On Sunday, Landmark Report published a story about Quvenzhané Wallis, the black nine year old Oscar-nominated actress cast to play orphan Annie in a remake.
When I first learned about the decision, I wasn’t necessarily a fan. I have nothing against remakes of movies–I just failed to see the point of trying to recreate Annie, a movie that has been done time and time again. Also, as we saw from the recent decision to change the appearance of Canada’s own Anne of Green Gables, people don’t tend to respond well to character alterations as minute as hair color, let alone ethnicity.
Of course, that all changed when I heard from the people who don’t want a black actress playing the traditionally ginger-haired, freckle-faced orphan.
Hours after Rebecca Thompson’s brief story on Wallis was published, it was picked up by Stormfront, a hate-saturated hotbed of white supremacy and neo-Naziism.
I have a slight history with the site. After barring access to an event I was organizing to one of the site’s active members, I was labeled a “Koshervative” and “Jew” (neither of which is particularly offensive to a lover of Israel, like myself.) My very Jewish colleague at the time was actually quite congratulatory of me for the label.
Regardless, my objection to Annie being portrayed as a black girl was an artistic one, not a racial one. However, in seeing the bottom-feeding variety of humans who stand in opposition to this Will Smith-produced remake, I wholeheartedly support the film.
Here are some select comments from the messageboard:
“Anything to make the white man look bad and the groid [Negroid] look good. Sick.” -MattwhiteAmerica
“Just another tired remake puked up from Sheenywood. Does anyone doubt they are out of ideas and are scraping the bottom of the barrels?!? Last years Oscars were for comic book movies and remakes, that’s about it with the exception of the obligatory Holohoax propaganda puked up by the kikesters.” -SPOON!
“This used to be my favorite movie as a child. I knew every word, every song and would watch it daily. Since when did blacks like musicals anyways? Its disgusting that they are pulling this crap.” -Milky
“I was going to say, what wealthy White person in their right mind would want to adopt a little negro girl? But then I remembered the answer—virtually any white guilt ridden Hollywood actress with a reparation complex.” -Sun and Steel
“Little by little they are erasing White history…. and Whites. What’s the definition of “Genocide” again?????” -Merk0331
“More like Little Orangutan Annie.” -Infidel1