Twitter Users Say #IAmMajor…ly Done With Hollywood’s Whitewashing
Ah, yes. The old "backfiring Twitter campaign" play.
I’m often loathe to write about the forthcoming whitewashed Ghost in the Shell, but when you combine that with the infinite … uh, let’s say “wit” of the internet, then you end up with Ghost in the Shell‘s seemingly dead-in-the-water Twitter user content ad campaign. They created an image generator, one that allows you to upload your own image, “glitch” it, and then add a message in a nice, neat font. Seems innocuous, no? Well… again, this is the internet, where snark is generated by the bucketful.
— Pink Veronica 🏳️🌈 (@riotgrrlriot) March 13, 2017
— John Fischer (@johnthemod1) March 15, 2017
— ❄️Ellen Oh❄️ (@ElloEllenOh) March 14, 2017
It seems like the campaign is completely backfiring on them. On Twitter, the #IAmMajor hashtag is utterly flooded with comeback images directed at the film’s unabashed whitewashing. One even suggests some excellent Asian actresses who should have played Major Motoko Kusanagi.
— 葵白 (@darkpastels) March 13, 2017
And finally, with the real coup de grâce…
— Gareth Watkins 🏴 (@GarethLWatkins) March 14, 2017
I would love to be in that room, too. Damn. If you’re looking to get in on this hilarity, the iammajor.me website is still up and awaiting your submissions. Let us know what you come up with in the comments!
(via Kotaku, image via Kodansha Comics)
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