But since we can’t have nice things (ever), Mattel created the exact opposite of a doll honoring Frida Kahlo.
“P.T. Barnum was a wicked man, and deserves to be remembered as such.” For Wear Your Voice Magazine, December 2017.
More importantly, how do we begin to undo the damage that the Apu stereotype has caused for millions of Desis not just in America, but around the world? And if it’s generally accepted that blackface is inappropriate and racist, then why the hell is Apu still a thing?
“The Second Amendment is fundamental to the roots of white settler violence in their genocide project against Native populations, as well as to control and ultimately eliminate freed Black people in America.” For Wear Your Voice Mag, October 2017.
And while Bill Skarsgård’s Pennywise is interesting and different from Tim Curry’s iconic one, he is not enough to redeem this movie.