Film critic bans Twitter account after being mocked for saying white people portraying blue aliens in ‘Avatar’ movie is cultural appropriation

A film and television critic has been mercilessly ridiculed for claiming that white people portraying blue aliens in the latest Avatar movie are guilty of cultural appropriation of people of color.

Kathia Woods, a writer for the Philadelphia Tribune, was eventually forced to suspend her account and do it all tweets privately.

“At some point we need to talk about Avatar cultural appropriation and white actors playing as pocs,” Woods wrote on Twitter. “It’s just a mess so it’s not necessary and no amount of visual effects/GCI is going to erase that. Bad Lace Fronts/Dry Synthetic Braids. Jesus, save it.”

Woods bizarrely linked the blue-hued aliens of the fantasy film world to “people of color,” and many on social media reacted with contempt and derision.

“At some point we have to talk about how wakefulness and people like Kathia Woods are ruining the entertainment industry with attitudes like that. People so bitter they can’t enjoy a fantasy film and its message. Americans and their rabid racial policies are infecting the western world.” read An answer.

“Hey @kathia_woods you’re a straight forward clown! The shit that comes out of liberal brains is amazing!!!!! I feel sorry for you guys!!!!” answered another critic.

“Come on, you have to know that’s ridiculous, right? It’s a science fiction film. We know the inspiration behind it, but it doesn’t represent her. Those are meant to be blue aliens, no more, no less.” read another answer.

Not everyone had a completely different opinion.

“I think the insult to cultural appropriation in general is way too broad, but it’s also okay to point out that this is creatively bankrupt and uses a hack pastiche of the vernacular culture aesthetic to end an already clumsy allegory.” pounding home about colonialism. Feels exploitative.” said noah flower

Others pointed out their apparent hypocrisy when denouncing the white cultural appropriation of blue aliens, while previously praising the reinvention of the character of Superman, another alien, as a black male. forest clogged at least one person for saying so.

Woods also wrote for Buzzfeed and started her own website focused on cover “Black, African American, Hispanic and Female Filmmakers/TV Producers.”

Avatar: The Way of Water is a sequel to the 2009 blockbuster, both directed by James Cameron. The latest movie collected $134 million in domestic theatrical sales and $300.5 million in international ticket sales during opening weekend. Film critic bans Twitter account after being mocked for saying white people portraying blue aliens in ‘Avatar’ movie is cultural appropriation

Laura Coffey

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