the-unpopular-opinions
the-unpopular-opinions:

     I really wish people on this site would stop speaking on behalf of the Sami culture. I am Sami. I was born and raised in Norway (Where Frozen takes place.) I know alot of other Sami people. I am white and blonde. I look like Kristoff. Most of my Sami friends are also white. We are white. When people say that Disney “fucked up” by making Kristoff white because “they aren’t white” it hurts me because I am and a lot of other people are too.     Most of my Sami friends- most Sami that I know, actually (Not that I’m speaking for everyone, just from my experience living in Norway and growing up around other Samis) loved this movie. I LOVE that they had a Sami composer come in to do the intro. I LOVED all the little references to our culture. I didn’t feel “cheapened” or “appropriated” or whatever people are trying to say. Our own president, Aili Keskitalo, LOVED the movie. The movie is going to be shown at Skábmagovat, a Sámi movie festival in Finland. Most of us (from what I’ve gathered) really liked this movie.    You all tell white, straight, cis people to “check their privilege” and to “not speak on behalf of PoC,” but so many people who are not of my culture are speaking on behalf of us and I find it very hypocritical. Most of you had never even heard of the Sami culture until this film.     So please. Put down the virtual pitchforks and just enjoy the movie. 

the-unpopular-opinions:

     I really wish people on this site would stop speaking on behalf of the Sami culture. I am Sami. I was born and raised in Norway (Where Frozen takes place.) I know alot of other Sami people. I am white and blonde. I look like Kristoff. Most of my Sami friends are also white. We are white. When people say that Disney “fucked up” by making Kristoff white because “they aren’t white” it hurts me because I am and a lot of other people are too.
    Most of my Sami friends- most Sami that I know, actually (Not that I’m speaking for everyone, just from my experience living in Norway and growing up around other Samis) loved this movie. I LOVE that they had a Sami composer come in to do the intro. I LOVED all the little references to our culture. I didn’t feel “cheapened” or “appropriated” or whatever people are trying to say. Our own president, Aili Keskitalo, LOVED the movie. The movie is going to be shown at Skábmagovat, a Sámi movie festival in Finland. Most of us (from what I’ve gathered) really liked this movie.
    You all tell white, straight, cis people to “check their privilege” and to “not speak on behalf of PoC,” but so many people who are not of my culture are speaking on behalf of us and I find it very hypocritical. Most of you had never even heard of the Sami culture until this film. 
    So please. Put down the virtual pitchforks and just enjoy the movie. 



thisiskaleprivilege

thisiskaleprivilege:

First thing’s first, yes, representation of POC is important, especially in films targeted to children. It’s notable that Frozen, the movie over which SJWs are sharting themselves constantly, is one of the first “white” princess movies that Disney has done in well over a decade. But of course,…

whitepeoplecantbreathe

whitepeoplecantbreathe:

Frozen and Cultural Appropriation Claims

Gunna just make a quick post of this because everyone and their damn sister is freaking out about how racist, white washing, buzzwords, Frozen is when it comes to the Sami. That they took the Sami chants. That they took Sami traits and applied it to white people. That Sami are strictly “POC”.

Well here in this video we see a Sami composer (lol who’d you’d complain about being a privileged white male if this were an English speaking country) who composed the Sami joik in the film talking about how Sami culture was portrayed in the film. They CALL KRISTOFF A SAMI BOY.They talk about how Disney researched a lot about the culture while making the film. They say it’s exciting to see how the cultures were shown in the film. So you can stop with that. 

ALSO “In 2013 the South Sami Frode Fjellheim invited to participate with music in Disney animated new blockbuster movie “Frozen”. Yoiking Eatnemen Vuelie and Fjellheims musical talent will now have a whole world to listen - to yoiking. We see the same in other cultural expressions. Sami culture conqueror ever new audience.” x The Sami president talked about the film in the New Years speech and liked that Sami culture was being represented in foreign media.

So basically if you’re some American teen crying about how racist this all was and trying to cite other blogs as proof, look at people from the actual country and culture who do not have a problem with it. You always talk about people who don’t have the personal experiences of these things talking over the experiences of people who matter and that it’s a bad thing. But what are you doing? It’s ok to talk over those people if you’re trying to shit all over something you don’t like? Alrighty.

stoppokingit

stoppokingit:

JUST BECAUSE YOU DON’T HAVE DARK SKIN, DOESN’T MEAN YOU AREN’T A POC!!!

See the people in the photos above (by Erika Larsen)? They’re Sami, an indigenous group that is basically the Scandinavian equivalent of Native Americans. They come in all shapes, colors, and sizes, but fair features are a prevalent trait among the population.

Disney has not come out and said what race or ethnicity the main characters in Frozen are. Don’t you think it’s pretty presumptuous that when you see a fair haired, fair skinned character, you categorize them into the homogeneous group known as “white people” even though in the same breath you demand recognition of each different type of dark-skinned POC?

You complain that the clothes worn by Anna and Kristoff are co-opted from Sami culture, but do a quick Google search on what Sami people look like. Is it possible, if you widen your incredibly narrow worldview, that one or both of these characters IS IN FACT of Sami heritage? And if so, that they are actually POC, even if they’re aren’t the exact shade of color you want them to be?

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discomplete:

“i want to wear shorts because it’s hot but i really hate my legs” an autobiography

“I want to wear shorts but i didnt shave” the sequel.

“I want to wear shorts but I don’t tan and I’d rather not blind you” The trilogy 

“I want to wear shorts but my huge dick always sticks out” a pop-up book

a pop up book