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Discussion in 'Personal' started by nizebaby, Sep 20, 2019.

  1. nizebaby

    nizebaby Star commenter

    There's been an advert in the london tube etc for ages now. It's for Aladdin. The actor playing the genie has sub-saharan African features. He has been Yellowed Up and his eyes made up to look Chinese.
  2. nomad

    nomad Star commenter

    Got there first on the other thread.

  3. FrankWolley

    FrankWolley Star commenter

    Disgraceful...I mean only real genies should be considered for the part...o_O
  4. nomad

    nomad Star commenter

    Except the Jean Genie, who should be blue and not yellow.

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  5. LondonCanary

    LondonCanary Star commenter

    Is it OK for people with jaundice to play the Genie?
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  6. baitranger

    baitranger Senior commenter

    Suppose a man with a full head of hair wears a rubber , realistic, bald head covering in a play playing the character of a bald man. Is that baldist and objectionable to bald men? How about a woman playing the part of a young man in a play or film? Is that sexist and therefore highly objectionable? What about a man who chooses to wear make up designed for women and wears women's lipstick? Is that sexist?
  7. LondonCanary

    LondonCanary Star commenter

    A bald man with the lived experience should have got the gig.
    The part should be played by a man with the lived experience.
    That's gender appropriation.
  8. magic surf bus

    magic surf bus Star commenter

    Is Sean Connery available? This is his attempt at a Japanese fisherman in You Only Live Twice.


    ..doubtless inspired by Marlon Brando in Teahouse of the August Moon.


    Or if you need an Arabic genie there's always Welshman John Rhys-Davies (who also does dwarves).


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