– There’s an alchemy to recognition, when you see yourself and it, something happens,
something chemical happens. It’s a little bit like magic. It’s a validation of like, I exist. (gentle music) – White people get to be
well rounded in the media, they get to be everything. They get to be everyone and everything. What about the rest of us? We just have to be maids, or we just have to be servants. We have to be slaves, we
have to be serving you. – So, I graduated from Boston University, I went to Oxford to study Shakespeare, and then I got to Chicago. I moved to Chicago and I was like, I’m going to be an actor now. And all the roles I was getting, were named Maria first of all, and most of the things
I had to say are like “Yes Mr. Jones, through here”. Like that’s all they wanted from me. – The interesting thing about the way an entire group of people are portrayed in film and television, is that people tend to believe that. Subconsciously that tells me
where my place in life is. – People have gotten away with not knowing how to work with people of color because they’ve never really had to. With the beauty industry,
– Yeah. – For them not to typecast us as being the class of women
that are afraid to wear color. – Oh no, no, no, no. Like all of this color’s invented. Like you can’t tell me I can’t have it. And also I will not be trained to believe that I’m not worthy of it. – The perception is that
one color works for all. Black has different shades. – There’s 27 countries that
make up the Latin diaspora. We’re not one thing. Sometimes they brownface me too much, or like orange me, or they wipe me out. – I hate when people
start contouring my nose and I didn’t ask for it. Like why is my face not
good enough for you? This is just my face. – Good, but just as pretty. I like this. I love this palette.
– I love it. Looking gorgeous. (laughter) – It was great. (laughter) You’re starting to see
more people of color as directors, as EPs, grips, screenwriters, makeup artists and I think that we are coming along. But I do think that we
have a very long way to go. – I feel things changing and I’m grateful for that change. As a black woman, there’re a lot more
voices in the industry, that sound like mine. That feel true and honest, to not just me, but to
my mother and my aunts and the community that raised me. – I’m creating a Latina show, where Latinas are at the
center and the forefront. I wanted it to look like we look. – You can be beautiful with
whatever feature that you have. Tall, dark, wide nose, big lips. Plus size, petite. Makeup should be used as tool, as a tool to enhance. – When my makeup is done correctly, I feel like I’m being
valued as and artist. And then the character is
being valued as a human. (gentle music)

Color Under the Lights: Representation in Film
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100 thoughts on “Color Under the Lights: Representation in Film

  • September 20, 2019 at 12:39 am
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    Times are changing, I LOVE to see people of ALL colour in film, it does not matter to me what colour you are we are all human.
    I know nothing about makeup…perhaps there isn't much representation of GOOD makeup for people of colour in film? I dunno, race does not matter, who you are as a person does

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  • September 20, 2019 at 1:07 am
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    This ain't it chief

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  • September 20, 2019 at 1:19 am
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    I get really uncomfortable when someone uses that phrase, People of Color. Shits too close to Colored People and it feels like a trap.

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  • September 20, 2019 at 1:51 am
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    Interesting, although I am not a big believer in makeup for women, as I am allergic to many of these products.

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  • September 20, 2019 at 2:23 am
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    Why can't I have big girls?

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  • September 20, 2019 at 2:26 am
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    This might as well have been a collaboration with buzzfeed

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  • September 20, 2019 at 2:45 am
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    Lose some damn weight..

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  • September 20, 2019 at 3:00 am
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    Isthe first lady fat brie larson?

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  • September 20, 2019 at 3:05 am
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    Moral of the video is WhIte PeOplE SuCk

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  • September 20, 2019 at 3:14 am
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    Being black is like the 5th worst quality about her wow what an unlikable bitter whale😂

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  • September 20, 2019 at 3:21 am
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    The dislikes speak!

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  • September 20, 2019 at 3:21 am
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    Sorry 400lb La'Queesha! You can't be Jason borne!

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  • September 20, 2019 at 3:23 am
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    ❤️❤️❤️❤️

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  • September 20, 2019 at 4:02 am
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    The generalization of white people is no less descriminatory than the generalization of any other race, eventhough it seems popular in American culture. Give me names, give faces, give me facts. I'm a part of "white people" and for the life of me cannot think of how I have wronged you.

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  • September 20, 2019 at 4:11 am
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    they were literally just talking about POC representation in film and makeup. why are y’all feeling attacked?

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  • September 20, 2019 at 5:00 am
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    DISGUSTING

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  • September 20, 2019 at 5:01 am
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    My asshole is cute when I put makeup on it lmfao!!! 🌰💩😛
    Women !!! 🤦‍♀️

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  • September 20, 2019 at 5:14 am
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    Well this is racist.

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  • September 20, 2019 at 5:45 am
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    Maybe don't give people loud attitude, I mean you are already fat don't ruin it more….

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  • September 20, 2019 at 6:16 am
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    Further evidence that ugly doesn't discriminate.

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  • September 20, 2019 at 6:47 am
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    It's okay to be confident. But not bitchy

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  • September 20, 2019 at 7:19 am
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    you need to see yourself on film to know u exist. wtf is going on here.

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  • September 20, 2019 at 7:27 am
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    Why does color matter so much …is this just all of America now? If you want validation. Is God's love not enough.Do you really need all what the world has to offer when clearly in the bible it says, Dont love the things of the world. If you need validation, you'll always be looking for that.a person lives more joyful knowing God loves you unconditionally.He said we were his masterpiece lol just know God loves you the way he made you .earth is not eternity.

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  • September 20, 2019 at 7:34 am
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    Where are the asian people? Are they not important?

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  • September 20, 2019 at 8:00 am
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    All Ive got to say is: Will Smith. A mega star that has been a star since the 90s

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  • September 20, 2019 at 8:11 am
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    residentSleeper

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  • September 20, 2019 at 8:18 am
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    Black people and Gay people are severely over represented, in relation to their population. This whole bullshjt video reeks of Anti-White phobia.

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  • September 20, 2019 at 8:56 am
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    There are 407 likes and dislikes Just perfect

    imma ruin it

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  • September 20, 2019 at 9:07 am
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    Reading the comments of these videos always sucks. Ppl are massive bigots, imma stop reading

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  • September 20, 2019 at 9:23 am
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    Yeah cause, a wrinkle in time was such a great movie.

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  • September 20, 2019 at 10:11 am
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    Serve face and truth, ladies! Looking forward supporting to your future projects. Shine bright!

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  • September 20, 2019 at 10:50 am
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    This video is a load of horseshit lmao, black actors have recently replaced tons of traditionally white characters purely for political agenda. Shows and movies are full of black actors in prominent roles. Also fat black lady: your face isn't good enough because you're way too fat. It's not attractive.

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  • September 20, 2019 at 12:08 pm
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    Beauty standards are as damaging to the world as racism so fuck this make up ad

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  • September 20, 2019 at 12:12 pm
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    there is a reason why you don't get roles and the reason is we don't want to see you.

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  • September 20, 2019 at 12:20 pm
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    Are we ignoring vogue videos " a day in the life of… " this past year they had made some amazing videos not about representation but about supermodels that are casually black(grat vids 10/10), i dont like when people put labels to minorities, isnt it kind of racist?

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  • September 20, 2019 at 12:41 pm
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    Why did you copyright CNN 10 @great big story they gave you credit

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  • September 20, 2019 at 12:51 pm
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    This felt like an ad

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  • September 20, 2019 at 1:07 pm
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    “I studied Shakespeare at Oxford DAMMIT!!!”

    ** gets cast as Maria, Olivia’s house-maid, in Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night”**

    yes that’s a thing, look it up

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  • September 20, 2019 at 1:10 pm
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    sumconsciously?

    subconsciously she thought she was about to teach me something

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  • September 20, 2019 at 1:24 pm
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    I’m dissappointed in Gabourey Sidebe. Why did he want to be a part of this…

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  • September 20, 2019 at 1:28 pm
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    Make your own movies then. Stop blaming others for you not being represented represent yourself. Stop looking to white people to do it for you. Whites are represented in Bollywood or Bollywood or Chinese cinema Hollywood was created by whites stop looking for them to represent you do it yourself. I don’t here them complaining about professional sports not representing everyone as much as blacks because hey want their cake and to eat it.

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  • September 20, 2019 at 1:45 pm
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    Do they have any specific examples? All that they've mentioned is things that happened a bunch in old Hollywood. Old Hollywood's ways are ingrained in modern Hollywood but things are changing. Also, this video is very biased, there's only one view in this video, they could at least add a counterargument

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  • September 20, 2019 at 2:00 pm
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    Ugh why do they keep making videos like these, it's only gonna make the assholes roam the streets…. UGH

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  • September 20, 2019 at 2:10 pm
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    This is so hypocritical

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  • September 20, 2019 at 2:45 pm
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    Keep those likes rolling in. We can top this hate.

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  • September 20, 2019 at 2:48 pm
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    I wonder how many white men have received a role where they were named Daquan vs Kyle. You ever met a Hispanic girl named Trisha? Me neither.

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  • September 20, 2019 at 2:51 pm
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    Enough with the identity politics! Liberals are so focused on race that all they can see is someone's skin color whereas conservatives get sick of it because we COULDN'T CARE LESS WHAT COLOR YOUR SKIN, EYES, OR HAIR IS. It's literally just what color you are. What could be less significant or important?

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  • September 20, 2019 at 2:52 pm
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    Only one white person in the entire Black Panther movie. Why? Racism?

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  • September 20, 2019 at 4:17 pm
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    I recommend these ladies to fast.Im sure God meant for us to take care of our bodies this is unacceptable

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  • September 20, 2019 at 5:06 pm
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    CNN owns this channel/company. What’d you expect.

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  • September 20, 2019 at 5:36 pm
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    * sniff * *sniff * I smell controversy…

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  • September 20, 2019 at 5:49 pm
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    505 dislikes, white people hate hearing the truth.

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  • September 20, 2019 at 6:01 pm
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    why does the like/dislike ratio look like that? i dont understand

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  • September 20, 2019 at 6:26 pm
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    I looked through my extensive library of films I own spanning decades of motion picture history with varying levels of accolades, influence, popularity, financial success, or obscurity and I’m straining to find the ones where the roles for the minority is a mere slave or maid? Hm. This is very very strange. I’m coming up extremely short on their argument.

    I’m confident in saying these women are full of shit. Here’s a novel idea. They’re goddamn land whales. There’s not a lot of roles for land whales of any color.

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  • September 20, 2019 at 7:13 pm
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    unsubbed,by sephora

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  • September 20, 2019 at 9:35 pm
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    Fragile white YouTube’s can’t take being told about their own privilege. Whiny babies

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  • September 20, 2019 at 9:55 pm
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    I’m looking through these comments and losing brain cells but I keep seeing the comments that read, “Why so many dislikes?” And some antifa anime picture toting dweeb responds with “because they are racists”

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  • September 20, 2019 at 10:33 pm
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    She says black has different shades as if there isn't multiple shades of white

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  • September 20, 2019 at 11:00 pm
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    Mayos mad

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  • September 20, 2019 at 11:00 pm
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    Just came to dislike because I saw this on reddit lol

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  • September 20, 2019 at 11:12 pm
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    oof the centipedes got triggered to hell by this lmaoo

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  • September 20, 2019 at 11:31 pm
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    pointless virtue signaling. all the dislikes are people recognizing this as a made up first world non issue, not from literal double Hitler racist bigot white supremacists.

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  • September 21, 2019 at 1:20 am
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    Make up is for ugly people. It rarely works though.

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  • September 21, 2019 at 1:35 am
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    Upvoting to combat the reactionary racists downvoting.

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  • September 21, 2019 at 2:14 am
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    Lol at that like/dislike ratio. Stay mad, alt right <33

    Edit: keep it coming, your triggered responses fuel me <3

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  • September 21, 2019 at 3:05 am
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    Fat ugly people and beauty shouldn't ever be spoken of togethet

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  • September 21, 2019 at 3:10 am
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    💖💖💖💖

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  • September 21, 2019 at 4:55 am
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    Wow

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  • September 21, 2019 at 5:41 am
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    C'mon, this is the movie industry, you aren't judged by your race, but how you look and fit a role. After all, the audience (market) determines what is ultimately on the screen. This is why you will rarely see unattractive women in leading roles or as the main love interest because we, the audience, don't see that as believable unfortunately. Being good looking trumps whatever race you are, and this is the main issue with Hollywood and the value we place on people.

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  • September 21, 2019 at 9:32 am
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    How are people going to disagree with a video about representation and equality and then say that they aren't racist 🤦🏾‍♂️

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  • September 21, 2019 at 9:39 am
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    why didn’t Maria get a hashtag? only the dark one

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  • September 21, 2019 at 11:13 am
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    0:25 complains about wypipo being everything…

    let’s look at the bottom of the screen and read under her name…… hmmmmmm

    doesn’t seem to be oppressed. not as a woman, not as a person of extremely dark colour, not as an obese person, or as a woman with a “bossy”, “bitchy” attitude.

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  • September 21, 2019 at 11:30 am
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    Welp, america doesn't only have an health issue

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  • September 21, 2019 at 11:34 am
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    make up is toxic

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  • September 21, 2019 at 12:32 pm
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    What??

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  • September 21, 2019 at 2:06 pm
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    This dislike ratio depresses me.

    Seriously, fuck the people who think minorities shouldn't be in films.

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  • September 21, 2019 at 2:13 pm
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    Shitshow below – be warned

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  • September 21, 2019 at 3:52 pm
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    I think the blond hair lady and the black hair lady are the same one 'under the magic light, maybe with the makeup'.
    I think I was wrong.
    The thumbnail is totally a bait.

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  • September 21, 2019 at 4:38 pm
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    Lay off the KFC girl.

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  • September 21, 2019 at 6:47 pm
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    While i understand their points, it comes across as very preachy and arrogant.

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  • September 21, 2019 at 7:18 pm
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    Y'all know the facts already. Like it's all nice n all but you will fall for looks first right. Like who would turn down a guy with like 6 abs in terms of looks.

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  • September 21, 2019 at 11:41 pm
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    Befor I saw this I thought that this is a white lady who turn black under the light lol

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  • September 22, 2019 at 12:39 am
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    People are getting pissy at this? Why? Nothing about this is particularly inflammatory. Are you all just hypersensitive cucks?

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  • September 22, 2019 at 11:49 am
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    So…. Does anybody know the point of this video? Cause I don't get it

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  • September 22, 2019 at 1:36 pm
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    0:21 bitch you is well-rounded

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  • September 22, 2019 at 5:08 pm
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    Shout ne out plz

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  • September 22, 2019 at 10:58 pm
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    💗💗💗

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  • September 23, 2019 at 1:42 am
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    Me,a minority:“just give me something good,I could care less how my race is being represented

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  • September 23, 2019 at 6:35 am
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    Fat, not white, and dying early = beautiful and stunning.

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  • September 23, 2019 at 4:12 pm
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    stfu and suck it up

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  • September 23, 2019 at 5:07 pm
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    I feel as though hollywood forgets that people who are not white are people too, and not just plot devices

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  • September 23, 2019 at 5:48 pm
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    Great Big Story is better than this

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  • September 23, 2019 at 9:28 pm
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    Why do they happen to be so fat

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  • September 24, 2019 at 3:55 am
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    all i have to say is opra, obama, all the mexican/latino cooks on food network, and whoopi goldberg

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  • September 24, 2019 at 5:10 am
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    so you're supporting tokenism?

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  • September 24, 2019 at 1:31 pm
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    Precious

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  • September 24, 2019 at 2:54 pm
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    For 19.99$ a month you can help

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  • September 24, 2019 at 9:16 pm
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    Two people using race and heritage to prove a point while speaking in NOT their native tongue while living in NOT their native lands.

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  • September 25, 2019 at 12:02 am
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    Shut up

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  • September 25, 2019 at 7:53 am
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    At first I assumed this commercial was about heavier set women having an issue finding work in Hollywood , I could see how that could be a contributing factor on why they aren’t getting the role they feel they deserve , perhaps not necessarily race related in those cases .

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