Shrek’ Screenwriter says “anti vax” equivalent to n****r

Page 1 of 1 [ 13 posts ] 

ASPartOfMe
Veteran
Veteran

User avatar

Joined: 25 Aug 2013
Age: 61
Gender: Male
Posts: 16,959
Location: Long Island, New York

25 Nov 2018, 2:42 am

Shrek’ Screenwriter Savaged On Twitter For Stating That Calling Some One ‘Anti-Vax’ Is Equivalent To The N-Word

Quote:
A Hollywood screenwriter whose projects have included “Shrek”, “Alladin” and “Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl” is feeling the heat on Twitter after declaring that calling someone “anti-vax” is the same as calling that person the N-word.

As IndieWire reports, screenwriter Terry Rossio sent a tweet to writer Julie Benson (“The 100”) to decry her retweet of a post pointing out vaccines can be donated via organizations such as UNICEF. An anti-vaccine advocate, Rossio wrote, “Anti-Vax is equivalent to calling someone a n*****.”

My heart goes out to all the parents of vaccine damaged children, who have to not only endure the sadness of their loss, but also the vitriol of ill-informed and insensitive people (such as those here). Anti-Vax is equivalent to calling someone a n****r and makes as little sense.

— Terry Rossio (@TerryRossio)

Benson responded by stating that she disagreed with his anti-vaccine stance because of “scientific research” that “doesn’t support” his viewpoint, and also asked him to “please never come on my feed with the n word again.” Replying, Rossio doubled down on his assertion

Terry Rossio
@TerryRossio
Do you realize that you are using the equivalent of the 'n-word' in promoting memes that tag people as 'anti-vax?' Do you realize that the same collectivist stereotyping lies behind belittling any group with a label? Do you have no feelings for vaccine damaged kids and parents

Rossio’s tweet received a barrage of criticism from Twitter users, who took him to task for both his anti-vaccine views and his use of the n-word


_________________
Every idea is an incitement - Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes

Recovering from tongue cancer, somewhat verbal.
Identified and joined WP August 26, 2013
DSM 5: Autism Spectrum Disorder, DSM IV: Aspergers Moderate Severity


TW1ZTY
Veteran
Veteran

User avatar

Joined: 26 Sep 2018
Age: 28
Gender: Male
Posts: 2,906
Location: US

26 Nov 2018, 9:39 pm

You know what pisses me off about "Anti Vax" people? They would rather their child die or risk killing other children because they want to believe vaccines cause autism. :roll:

How the hell did that rumor about vaccines even start?


_________________
(' _') ( '-' ) ('_ ')


Kiprobalhato
Forum Moderator
Forum Moderator

User avatar

Joined: 25 Mar 2014
Age: 21
Gender: Female
Posts: 27,333
Location: faraway swimmingpool

TW1ZTY
Veteran
Veteran

User avatar

Joined: 26 Sep 2018
Age: 28
Gender: Male
Posts: 2,906
Location: US

29 Nov 2018, 10:52 am

I guess I can't enjoy Shrek anymore. :alien:


_________________
(' _') ( '-' ) ('_ ')


jamthis12
Toucan
Toucan

Joined: 12 Oct 2018
Gender: Male
Posts: 277
Location: Arizona

30 Nov 2018, 8:05 pm

As much as I liked Shrek when I was a kid, really what a lot of it is are just immature fart jokes.


_________________
Rdos: Your neurodiverse (Aspie) score: 133 of 200
Your neurotypical (non-autistic) score: 79 of 200
You are very likely neurodiverse (Aspie)


techstepgenr8tion
SomeRandomGuy
SomeRandomGuy

User avatar

Joined: 6 Feb 2005
Age: 39
Gender: Male
Posts: 19,873
Location: The 27th Path of Peh.

01 Dec 2018, 9:20 am

Hopefully that's the beginning and end of that, no punching doctors or scientists in the face.


_________________
What doesn't kill me makes me stranger.


SabbraCadabra
Veteran
Veteran

User avatar

Joined: 21 Apr 2008
Age: 34
Gender: Male
Posts: 6,901
Location: Michigan

01 Dec 2018, 10:14 am

TW1ZTY wrote:
They would rather their child die or risk killing other children because they want to believe vaccines cause autism. :roll:

It's gotten so out of hand, that a lot of people don't even know about the (falsified) "vaccines cause autism" study anymore...they're not worried about autism, they don't know why people think vaccines are bad, they just blindly agree with everyone else.


_________________
he had a lot to say, he had a lot of nothing to say
we'll miss him


Amebix
Toucan
Toucan

Joined: 2 Sep 2016
Age: 29
Gender: Male
Posts: 260
Location: US

01 Dec 2018, 10:29 pm

The N word is used to make people feel worthless, to threaten their physical safety and wellbeing, to remind them of destructive myths about intelligence, and to recall a long history of violent oppression.

The term "anti-vaxxer" is a way of (rightly) saying someone is an idiot, a scumbag, and a paranoid conspiracy theorist who wants to endanger their entire community (as well as their own children) because of some stupid thing they saw on TV or read on a disreputable website.

The comparison between the two is pretty disgusting, and trivializes the former.



Kiprobalhato
Forum Moderator
Forum Moderator

User avatar

Joined: 25 Mar 2014
Age: 21
Gender: Female
Posts: 27,333
Location: faraway swimmingpool

01 Dec 2018, 11:59 pm

jamthis12 wrote:
As much as I liked Shrek when I was a kid, really what a lot of it is are just immature fart jokes.


the first two movies are the greatest thing dreamworks has ever made.



Skilpadde
Forum Moderator
Forum Moderator

User avatar

Joined: 7 Dec 2008
Age: 41
Gender: Female
Posts: 25,627
Location: Alola

03 Dec 2018, 7:47 pm

Kiprobalhato wrote:
jamthis12 wrote:
As much as I liked Shrek when I was a kid, really what a lot of it is are just immature fart jokes.


the first two movies are the greatest thing dreamworks has ever made.

well, along with Turbo and Kung Fu Panda!


_________________
"And the turtles, of course...all the turtles are free, as turtles and, maybe, all creatures should be." -Dr. Seuss

http://turtleforum.freeforums.org/index.php

Wolves - second only to turtles <3


TW1ZTY
Veteran
Veteran

User avatar

Joined: 26 Sep 2018
Age: 28
Gender: Male
Posts: 2,906
Location: US

04 Dec 2018, 2:22 am

Kiprobalhato wrote:
jamthis12 wrote:
As much as I liked Shrek when I was a kid, really what a lot of it is are just immature fart jokes.


the first two movies are the greatest thing dreamworks has ever made.

Antz was good too!

I actually like Antz better than I do Shrek. :mrgreen:


_________________
(' _') ( '-' ) ('_ ')


Arganger
Veteran
Veteran

User avatar

Joined: 30 Apr 2018
Age: 17
Gender: Female
Posts: 1,060
Location: Colorado

05 Dec 2018, 12:41 pm

What a flippin idiot


_________________
Diagnosed autistic, ODD, anxiety, dyspraxic, essential tremors, depression (Doubted), CAPD
Suspected; PTSD (Treated, as my counselor did notice), mild OCD, possible PCOS, PMDD, Learning disabilities (Sure of it, unknown what they are), something is wrong with my joints (don't know what), possibly something wrong with immune system (Sick about as much as I'm not)
My website;
www.autistichelpsyou.com
I am a Root Administrator on this site;
myautism.cf


naturalplastic
Veteran
Veteran

User avatar

Joined: 26 Aug 2010
Age: 63
Gender: Male
Posts: 19,095
Location: temperate zone

09 Dec 2018, 4:45 pm

That's what they are. "Anti vax". They are anti vaccinations. So WTF are we supposed to call them?

He sounds like those Climate Deniers who resent being called "climate deniers" because they hate being put in the same category as "Holocaust Deniers". But at least with this second group I can understand the resentment. Maybe they deserve to put in the same category, or maybe they don't. But at least I get why they would resent being put in the same category as holocaust deniers. Anti Vax just means youre anti vaccination. No more derogatory than Antidisestablishmentarian (which means "that you are against removing the Anglican church as the official religion of the UK" as I understand it)!