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THIS SHOW TAKES PLACE IN KYOTO????!!!!!
Absolutely recommended viewing.
(be prepared to read VERY fast, though)
As many other dyslexic folks keep pointing out, he is an actor whose job it is to memorize and deliver lines. This is what he does for a living, and he is obviously capable of doing it very well. He was NOT the only dyslexic person on that stage that night, not by a long shot.
He had a rehearsal, but even if he was cold reading a cue card, he knew who he was introducing in advance of stepping out on that stage. He had ample opportunity to learn her name and how to pronounce it. I can’t imagine someone going on a huge international broadcast like that for the sole purpose of introducing someone. and not taking 60 fucking seconds to figure out who it is that you’re introducing.
So sorry, but I feel no guilt about teasing him for that, especially considering that he is a much bigger star than Idina Menzel, for whom that performance was a really big deal. She deserved to have her name pronounced correctly.
I keep seeing this “Travolta is dyslexic” thing on my dash.
Dyslexia would not make him incapable of memorizing a five syllable name. If he knows he has this problem, he should take the time to know the name. It is a professional courtesy to his fellow performer to pronounce her name correctly. They rehearse this shit. If he knew he’d have trouble reading her name off a cue card it is his responsibility to know the name he is supposed to say. ON THE OSCARS.
Even professional actors can get mumblemouth - it was happening quite a bit during the broadcast - but he didn’t mispronounce her name. It was NOTHING CLOSE to her name.
He didn’t seem to have any trouble reading any of the OTHER words off the teleprompter. He only messed up her name.
Is he even dyslexic? I don’t recall ever having heard that before. It is not on his Wikipedia page. I need to see a reliable pre-Oscars source, because everything on Google right now is all “he’s reportedly dyslexic” and it’s all post-Oscars.
As several people have suggested, he may be being confused with Tom Cruise, who has spoken about his dyslexia often.
And hey, I don’t remember HIM ever flubbing a name that badly in the many times he’s presented at the Oscars.
As Scientology tells us, dyslexia is not real. So Travolta cannot be dyslexic.
Lupita Nyong’o & Christoph Waltz | 86th Annual Academy Awards - Press Room (March 2, 2014)
They’re the best, aren’t they?
unfriendly reminder that Alfonso Cuarón directed a video that portrays autism as a terrifying threat and a burden to non-autistic people, basically a video that says autistic people are diseases, not actual people
Friendly reminder Alfonso did that short because it’s in fact the satire and the social critic of the common excuses society employs for the autistic when he went to treat his son of four in that moment. -five when the short was aired- . He retired from the cinema industry for years because in 2008 he had his son of 4 years old diagnosed with Autism and that short is what the medics told them about the disease, so in 2009 he directed that short as a reply.
Añadió que su pequeño está saliendo de su condición, motivo suficiente que lo alienta a regresar al cine pero más adelante.
"En nuestro país casi nadie le presta atención al problema y para colmo, muchos niños son de bajos recursos y los que tienen van a Estados Unidos a tratarlos, por eso yo invito a que la gente se informe al respecto", apuntó.
Dijo estar muy involucrado con organizaciones, ya que viviendo en Londres puede estar más en contacto con instituciones, pero inclusive en ese país se observa cómo es “prehistórico” la forma en que asumen su responsabilidad ante el problema.
He added that his little son it’s slowly healing from his condition, enough motive to cheer him back to the cine industry, but it will be later.
"In our country no one pays attention to the problem and to add even more, many kids are from low resources and the ones who have it just go to USA to treat them, that’s why I invite people to get informed about it" he pointed out.
He said he was very involved with several organizations, since now he’s living in London and he can be more in touch with the institutions, but even in that country he can observe how is “prehistoric” the form they assume the responsibility while they face the problem.
This report by Mexican press was done a year before this short was made and even when Cuarón talked about how they literally didn’t get the idea of this is what HE FACED while treating his son, everyone accused him of “being the worst face of autism” when those words in the short are actually what his family had to suffer for years -two since the announced retirement, three since the short was aired - as discrimination from the society.
I want to give him the benefit of the doubt but it doesn’t change the fact the video completely fails at getting that across if that was what he was trying to do. If the video was clearly framed as “society’s perception of autism” vs. “the reality of autism” then I’d probably have liked it. But no, the video was done in such a way that it seemed like the conflict was “EVIL AUTISM” vs. “parents FIGHTING EVIL AUTISM hoping for a cure,” which only feeds into the damaging societal perceptions.
It does seriously bug me that Cuaron hasn’t apologized or at least spoken about this video and its (perhaps unintentional) hurtfulness since its release.
did I ever tell you I used to read the welsh version of harry potter as a kid
"hogwarts’ fast train"
with such loveable characters as
and of course who could forget the four houses
and possibly the most dignified
OMG my family owns this!
when male writers create “strong female characters” that show hints of feminism without ever calling it feminism.
when said strong female characters go ahead and slut shame and spray hate all over other women.
I’m still waiting to hear what happens when these crimes are…
I can only assume OP is referring to Britta as she’s the only actively “feminist” one. And if that’s what they’re going after they’re probably missing the point of her character entirely. No, Britta is not a perfect role model or portrayal of feminism. Just because a character calls themselves feminist, doesn’t mean they are. Just because a person calls themselves anything doesn’t mean they are. Besides, if you wanted a real example of a good feminist character on the show, I’d point to Shirley. Her motivations have always been her own. She wanted to run her own business and do her best for her family.
Britta’s entire fucking character arc is her realizing what a sham of an activist she’s been and learning how to actually do things right. In the second fucking episode she admits that she doesn’t actually know what she’s doing. But at least she’s learning it’s called character development.
None of the characters on this show are perfect. But that’s what makes them interesting and relatable. If you want instantaneously perfect character, go read fanfiction. The fact that they’re all terrible messes only serves to make them human beings (*cough*) who fuck up, but then eventually learn from their mistakes.
Heck, I actually really love the development this season just because of how much we get to see Britta learning how to love herself as well as being a good activist and psychiatrist.
As for the actual address at Dan, his reaction is completely understandable. I mean, the post was directed at (though probably not written for) him via tag. In addition, as an artist, if his work is going to be criticized, it’s only reasonable for him to expect actual explanation or critique rather than just a gif of someone rolling their eyes.
Best response I’ve seen so far.
The original poster obviously does not understand the show.
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