When i first heard about the whole hacking thing, i thought it was a part of marketing of this movie, but canceling the movie release proved me wrong (click here for more info) Feel bad who worked on this movie and get threaten though. (*update...they did release it on christmas day...click here)
But seriously...When i first saw the trailer what i felt was a cultural arrogance. North Korea is an interesting country, I never understand them and never will. But that doesn't give dominant country/company a right to insult them. People who made this movie should've known it will bring a lot of unfortunate consequences. North Korea is under a brutal dictator, considered one of the top human rights violators in the world...so i careless whatever/whoever make something about them, but what it makes me sick the most about this movie is a racism against Asians.
Racism against Asians is often unaware and it flies under the radar therefore it accepted as the normal. This was one of the reason why i felt this movie is shoving cultural arrogance on my face. I don't know why people think it's ok to be racist when it comes to asian, but people get so upset when it comes to black people, latino or sometime even muslim. Asians are normally calm and they don't want to get into trouble as much as possible, but that doesn't mean they are pushovers who can walk all over.
People compare this movie with "The Great Dictator", but seriously, this movie is not a satirical political comedy. This movie does not provide any sharp political statement. This film does not stand against their political system, dictator, human rights, mass starvation, or terrorism, therefore I don't think this film is an act of courage. It's a cheap and racist comedy made by ignorant people who didn't even try to understand other culture. That's the reason why i don't fully understand this racist comedy movie gets treated like the most important film of our era. People also often say about "Freedom of speech" but I think people should also know "Freedom of speech" comes with responsibilities. It is not a word you can hide behind.
Thank you so much everyone who stopped by yesterday. And thanks so much for the gallery to giving me a chance to be here. It was my first time ever being a part of the event like this in the gallery and I still can't believe I was here among with all these great artists!!
My Pocahontas piece,"In the Shade of Grandmother Willow", will be available starting tomorrow (Nov 15th) at Disney WonderGround Gallery and I will be at the gallery for the art release and signing from 11a-1p.