By Jesse Washington
Near the end of the hit film Avatar, the villain snarls at the hero, "How does it feel to betray your own race?" Both men are white - although the hero is inhabiting a blue-skinned, 2.74 metre-tall, long-tailed alien.
Strange as it may seem for a film that pits greedy, immoral humans against noble denizens of a faraway moon, Avatar is being criticised by a small but vocal group of people who allege it contains racist themes - the white hero once again saving the primitive natives.
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"Maybe if he had a black hero in there, that point would have been even stronger," Bogle said. - Sapa-AP
Published on the web by Tonight on January 18, 2010.
Actually, the properly PC way would be if the hero was a Han Chinese. They are after all the biggest ethnic group.
This kind of nonsense makes me sick. Then again, those idiots probably wouldn't know a metaphor if it hit them on the head.