In about three months, all the rats were trapped. So what do you do? Do you drown them? Burn them? You leave them alone. As soon as they run out of coconut, they begin to eat each other. When there are two left, you let them go toward the coconut trees. But they will not eat coconut anymore. They will only eat rat. You have changed their nature.”
i know it’s hard to believe right now, but there is more to life than sadness and trauma and mental illness. there is love and joy and hope and so much more. there’s so many incredibly beautiful little things to find happiness in every day you’re alive, even if things aren’t good right now. there are always sunsets to admire and movies to watch and dogs to pet. i know that life is hard, but it’s full of incredible things in the everyday, things that tell you that you will be okay, that there is love always.