Friday, December 16, 2005

King Kong - RACIST!!!!

You know, sometimes a banana is just a banana. And sometimes a story about a giant ape is just a story about a giant ape, and not a metaphor about white supremacy and European colonialism. Here's a column by James Pinkerton touching on these themes in Newsday. (Hat tip Ann Althouse)

I think one of the comments posted to Ann's blog said it best:

As for racism: If some tweedy guy is saying that a gigantic ape represents black people, I think that says more about his racism than the movie's.
Couldn't have said it better myself.

Go check out the reviews for King Kong here at


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