Greetings, fairest denizens of the Zoo.
While it’s been awhile since I last talked to each and every one of you, I am here to say that it has been a WILD couple of days for us over at the Zoo–and frankly for comic book fans at-large as well.
On top coming off of a Captain America: Civil War high (as reviewed here by fellow zookeeper Lex Luther), we’ve also been receiving a constant stream of casting news for the upcoming Black Panther film that has been threatening to make everyone burst into flames (or tears) out of pure joy.
In fact, the hype for the upcoming Black Panther film is so real that #BlackPantherSoLIT ( a hashtag celebrating the upcoming release of Black Panther and created by the brilliant and comedic Twitter user known as #ChadwickAndChill ❤ ) was trending all of yesterday (and this morning) TWO YEARS EARLY.
Still, because the universe has a penchant for bringing balance to such happenings, a series of video clips from Chelsea Handler’s current show on Netflix (I don’t even know what it’s called and I don’t care really) surfaced. And…they were pretty bad.
To explain, the latest clips show a handful of the Civil War cast having dinner with the Chelsea as they wack (yes, that use of wack over wax was purposeful) poetic about things I clearly do not care about. However, things get pretty bad when The Purge 2 star (looooool that is a joke in itself) Frank Grillo decides to belittle the struggle of Black people and women in Hollywood.
Oh, excuse me.
Grillo was eventually chastised by Twitter and Tumblr users who either identified with the groups he maligned or just straight up thought that what he said was fucked up (because it was. And racist). After lashing out and blocking anyone who didn’t agree with his racist act, he returned an hour later with a sub-par apology. Of course, many [other racists] came to his defense, shaking their fists at “those damn SJWs”. Others weren’t as keen on letting Grillo’s racist transgressions go.
Twitter user Clarkisha Kent is one of those users.
After expressing disinterest in his non-apology, Kent went on to tweet “The Racist Apology Guide”, which is a “guide” that humorously outlines the predictable patterns and words that racists rehash when they kind of have to apologize, but really don’t want to.
Peep the petty below:
That fantastic read aside, I am just so tickled. Grillo went from a nobody to a racist. Congratulations, Franky boy! You played yourself.
That said, one of the few good things to come out of this whole ordeal is the fact that Chris Evans apparently learned from the last “slutty” Marvel press tour (what is it with these woefully problematic press tours?) and the fact that Sebastian Stan is not as problematic as us zookeepers thought.
We’ll keep them. As for Franky boy? Well, he can go film The Purge 10 or something.
This just in, noted “non-racist” Frank Grillo has deactivated his Twitter as of three hours ago.
What a time to be alive, y’all. What a time to be alive.
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