"What you’re doing is fine, but be honest about why you’re doing it."
Usually follows a huge explanation on why what you’re doing is not fine.
What did John Green do to be considered transphobic?
So near as I can tell there was a girl named Laci Green who used the word tranny a few years ago when she was eighteen, and then later apologized for it. John Green said “because she used the word “tranny” ” or something similar, as in quoted the word, and now people are in a hissy fit.
He’s also being criticized for saying some other things he apologized for.
Why did white audiences flock to see Django and 12 Years but not Holiday? Why can you relate more to a film about chattel slavery than you can about nine affluent people and their families? These are questions that need answers.
One white audience went for DiCaprio and Tarantino and the promise of gratuitous violence despite the nature of the story. The other went for Pitt and the “art of film” as the film had already picked up buzz for awards season, these were the same white people who saw The Butler or Fruitvale (not both) because the white critics said they were worthy of ticket price. Both films despite the nature of their blackness were white operated and approved for the white palate. There was no such approval rating for BMH. White audiences enjoy good black films, they just need to know their safe for white consumption.
This is pretty dumb.