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White Supremacists Boycott 'Thor' Due to Skin Color Issue

December 17, 2010 05:03:21 GMT

Council of Conservative Citizens plan to boycott the film as it casts Idris Elba as Heimdall, who is generally depicted as being white.


White Supremacists Boycott 'Thor' Due to Skin Color Issue
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While many are excited to see Kenneth Branagh's "Thor", some are apparently not pleased with the movie. Council of Conservative Citizens have declared their plan to boycott the Marvel film following filmmakers' decision to cast Idris Elba as the Norse god Heimdall, who is depicted as being white in the classic mythology.

"Norse mythology gets multi-cultural remake in upcoming movie titled 'Thor,' Marvel studios. It's not enough that Marvel attacks conservatives values, now mythological Gods must be re-invented with black skin," so they write in an article at the website. "It seems that Marvel Studios believes that white people should have nothing that is unique to themselves. An upcoming movie, based on the comic book Thor, will give the Aesir an insulting multi-cultural make-over. One of the Gods will be played by Hip Hop DJ Elba."

The Council, which calls the States "an integral part of European civilization and the European people," insists "the American people and government should remain European in their composition and character." They further criticize Marvel's depiction of the character by comparing the picture of Heimdall in his classic version with the one in Marvel's 1960 comic books. At the end of the article, they give a link to a site which marks the online campaign to boycott the film.

It can be denied that Heimdall is sometimes referred to as the "White God". However, in Marvel's comics the character is featured in darker skin.

Elba, who portrays Heimdall in the big screen adaptation, has previously spoken up about color skin issue in the film, saying "Thor's mythical, right? Thor has a hammer that flies to him when he clicks his fingers. That's OK, but the color of my skin is wrong?"

"Thor", which will be released May 6, 2011 Stateside, has Chris Hemsworth taking the titular role. The story will follow the arrogant Thor who is cast down to Earth due to his reckless actions, but later learns what it takes to be a true hero when the most dangerous villain of Asgard tries to invade Earth.

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posted by True God on Mar 08, 2011
Wôdan is displeased with the corruption and the propagation of historical inaccuracies. Bastardize christian/muslim/Yhudim mythology or suffer Ragnarök and the purging of your useless existence under Niflheim. Only true believers shall feist in Valhalla, while the rest of the mongrel dogs shall suffer!
posted by Rafael on Feb 12, 2011
This is just the global conspiracy to take power over the world. Once you are trying to put an unfair image of a tribe and therefore, an ancient culture you are trying to irresponsable create values that are wrong and immoral. These people that made the movie are irresponsable with HISTORY AND ACADEMICAL KNOWLEDGE. Therefore, irresponsible dumb movie. WAKE UP AMERICA, GLOBAL POWER TRYING TO TAKE CONTROL OVER YOU AND THE WORLD.
posted by Tizzard on Feb 12, 2011
White people deserve a culture too. Boycott Thor.
posted by celestialdemon on Jan 14, 2011
The difference with casting a white man to play Nelson Mandela is that Mandela was a real person. The Asgardians are mythical characters, so the color of their skin shouldn't be a big deal. Now if they cast someone like Idris to play Napoleon, then there would be a legitimate problem.
posted by Germanic on Dec 27, 2010
I am not a racist in fact my wife is non-white, however I am a comic fan and I am also interested in history ( especially German/Roman history ). I recently stumbled across this website and found it very interesting that this article is being hailed as ” hate/ racist”. I will also be boycotting this movie as well as Marvel comics as they are continually overstepping the boundaries when it comes to catering to political correctness in order for them to reach a certain audiance at that time ( basically selling out the origional characters to make more money e.g. when they turned Nick Fury into a black man among others and now of coarse changing the pantheon of Germanic gods and heroes into a mixture of nationallities.) I have no problem with Africans in film. I also like some of the Nubian heroes in comics as well, and would not like to see a “white” Luke Cage, Blade, Storm or Black Panther. Marvel is notorious for being too involved in politics and also in changing their theme to suit the mainstream trends at the current time. I am very dissappointed that the Thor movie has strayed from the origional Norse myths and I feel that marvel has bastardized one too many storylines this time. I will not be seeing this movie or supporting any future movies, comics, video games, collector’s items, or ANY product endorsed by Marvel! DOES THIS MAKE ME A " WHITE SUPREMESIST"?
posted by Boycott Political Co on Dec 23, 2010
Boycott Politically Correct films! This is an insult to Norse people, to us it is mythology by to Norse people this was their religion before Christianity. This is insulting to their culture and social fabric. This would be highly offensive to any other culture if the shoe was on the other foot (the last airbender), let's respect everyone's cultural icons and traditions and keep Politically correct and motivated aims out of cultures' beloved myths.....
posted by TheLastSamurai on Dec 21, 2010
in south Africa everyday die 60 white man's, children's and womens because they are white... so where is now theese idiots blabling about "racists&racism"... Theese morons are used by ZOG's motherfuckers-the "usefull idiots" for theirs interests. In Mandela's politic party program "Whites" are called the "devil's seed" who's must die, and that monkey(mandela) got the Noble Prize... fuck these wild african animals!
posted by tIM on Dec 20, 2010
i THINK ALL OF US THE HUMAN SPECIE ARE SUPREMACISTS SO I DON`T HAVE GRUDGE AGAINST WHITE SUPREMACISTS UNLESS HEY COMMIT CRIMES IN THE FURTHERANCE OF THEIR AGENDAS.THIS DEBATE ABOUT AS TO IF JESUS WAS AN ARAB OR JEW HAS BEEN GOING-ON FOREVER AND IT HAS BECOME STALE..SO I`M NO GOING TO GET INVOLVED IN THIS CHILDISH AND SILLY DEBATE AT ALL
posted by Condor on Dec 20, 2010
First off I think I should point out that I am African American, and second, I don't think it's racist to say that an African American man shouldn't play Thor, I would be just as mad if a white man were cast to play Nelson Mandela in Invictus (thank God one wasn't). While I do think that Idris Elba being in this film is inaccurate, I don't think it warrants a boycott of it.
posted by tigran on Dec 18, 2010
to the girls at the Council: Idris Elba may be a hip hop dj in his spare time. He is also one of the best actors on the scene right now.
posted by rockford peaches on Dec 17, 2010
who cares if a bunch of racist, small minded, uneducated losers boycott. racism kills the mind and spirit. white supremecists are dead inside.

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