Asian director “Juelz” over lack of Afro-Latinos featured in “In The Heights” movie.

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  1. Justise M

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    I feel like there is no winning with these bluechecks

    Kaep tried giving representation on his book cover and they had a problem with that
     
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    if the neighborhood doesnt look anything like how they portrayed in the movie, i wouldnt call this fake outrage

    imagine if a Black person made a movie in china town and barely had any asians in it and it was all Black people with maybe some blasians in it.

    them yellow mfs would cause a social media storm over it.

    so I have no issue if Afro Latinos feel left out espescially if they are a big part of that neighborhood.
     
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    thats not really crazy as yall make it seem, espescially given the fact that Dominican vs Haitian feud from what i read started with Haitians trying to pull some shyt on the Dominicans

    and ever since then its been beef between the two.

    those dark dominicans are their family members and partners.
     
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    Try as hollywood might, to push Latin led leads.

    No one cares, Also these latinos do nothing but try to do what ADOS people do or hop on whatever trend and it always ends badly.

    No one is interested in latino culture or latin leads like that:yeshrug:
     
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    I was just driving through Washington Heights and I saw all shades

    I’m not wasting my time watching a musical though to see if it’s an accurate portrayal. Bottom line is if they want to see more Latino media, they need to support their movies more like we do or they will be right back to being just sexy women and thugs in movies. I don’t know too many black led movies that open as small as 11 million, especially with a big production like this. I hate to say it but I don’t think it’s popular outside of a few demographics
     
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    That wasn't always the case

    Late 80s and 90s there was a run. Today I agree
     
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    i agree swith the bold, but the earlier parts i disagree with. But ahh well i dont feel like arguing let alone for others
     
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    idk what was poppin like that in the late 80s and 90s like that. I know there was Selena in the music department.
     
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    :russ::russ::russ::russ::russ::russ::russ::russ::russ::russ::russ::russ::russ::russ::russ::russ:
     
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    Yeah. Her answer was definitely suspicious. The whole "we just hired the best people for the job" line is always naive - as if out of the 7 billion people on earth she was the absolute best person to portray this character. Maybe they should've cast a wider net?

    On the other hand, the director's answer wasn't as bad as people are making it. At this point, the movie's done, what else can he say except "That's a fair question. Maybe we should talk about it :yeshrug:"
     
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    im gonna be honest, its eye opening, but not suprising that they would imitate black artists given the influence they had.
     
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    Part of the problem is, a lot of young blacks dismiss black music of previous decades for drill and trap music.
     
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    Yea like we're killing down every Haitians on sight over there :comeon:
     
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    Not at all surprised that a colorist Asian director doing a movie concerning Dominicans would be colorist

    :russ:
    Whole country of confused mutts :francis:
     
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    That and some posters like generalize a whole group of people after interacting 1 or 2 ...
     
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