Tuesday, February 2, 2010

A plea for tolerance to Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

The following has been sent to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences regarding the Oscar nominations they will be soon be announcing:

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With respect and with determination, we ask the Academy not to nominate the James Cameron film Avatar for any Oscar awards this year.

As you know, there was a global protest against Avatar on December 18, 2009 because of the film's exclusion of gay, lesbian and transgender characters.  And because of the film's apparent denial of Evolution and because of its heterocentric suppositions.

Diversity, tolerance and health care are basic human rights and Avatar directly and indirectly assaulted those rights. To promote the cause of diversity and to send a message of tolerance we ask the Academy to ignore Avatar during its nomination process. By doing this, you would be telling the creators of Avatar and others, that it wrong to exclude people on the basis of their sexuality. That tolerance requires a rational and scientific basis.  That we must celebrate diversity. 

If you decide to nominate Avatar for any award we will have no choice but to speak out and to protest.  We will do this on March 7, 2010.  We will protest to give voice to those who have been silenced by hate and intolerance.  We will speak out to defend our rights and to defend our President who working to promote the change we seek.

We thank you for your time.

55 comments:

  1. It's a movie. James Cameron doesn't need to apologize.

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  2. It had been a long time since when I saw as real action and scientific buzz as Avatar movie. I was amazed to see the action stunts performed by actor. It simply rocks man! Trust me guys I enjoyed the movie a lot. Moreover the quality as always provided by this website was matchless. That’s why I refer this website to you all to Download avatar movie.

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  3. Sincerely, what is wrong with you people? According to you, everything should have sexually-deviant characters/plots/everything just because you people are constantly demandind more and more rights for yourselves? James Cameron has no reason whatsoever to apologize.
    Psshh, what is the problem if the movie shows perfectly normal heterosexual relationships?

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  4. Um...they probably NEVER HEARD OF YOUR "PROTEST", because it DOESN'T EVEN EXIST!

    And they won't hear about your "protest" of the Oscars either, because it won't exist.

    And "Avatar" makes NO STAND WHATSOEVER on the issues that you're talking about. And that includes Health Care!

    If people at the Academy even bothered to read your email, they're laughing at it.

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  5. And, oh, yeah, your "plea" was sent a little too late. The actual nominations for the Oscars were decided days ago!

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  6. I don't understand people who use terms like "normal". What does that mean? How do you know that being gay isn't "normal"?

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  7. No movie that has been made has flambouyant gays in it. Nearly all movies exclude gays. Being gay is not normal at all. You serve no perpous for the human race; you cannot reporduce. I am glad that Avatar won the best movie of the year. The movie takes place 144 years in the future, if the human race was evolving into genderless (which it isn't) they would not have evolved into genderless people in 144 years. Avatar is all about evolution. Fuck obama (his name doesn't deserve to be capitalized) and fuck you. You cannot stop Avatar. Its sad to see someone being this moronic. Fuck this blog and fuck you, cunt.

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  8. Also, I do not hate gay people. I'm just stating that they cannot help humanity because a gay couple cannot reporduce.

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  9. Lara, please take high school biology, you'll learn that your bullshit claims about Evolution are exactly that.

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  10. I support gays, bisexuals, lesbians, and transgenders completely... but THIS is an EMBARRASSMENT to their community. I can't help but be infuriated every time I read something from this blog. This is a prime example of a person being offended and thinking that the rest of the world should bend over backwards to please them. Do us all a favor and grow up. The world does not revolve around you.

    Your arguments are ridiculous. James Cameron has done nothing wrong. There's a little thing called artistic expression. Stop condeming him for it.

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  11. I hope Avatar goes to hell.

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  12. Seriously, get a life.

    Yes, gay, lesbian and transgender people exist but that doesn't mean that they have to be portrayed in every single movie or TV show that comes out.

    It's people like you that make my teeth itch. I support homosexual & transgender rights and feel they should have the same rights as the rest of us. However, what I despise are whiny little protesters that get offended because they're not "represented" on the big screen.

    I'm a minority and the fact that I don't see one of "my people" on the screen doesn't disturb me in the least. In the same way that when Hollywood or TV makes fun of my nationality I usually laugh (if it's funny) or I don't laugh and continue watching.

    You need to grow up a bit and realise that the world does not revolve around you and your ideas and probably never will.

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  13. Considering Avatar is the highest grossing movie of all time....your protests obviously don't do a damn thing.

    Why protest the Oscars then?

    Seriously, get a grip.

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  14. You guys are so mean to Lara. How do you think she feels knowing that Avatar has been a blockbuster and her protests have gone unnoticed? How do you think it makes her feel to know that it has been nominated for umpteen Oscars which it will probably win? How about a little sympathy for the girl who just got ran over by a freight train?

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  15. Person above me shut the fuck up! Lara has this coming. The reson why this protest is unnoticed is because of 3 reasons:
    1) It's stupid
    2) It's unpopular
    3) It vilotae artistic freedom
    Who said she or he got ran over by a train?!

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  16. I fully support this protest. American culture is a virus leashed upon the world.

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  17. Funny how all the Fox News Zombies keep flocking to this blog to bash Lara and anything gay or transgender. They are so insecure and are so determined to prove they are red-blood straight boys but I suspect they lay awake at night wondering what it would be like to be with Lara.

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  18. Go hang yourself, it will be better for everyone...
    There are too many stupid people in the world. Stupid people with stupid protests for example...

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  19. Fucking gay idiots. Here are some ideas for you. Stop whining, find a gun, shove the rifle up your gay ass and then pull the trigger. Go kill yourself, the gay community doesn't need trashes like you.

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  20. Lara, can you post James Cameron's address here? We need to protest at that asshole's home. I think that's the only way he'll get the message.

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  21. Person above me shut up. I hope you get arrested. You have no respect.

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  22. Lara, can you post your address here? We'll try our best to send you some doctors. You really need mental treatment.

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  23. Lets all protest Lara's blog!

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  24. As unlikely as it may seem -- Lara, in a roundabout way, of course -- is correct.

    The Na'Vi are a superstitious, backward culture who refuse either to make any attempt to understand the implications of the newcomers in their midst, or tolerate humans personally. Possibly the most momentous event in their planet's history -- the arrival of alien life -- and they treat it as a serious inconvenience. Unlike humanity, which expends vast resources attempting to understand the Na'Vi, the Na'Vi's assumptions of their own superiority and the perceived weakness of human beings make them sneer at any attempt to understand humans or learn of their culture, or to share their knowledge in return. On the other hand, why should they? Humans are intruders, after all, with no respect for their sacred groves or whatever. On the other hand, with a more detailed knowledge of the invaders, they might have been better able to understand the threat they posed when their aims were frustrated.

    As for health care: nor, also, do we see any examples of native Na'Vi medicine. 'Let the planet handle it', they say, an eerie similarity to faith healing if you ask me, yet another malign relic of superstition and ignorance.

    The glorification of primitive cultures and the Rousseau-inspired liberal myth of the 'noble savage' has kept much of the non-white world in virtual servitude to industrialized elites for centuries. The worship of poverty and the destructive 'green agenda' seeks only to preserve the privileges of the wealthy at the expanse of the common man. When we patronize the 'wisdom' and 'spirituality' of primitive tribes living in abject poverty, we perpetuate the cycle.

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  25. I love you Lara and it is my desire to be seduced by you. I want you to gag me with a Pulp Fiction-type gag and I want to you strip me and enter me with your shemale cock of tolerance.

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  26. Lets all protest Lara's blog!

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  27. Why protest Lara? That's stupid. Avatar is the problem, not her.

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  28. Thank you for writing this letter and sharing it with us, Lara. I'm sorry to see that the Academy seem to be filled with narrow-minded people.

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  29. Person above me you couldn't be more wrong! You and these close-minded LGBT lovers are the problem!

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  30. im sick of gay faggots who think theyre
    normal and everything should evolve round you. shoving your vile ways down peoples throats, its cunts like you why hitlers get into power and want to kill useless species like you

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  31. IF U DONT LIKE IT YOU GAY SCUM ,MAKE YOUR OWN FUCKING FILM. U FUCKING DISGUSTING ASS LICKER, GO OUT AND PLAY ON HIGHWAY 96

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  32. Well, we're sick of Christians and other right-wingers imposing their beliefs on everyone and telling us we can't marry or have children if we want. Its because of people like you we get people like Bush, Palin and Limbaugh. Being gay is normal and healthy and children should be allowed to be gay and grow up gay if they want. We don't want religion and stop shoving it down out throats.

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  33. I am sorry, but being gay is as far away from normal as possible. The norm is for man and wife to marry and have kids. You can't argue that, that is the norm, it is what happens most often. Now, a small percentage of the population chooses to go against the norm. They are in no way then normal. Now, I am not saying this is a bad thing, if everyone was normal and ordinary life would be extremely boring. But don't try to call yourself normal, when you are not

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  34. There is nothing normal about being a breeder.

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  35. Uhhhh... How do you reproduce if the entire society becomes homosexual?

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  36. The natural order is for men and women to reproduce and produce the next generation. If you are so against breeding, I want you to go jump off the nearest bridge because you are a product of a man and woman fucking one another.

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  37. What proof do you have that its the "natural order" for men and women to reproduce? Climate Change happened after the human population got over 4 billion so maybe humans are not so natural.

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  38. "There is nothing normal about being a breeder."

    LOL, how not? 98% of the population worldwide (probably, 96% in the US for sure) are "breeders" as you call them. I would say that's pretty damn normal

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  39. Tomas, my poor ignorant child, you're showing your moronic assumptions in your statement. Heterosexuality is the natural order because there is no other way reproduce and open the world to the next generation. Another note, the planet earth is 4 billion years old, while according to real evolutionary scientists, modern homo-sapiens are no more than 200000 years old.

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  40. I normally could care less about the political noise that surrounds me, but when did President Obama say he was promoting a transexual agenda?

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  41. I think you want to be fucked by Lara, kray!

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  42. I just hate it when people go shitting all over evolution and proven science with their crackpot agendas.

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  43. Literally the FUNNIEST blog I have ever seen, Lara, you need to adopt a pro-gay attitude, as it is, you so obviously hate the LGBT community and I for one, do not approve of your sexism. After all, no one could simultaneously support something and make something look so bad at once.

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  44. if everyone was gay the whole world would die out, it can not reproduce, DESTH TO GAYS, it's sick and not natural as it can not produce anything natural

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  45. Whoever started this blog has some serious issues, please seak professional help.

    If I make a movie that has black people in it, but no mongolians, does that automatically make me an anti-mogolian hater that wants to perform genocide against their race?.

    ...i'll give you a clue (the answer is no).

    One of my best friends is gay, and even she said WTF?!? when I gave her the link to this page. She thinks you're nuts too, so congrats.. and good luck with the therapy :)

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  46. As unlikely as it may seem -- Lara, in a roundabout way, of course -- is correct.


    that comment seems like they didn't even see the movie, did you really see it? the only reason the na'vi didn't like the humans was because the humans used machine guns on them and were destroying their home.

    I mean, when 9/11 happened, did we say hmm well lets become more friendly with Afghanistan and muslim culture, lets compromise? No we said "fuck this we need to protect ourselves and our way of life". lol we didn't say hey lets consider taking their jihad and incorporating it into our culture, that would be ridiculous. humans didn't respect their way of life so why should they respect human's way of life.
    It's not at all ignorant to want to live your life the way you want, it's not at all ignorant to protect whats' important to you, as for health care, it has nothing to do with this movie, thats like trying to find an illegal immigration scandal in alice in wonderland.

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  47. even if you're transgender, you identify with one gender more than the other obviously, how would anyone relate to a genderless species, and if no one can relate to the movie, people wouldn't like it as much. why would they sacrifice the billions they made just for you.

    when over half the population becomes homosexual then yes, it would be a norm, sociologically speaking. it sounds mean, but being black isn't technically a norm in USA. now there's nothing at all wrong with it, its' just not a norm. nothing wrong with being a minority.

    you should be fighting for minority rights not minority domination, fox news will take advantage of you by using your protest to make straight fox viewers fear and turn against you even more by making them perceive a threat from the gay community.

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  48. James Cameron has no absolute reason to apologize, so get over it. You're protesting for nothing.

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