Harry potter isn't real either, yet how would you feel if they all of a sudden casted a black woman to play him?
It DOES matter.
This made me crack up at the thought of a black woman playing Harry Potter.
Yeah, but Harry Potter in the book had green eyes, not blue... did that bother you?
They tried to have Daniel wear green contacts but he was allergic to them. At least they tried to stay true to the book.
They didn't really stay true to the book. They left plenty out. I had to explain things to my boyfriend that were in the book, but not in the movie.
The contacts irritated his eyes, he wasn't allergic. Throughout the book it says he has his mother's eyes, but in the movie it looks like his mom has hazel or brown eyes and his are blue...
My Santa was always black. I don't know what you're talking about.
My kindergarten teacher said he changes colors depending on whose house he is in.
I could see if you live in a black neighborhood you would have a black Santa but Santa is a fat white man. People need to stop trying so hard to be "diverse."
It's not just about being "diverse" Saint Nick might be a real man, but Santa Claus is an imaginary character, he can be blue, red, purple, it doesn't really matter... HE'S NOT A REAL PERSON. He can be an avatar for fucks sake and it wouldn't matter. The point is what he represents and if mole men dressed up as Santa can make kids happy, then why are people too old to believe in Santa arguing about it?
Because arguing about things is fun, obviously. How else would we pass the time?
I think malls are trying to cash out by pretending that they care about diversity.
It might be, I mean it's kinda stupid, people shouldn't care about Santa's race or anybody's for that matter
You're saying that kids won't like Santa unless he's an old white man? They might not have the same experience as us, but it will be just as good. I know, because when I was a kid, in an attempt to do what you're all saying the Santas put on a white mask and all and it looked so fake and creepy and all the kids knew it was just a mask... I have to say, I'd rather be looking at a black or Indian or whatever race the person might have been behind the mask, rather than a plastic face.
I think she's just saying that if you're a kid who believes Santa is a fat, white, old guy with a beard and someone says he doesn't actually meet any of those characteristics, you might be a little offended or let down.
While I'm on the topic... I remember last year there were people talking about how "Santa lost weight" or "Santa's on a diet and he's eating celery and beansprouts (or some other healthy crap)." What the fuck is that shit all about?
They're going to be let down sooner or later... look at http://amirite.net/667874/1528141
Trying to promote healthier living? I have no idea, nor do I care.
True.. kids are pretty fuckin stupid. We didn't have a chimney in our house when I was a kid and my parents told me he magically opens the door and comes in.
Meh, the people I lived with never bothered telling me the oh so wonderful story of Santa, the way I found out was in school and I didn't really like the idea, mostly because it was a guy with a plastic mask handing out cheap candy....
If Santa is to be believable, he can't ride fucking raindeer through the sky and have the belly of Buddha and yet be able to fit through your chimney... he shouldn't have elves, he shouldn't be able to travel the world in one night... if you can explain (lie) to your kid all THAT, then I think you can explain to your dumb naive kid why he changes races and gender every year....
"If kids are going to believein Santa have those wonderful years that we all had as kids, then Santa can't switch genders or races.
Kids don't know that's impossible, they simply think it's magical and unfathomable."
I know the second comment was talking about elves and chimneys and shyt, but the same logic applies. I mean, out of all the things Santa can do, changing colors is the one that's not believable?
I really can't keep arguing with you... that last comment destroyed your argument. If you have a better argument then I'll listen. Till then, ciao.
What would you call it? And yes, the guy who isn't resorting to personal attacks is the asshole, that makes a lot of sense.
No... I never said any of those things, I'm saying that his race/sex doesn't really matter. What I said was creepy was when they tried to make him an old white man and they put on cheap plastic masks. Although I do think the idea of a fat old man breaking in your house (or a little kid having to sit on his lap in order to tell him their truest desire) IS creepy, I didn't say it.
I realize what you are saying, YOU and most of your generation grew up with a fat white old man and it was wonderful, if this generation doesn't have the same guy, then it won't be as magical or wonderful. I'm saying it can be.
This generation, there I changed it
You tell 'em
I could sit here and argue that the Loch Ness Monster is green or blue, but guess what? It's not real, and neither is Santa.
This reminds me of that one episode of The Mentalist where the murder victim was president of The Society for the Accurate Portrayal of Santa.
Santa Bob: Look, if Santa isn't a white male and Christian, what the heck is he?
Santa Tony: He's everyone! He's the spirit of generosity in all of us. He's the...
Santa Bob: Oh, would you be quiet? You dumb hippie!
Also, Santa is NOT real, so stop pretending that he is.
He's not? :( childhood crushed.
So the tooth fairy is real right?
if this guy can make reindeer fly, then he can be whatever color/shape/age/gender he wants.
I'm fine with Santa being whatever, as long as it was actually someone that deserved the job and not just because they wanted to be racially sensitive.
Okay, if you're a white kid, you can believe in a white Santa, or whatever. In my parents' household, Santa was black, and our decorations all depicted black figures. We can't exhibit a little pride? We have to have the image of a white Santa and white everything shoved down our throats?
Have you ever met Santa?
Or that Jesus is white.
Pretty sure that's the point- Jesus isn't white, Santa isn't black.
I still disagree to this post, but considerin that Santa's from the North Pole, he was probably very pale.
Sorry: disagree with, and considering
St. Nick originated from European tales, yes, but the race of the guy dressed up as Santa in the mall doesn't matter to me.
Santa isn't real...