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Running out of things to do on the forum? Wink
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Posted: 25 October 2009 at 1:47pm | IP Logged
Why this, why not the Rafi topic I asked you for?

Anyway, yes Lion King was racist. Scar was black and Simba was gay. Whats more insulting to a big black lion than be defeated by a lion who was not even a lion. Its blatant racism.
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Posted: 25 October 2009 at 1:56pm | IP Logged
Uh.. Simba was gay?

And who was not really a lion? I thought Scar was defeated because he was evil. I didn't realize there was another layer of masculine pride or something that he lost.
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Posted: 25 October 2009 at 2:49pm | IP Logged
SImba was so obviously gay. The sequel was all about Simba's Pride. Yeah thats why he was not even a lion. He's a fag. It was all about masculine pride. The circle of life, its symbolic of a male lions assertion and continuation of his lineage. Simba deprives Scar of his legacy.


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I don't even get if you're flaming.. but suffice it to say I disagree. We'll leave it at that.
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Posted: 25 October 2009 at 3:06pm | IP Logged
Originally posted by --arti--

I don't even get if you're flaming.. but suffice it to say I disagree. We'll leave it at that.


This topic itself is ridiculous. You expected one to actually debate something seriously here.

Anyway on a serious note many critics have seriously panned Disney for some of their thematic elements, biases and prejudicial portrayal of negative characters.

The Lion King: A Short History of Disney Fascism

You can also look up All is not Well in Land of the Lion King an essay by Margaret Lazarus a female African American independent film maker. The essay itself can be hard to found but you can read critiques by the students at SMU of her very controversial essay.

http://people.smu.edu/azobrist/Lion%20King%20Essay.htm
http://people.smu.edu/mlandstr/Lion%20King%20essay.htm


Disney's most racism films and characters


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Posted: 25 October 2009 at 3:17pm | IP Logged
I didn't realize this was such a ridiculous topic. I guess compared to a lot of topics on DM, I found this one quite interesting.

It's a valid topic as far as I'm concerned in terms of cultural studies. Popular culture reflects a lot of social issues, and the links you provide affirm that point as well.

Anyway.. I'm off. Take care.

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