‘Planet of the Apes’ Slapped With Racism Drama

Published: Tuesday 11th Jul 2017 by David

For spectators of the ‘Black Lives Matter‘ spokesman DeRay McKesson the blue vest he often sports has now become just as recognisable as the intense debates he engages in to combat systemic racism.

What any of this has to do with the new ‘Planet of the Apes’ movie?

Following the release of its trailer and poster, eagle-eyed viewers from around the world claim to have spotted something unsettling.

 

Citing Hollywood’s worrying habit of comparing black men to monkeys (click here) as their grounds for concern, said eagle-eyed fans have now taken to social media to demand an explanation from the movie’s producers.

 

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  1. God July 11, 2017

    Hmmm. There’s certainly a valid comparison here. DeRay has been on national tv wearing that vest. Others even worn it as a Halloween custom. Also, none of the other films had the apes in clothing. Thus, they got some explaining to do.

  2. Suicide Blonde July 11, 2017

    Wow!….This is funny to them, a blatant mockery.

  3. truthteller July 11, 2017

    Disappointing but hardly a surprise. I mean they’ve got away with blatant whitewashing in the past (for e.g. Ridley Scott’s Moses film), so why not this.

    • Bam July 11, 2017

      They didn’t get away with that as the movie bombed at the box office.

      As for the monkey it might be best if we actually wait until the movie comes out to see why he is wearing a blue vest. But I know some people just like to attack without getting all the facts…

  4. eric July 11, 2017

    Why don’t we start asking our own community the tough questions? More than 100 people in Chicago were hit by gunfire during the 4th of July holiday and people are crying about a puff jacket?! The crips have been wearing blue vests, jackets, t-shirts and everything else since before this man born, so does that mean I can accuse him too of having an ulterior motive? How many of these blue puff jackets were responsible for the deaths of black men and women as opposed to the number of black on black shooting deaths? No one wants to admit that the greatest threat to black lives are we ourselves. Play dumb if you want to.

    • Fancy BISH July 11, 2017

      I grew up in an all black community and absolutely NO ONE was hit by gunfire…and no, it wasn’t the inner city…and yes, it was two parent homes, dual income and if you didn’t keep your grades up you got checked…everybody had Nintendo, bikes, scooters, skateboards, clothing, eveything…hardly any fights…the majority of us went on to college..I’m just providing some balance about “our community”

    • Jasmine July 11, 2017

      That is a very stupid mentality. The violence in Chicago does not represent black people in America. It does not even represent Chicago since it is limited to the south side of Chicago. A single character in a movie would represent one person and not a gang of people. Seems like you are grasping at straws to validate your idiotic opinion that the south side of Chicago represents black peoples in America when the polar opposite is the truth and reality. Nice try though but you miserably fail!

      • eric July 11, 2017

        I’m not saying it’s representative of a people; rather that it represents a nationwide problem that threatens said people in particular. Your point about a movie character representing one person does not support the issue presented in the story, as it’s argued that black people as a whole are being compared to apes–that is all based on a jacket which is too common an object to be labeled racist in the given situation. That is what my analogy alluded to. It wasn’t for validation, as I have no need or want for it. The truth is the truth.

    • Caleb July 11, 2017

      Why don’t you go comment on an article about Chicago gun violence then instead of trying to change the subject here?

  5. Fancy BISH July 11, 2017

    This is that bullsh!t…but I don’t watch this corny sh!t anyway lol

  6. July 11, 2017

    So disgusting.

  7. Drinkmybussyjuice July 11, 2017

    REAlly. This is possably the BIGGEST reach i have ever seen. SMH ppl will believe anything or find a way to relate it to race. ND b4 anyone tries it…im black

    • Oh my July 11, 2017

      No you’re not. You’re the same racist c*** that stalks every race related article under a different username. Foh.

  8. Caleb July 11, 2017

    These racist m************ really think they are slick and that no one would catch onto what they’re insinuating.

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