Tuesday, January 07, 2014

Teenage Racist Ninja Turtles

So . . . there's going to be a new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie released in 2014, starring -- among others, Megan Fox, Will Arnett, William Fichtner, and Whoopie Goldberg, and written by TMNT creators, Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird.

There are a bunch of people who are excited about the prospect. I'm not one of them.I'm not going to see it.

I've never gotten over the original series which was originally shown on television in the late-1980s through the 1990s. It was racist. And it was shown on national television to our children. Wait, let me go further . . . it wasn't just racist, it was subliminally racist; which is the worst kind of all.

Yeah, I know . . . people are tired of folks accusing of movies or television series of having racist content. Because, come on, if you look hard enough you can convince yourself that anything can be racist. Right?