"Avatar" Racist? Give Me a Break!

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The hit movie Avatar, which is currently blowing up the box office, has been accused of having a racist subtext.

An article in UK's Telegraph questions why the Na'vi (the blue-skinned "natives") wear African jewelry and dreadlocks and are voiced by black actors like Zoe Saldana, Laz Alonso and C.C.H. Pounder. "The ethnic Na'vi," the article states, "need the white man to save them because, as a less developed race, they lack the intelligence and fortitude to overcome their adversaries by themselves. The poor helpless natives, in other words, must rely on the principled white man to lead them out of danger."

I think people are just making a mountain out of a mole hill. While I can acknowledge that everyone loves a little controversy, in this case, I think they're really making a stretch.

Get over the "politically-correctness" people and just enjoy movie!

What do you think? Do you think the movie has a racist subtext or do you think that some people are just analyzing it way too much?

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