I Just Saw District 9
First of All: Go read Mellowyel’s amazing post about District 9 on Stuff Nigerians Hate (her post has all the details. My post here is only for if you already know the back story)
And I was right.
80% of all South Africans are African.
Only 9% of all South Africans are Boer.
95% of all the people in District 9 were Boer.
Everyone disgusting, despicable, primitive, evil, and crude was dark skinned. Including the Aliens.
If you squinted your eyes just a little bit you might not even notice the movie was set in Africa.
Once again, Nigerians were portrayed to be the crudest and most disgustingly sub human of people.
I am not in the least bit surprised.
All I want to know is this: Why the fuck does Hollywood and every white filmmaker and his mama feel the need to put Nigerians in their TV show, film, advert etc, and then proceed to portray the grossest, most inaccurate, most imaginative misrepresentations of Nigerians conceivable?
Why? Did anybody BEG you? Did any Nigerian come up to you and plead with you to feature Nigeria in your film? If you can’t be truthful about Nigerians and Nigeria, then for the love of God, leave us the fuck alone. We don’t need to be in western movies. We don’t.
The Philanthropist, X-Men, now District 9. All in the space of 6 months. What the fuck is going on? You’d think Nigerians were holding a gun to Hollywood’s head and forcing them.
And Peter Jackson. I can’t believe you partook in this shit. And there I was singing your praises after The Lord of the Rings.
As for you Neil Blomkamp or Neil Blom-Blom or whatever the fuck you call yourself.
All of you that bet against me totally owe me something.
UPDATE: I just opened Hulu to watch something and I noticed there’s a brand new episode of Monk. Guess what? In this episode Monk is has an investigation that involves a Nigerian.
What the fuck is going on? Was there an internal memo that got passed around America/white filmmakers instructing all of them to include Nigerians in the most unsavoury ways in all this year’s productions???????
Correction: The Monk episode actually had a fairly good portrayal of Nigerians. He was helping the Nigerian with the investigation not investigating him. My mistake.