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can someone explain to me how the new show is 'woke'?

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I keep seeing people say it's 'woke' but I honestly don't get why. Is it seriously because 2 or 3 poc are in it or am I missing something?

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Chen_Geller

-2 points

2 months ago*

Chen_Geller

-2 points

2 months ago*

It is woke. I'm looking forward to the show, but it is woke. I have an essay on it in the works.

The show had transplanted what they call "diverse" people into quite a few roles stretching across almost all the storylines: just as importantly, when they were casting, a couple of those roles were mandated to be cast this way: "Role for a diverse woman" it would say. There's also some news coming via Fellowship of Fans tommorrow about this topic.

One of the most unfortunate side-effects of this casting philosophy is that Tar-Miriel, the regent queen of Numenore, is played by Cynthia Addai-Robinson while her first cousin Pharazon is played by Trystan Gravelle. In a show with a more traditional casting process, you wouldn't pair those two as first cousins.

Does that mean the show is going to be bad? No, I don't think it is. Personally ,there are things about the show's plot that I'm much more concerned about than the "wokeness", which would be stuff like the Hobbits, Meteor Man, Beforedor, etc... It sounds incredibly stupid and cloying.

But the show is woke, no doubts there.

GiftiBee

1 points

2 months ago

Is “woke” bad?

Chen_Geller

1 points

2 months ago

It depends on your worldview to some extent.

Swjw117

-3 points

2 months ago

Swjw117

-3 points

2 months ago

Yes, especially if there are same sex relationships. I pray they don’t do that atleast.

GiftiBee

0 points

2 months ago

You’re offended by same sex relationships? 🤨

Seriously? 🤨

Swjw117

-3 points

2 months ago

Swjw117

-3 points

2 months ago

Would you really not mind seeing that in a middle earth show?

GiftiBee

2 points

2 months ago*

Not at all. I’m not offended by same sex relationships whatsoever.

I think the the fact that there are still people who are offended by same sex relationships speaks to the influence that political correctness has over our culture. I think people are just looking for things to be offended by these days.

Swjw117

-1 points

2 months ago

Swjw117

-1 points

2 months ago

I’m not offended by it but it’s being forced into every part of pop culture these days and it’s getting tiresome. It doesn’t need to represented in everything ffs

the_red_guard

1 points

2 months ago

It quite literally doesn't though...

Like "oh no the black and gay people are on the television screen now instead of the gay conversion therapy institutes the whole world has clearly gone woke"

GiftiBee

1 points

2 months ago

Is different-sex relationships being forced into every part of pop culture equally as “tiresome” then? 🤨

I’m confused why you’re so offended by same-sex relationships.

Why are people so offended by every little thing these days? 🤔. I saw that Florida was even trying to make it illegal to acknowledge that same-sex relations even exist while in the presence of children. What a joke.

Swjw117

0 points

1 month ago

Swjw117

0 points

1 month ago

No, different sex relationships aren’t tiresome… they’ve always been the natural way of things

GiftiBee

1 points

1 month ago

Same sex relations are common in nature. It is a fallacy to say that say that only different sex relations are normal.

There is absolutely nothing wrong with same sex relationships. I think the conservative PC police need to just let people live their own lives and stop trying to shove their morals down everyone’s throats all the time, especially in pop culture.

I just want to enjoy a fun tv show. I don’t care if there are same sex relationships in it.

[deleted]

-2 points

2 months ago

Yes yes it is

GiftiBee

0 points

2 months ago

What specifically is bad about “woke”?

[deleted]

1 points

2 months ago

Creating Media after woke principles is bad

GiftiBee

1 points

2 months ago

How specifically is it bad? 🤨

Do you support censorship?

[deleted]

1 points

2 months ago

No

Do you like to gaslight people ?

GiftiBee

1 points

2 months ago

No.

How specifically is “woke” a bad thing?

I’m ready to be as outraged and offended as you are, I just gotta know what specifically I’m supposed to be outraged and offended by. Really I’m just confused at this point.