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Critics Boycott CBS Series 'The Stand'
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Posted By: Dreadnought, 12/19/2020 10:14:02 PM

Well, it had to happen eventually. In our new woke paradigm, actress Scarlett Johansson can’t portray a woman identifying as a man. Nor can James Corden be a straight actor playing a gay character. Thus, we take an obvious next step: Deaf characters should only be played by deaf actors. Such is the premise of a December 17th letter picking up steam on the web, which condemns the casting of actor Henry Zaga. Henry can currently be seen as Nick Andros in a new adaptation of Stephen King’s bestseller The Stand on CBS. In the series, Nick is deaf. But there’s some unacceptability afoot: Henry, as it turns out, can hear.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Mushroom 12/19/2020 10:27:16 PM (No. 636794)
Aw come on! Marlee Madelyn can only handle so much work at a time! :) Although I love seeing her.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: JayD 12/19/2020 10:32:57 PM (No. 636798)
So all the movies adapted from books where they mix in actors of different races to make the cast more diverse, even though there was no such diversity in the original work... That's not going to happen any more?
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Reply 3 - Posted by: Mauigirl 12/19/2020 10:34:59 PM (No. 636799)
King has written a few good novels. 'The Stand' was not one of them.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: Chuzzles 12/19/2020 10:37:43 PM (No. 636801)
So it is okay for the PC disease ridden Left to cast black actors to play a historical character as though it was for real, but Hollywood can't cast a hearing actor as a deaf person? Come on Lefty whiners, it is called ACTING. Not real life. Marlee Matlin would probably find no favor with these people either because she wasn't born deaf. She lost almost all her hearing at age 18 months due to a fever and severe illness. IIRC, I think she uses some kind of high powered hearing aids in her private life, but she prefers to act as a deaf actress. She is wonderful. So wonderful you almost forget she is deaf.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: marbles 12/19/2020 10:52:24 PM (No. 636807)
It's called ACTING. It was O.K. with the dems when caucasion founding fathers were played by black men in Hamilton. One way street ?
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Reply 6 - Posted by: JHHolliday 12/19/2020 11:10:35 PM (No. 636816)
Do these self-righteous fools really have nothing better to do. Talk about an easy, pampered life when this is one of your main concerns. So we can’t do Macbeth without an all Scottish cast? I remember the movie Broken Arrow with James Stewart as the Indian Agent and Jeff Chandler, a white Jewish actor playing Cochise. Both fine performances but I am sure would now draw protests from the usual unemployed, unemployable leftist halfwits that scour the news looking for something to be offended about.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: Norway 12/19/2020 11:35:43 PM (No. 636830)
Actors....uhhhmmm...Act. They're supposed to do that.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: NYbob 12/19/2020 11:41:45 PM (No. 636831)
I thought Jack Reacher was supposed to be 6' 5"? I'll bet some of those actors pretending to fly planes don't even have a pilot's license. Oh, and Robert Downey doesn't have a Iron Man suit that works like that. The thing about critics is they NEVER create anything themselves. Why pay attention to the opinion of someone who can't do the thing they complain about, and today everyone thinks a critic has to be negative. I guess when you have nothing else going on, tearing down someone who made something, makes a small person feel like they are momentarily in charge and important. Ignore them. Good creative work that isn't 'woke' will find a large audience who just wants to be entertained.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: lostinmassachusetts 12/19/2020 11:48:45 PM (No. 636836)
Carried out to its illogical conclusion black opera singers should only appear in Porgy and Bess and only Japanese sopranos can play Madame Butterfly. The great Leontine Price made a career of singing all the great roles despite being black. But now we must all appease the racist Philistines on the Left. BALONEY!
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Reply 10 - Posted by: texaspast 12/19/2020 11:52:21 PM (No. 636839)
So where is the protest against all those gay guys playing straight guys in the Hallmark movies???
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Reply 11 - Posted by: happywarrior 12/19/2020 11:56:50 PM (No. 636841)
The book was good but I was a kid.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: Proud Texan 12/20/2020 12:12:28 AM (No. 636850)
But dead people can vote!
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Reply 13 - Posted by: Trigger2 12/20/2020 12:12:46 AM (No. 636851)
How stupid. This cancel culture is going too far.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: GoodDeal 12/20/2020 12:38:11 AM (No. 636864)
Would critics boycott a CBS series about Superman if the actor couldn't bend steel with his bare hands fly faster than a speeding bullet and leap over buildings with a single bound?
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Reply 15 - Posted by: 4Justice 12/20/2020 12:38:55 AM (No. 636866)
Then why bother having actors since nobody is allowed to act (i.e. pretend to be someone they are not). From now on, all plays, shows, movies, etc. must use the actual people who are being portayed. That should work out really well (Haha Haha hah!) And it could get rid of activist Hollyweird once and for all. (!).
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Reply 16 - Posted by: mifla 12/20/2020 5:09:45 AM (No. 636917)
OK, time to revoke all of those Oscars awarded to actors who had to act.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: jj1319 12/20/2020 5:38:42 AM (No. 636919)
Josh Gardner is available.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: canadiandruid 12/20/2020 6:42:46 AM (No. 636930)
...and never go full retard (hat tip tropic thunder)
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Reply 19 - Posted by: Rotten in Denmark 12/20/2020 6:59:27 AM (No. 636935)
What will happen to Zombie or Dead movies now🤣🤣🤣
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Reply 20 - Posted by: F15 Gork 12/20/2020 7:10:20 AM (No. 636937)
Boycott CBS? I’ve been boycotting ALL the networks for well over 20 years now.
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Reply 21 - Posted by: dolphin 12/20/2020 7:23:54 AM (No. 636945)
I'd like to see something where a conservative plays a conservative for a change. But I know that will never happen.
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Reply 22 - Posted by: franq 12/20/2020 8:07:00 AM (No. 636983)
Never heard of it.
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Reply 23 - Posted by: Laotzu 12/20/2020 8:37:40 AM (No. 637005)
The Left operates on a few axioms that are just loony. First, it doesn't take a Black Man to understand the plight of a Black Man. We all have the facility to do that. It's called empathy, and it's a fundamental quality of our humanity. If we didn't, the library wouldn't have a fiction section. Second, you don't need an 18th century sea captain to portray Captain Ahab. It's called "acting." It's the portrayal of someone OTHER than yourself. What it does demonstrate is how successful P. Barry was in converting millions to the Church of Identity Grievance. L. Ron Hubbard would have been green-eyed with jealousy at the success of the Democrats.
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Reply 24 - Posted by: Goose 12/20/2020 8:39:34 AM (No. 637009)
Next, there will be complaints that there are not enough roles for deaf (is it ok to use "deaf"? How about auditorially impaired?) actors?
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Reply 25 - Posted by: udanja99 12/20/2020 8:55:50 AM (No. 637023)
Besides being pathetically idiotic, it appears that Hollywood is so bereft of creativity and ideas that all they can do is produce remakes. The first Stand was a mini-series and I thought it was well done and followed the book, which I loved. The worst part of the original was King’s own acting. He insisted on being in the cast and was hideous.
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Reply 26 - Posted by: Old Army Vet 12/20/2020 9:10:53 AM (No. 637033)
So following that logic, transgenderism is dead. You can't be or play something that you are not so logically if you are a man you are a man and if a woman a woman. There solved it.
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Reply 27 - Posted by: varkdriver 12/20/2020 9:53:08 AM (No. 637065)
James Corden is straight? Wow. Who knew?
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Reply 28 - Posted by: jimboscott 12/20/2020 10:09:33 AM (No. 637075)
And, in a related story... The Hemlock Society has issued a statement demanding that only REAL dead people should portray those who die in the movie and television industry.
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Reply 29 - Posted by: red1066 12/20/2020 10:34:23 AM (No. 637099)
So an actor who isn't deaf can't play a deaf character? It's called acting. Well if the critics are so upset by this, then explain to me why a black actor can play Alexander Hamilton on a Broadway stage and nobody says squat.
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Reply 30 - Posted by: Namma 12/20/2020 11:12:25 AM (No. 637138)
so when an actor portrays a blind person, does the actor have to be blind? If so, the Ray Charles Story better be re-made.
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Reply 31 - Posted by: Strike3 12/20/2020 11:18:53 AM (No. 637141)
I'm boycotting both CBS and Stephen King for their leftist natterings so this one will be easy.
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Reply 32 - Posted by: Strike3 12/20/2020 11:27:58 AM (No. 637148)
Funny but unrelated side note, the wife and I were on vacation and took a walk around Banghor, Maine with our Golden Retriever. The dog took a dump right in front of King's house. I thought she showed a remarkable sense of humor.
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Reply 33 - Posted by: dwa 12/20/2020 11:37:16 AM (No. 637157)
I guess then to be totally "woke", only real murderers can play murderers in a movie: only real criminals can play a criminal; only real rioters can play rioters; only real rapists can play a rapist; only real zombies can play a zombie etc etc. This is how stupid our society has become.
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Reply 34 - Posted by: edgar 12/20/2020 12:14:37 PM (No. 637198)
The left seems to be acceptable as men portraying women and taking over women's sports, so why would they be upset over a tv show (aka make believe, acting). What is being a lefty without being outraged about nonsense?
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Reply 35 - Posted by: jimboscott 12/20/2020 12:21:49 PM (No. 637202)
I did a little research and I was SHOCKED to learn that the movie 'Amadeus' used someone OTHER than Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart in the title role! That's just WRONG.
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Reply 36 - Posted by: Hazymac 12/20/2020 1:15:26 PM (No. 637242)
Playing oneself is naturally where one is truest to form: no acting required, Still looking as young as he had a decade earlier, Audie Murphy, awarded the Medal of Honor--he could have been awarded several MoHs--for conspicuous heroism on the battlefield in World War II, played himself in To Hell and Back (1955). Some of those who had served with Murphy said that the movie actually downplayed what he did, and said that if the film had shown all that he did, nobody would have believed it. Tennesseans knew about Sheriff Buford Pusser before Joe Don Baker played Pusser in 1973's Walking Tall. The shocking August 1967 assassination attempt on him that took his wife and nearly killed him was big news. The sheriff had had most of his face below his nose shot off. After he got out of the hospital his lower jaw was wire mesh and his mouth was an ugly gash in his lower face. In the summer of 1973 Sheriff Pusser was at Nashville's E.B. Smith Chevrolet promoting a book that had just been written about him. The movie had barely scratched the surface of what he had been through with the smugglers, moonshiners, cutthroats, and ne'er do wells down on the Mississippi border near Corinth. There was much more to follow, only this time the sheriff would play himself. Two more Walking Tall movies were in the works when the sheriff, a notorious leadfoot, crashed his Corvette and died in 1974. Maybe it wasn't meant to be. Swedish actor Bo Svenson played Pusser in the sequels. For me, the original movie with Joe Don Baker was best. Incidentally, Sheriff Pusser was huge: about 6'6", 250 pounds with the large machine tool hands it took to handle the Colt .41 Magnum that was his preferred sidearm. He signed the book I had just bought and because there wasn't anyone else waiting to meet him, we chatted for a couple of minutes. He was about the most physically imposing man I ever met*, but he seemed to be a nice, humble man in every outward way. Still, I'd have hated to be on his bad side! Around the time I met him, he was about to sign a contract to play himself on screen. I wish he had had the chance. *Sheriff Buford Pusser had survived eight gunshot wounds, seven stab wounds, and twice being run over by a car.
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Reply 37 - Posted by: Aubreyesque 12/20/2020 4:38:36 PM (No. 637327)
Hollywood is dead, hollowed out by the SJWs and wokeness parasites. Throw Hollywood on the pyre, light the match. Its over.
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Reply 38 - Posted by: broken01 12/21/2020 7:28:09 PM (No. 638206)
I read the stand while on my second Naval deployment. That was also the time that I liked Stephen King, his books and his movies. Pet Semetary scared the crap out of me. Speaking of crap CBS, King, the movie and Mop Head Whoopi Goldberg starring in it all now fall into that category.
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Reply 39 - Posted by: virbots 2/23/2021 6:04:49 PM (No. 706092)
Taken to it's logical conclusion, actors will only be allowed to play themselves.
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The Supreme Court denied review today to two cases filed in connection with the Presidential vote in Pennsylvania. The first case was filed by both the Trump Campaign and the Republican Party of Pennsylvania, challenging the decision by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court that make changes to the election laws in Pennsylvania. The second case was filed by GOP Congressman Mike Kelly, challenging the adoption by the Pennsylvania Legislature of no-excuse absentee balloting as a violation of the Pennsylvania State Constitution,
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