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Thor Controversy.

Why is a casting decision making people angry?
Idris Elba being cast as Nordic god, Heimdall, has sparked some controversy with the Council of Conservative Citizens. The CoCC have said on thier website:

"Norse mythology gets a multi-cultural remake in the upcoming movie titled “Thor,” by Marvel studios. It’s not enough that Marvel attacks conservative values and promotes the left-wing, now mythological Gods must be re-invented with black skin."

"It seems that Marvel Studios believes that white people should have nothing that is unique to themselves. An upcoming movie, based on the comic book Thor, will give Norse mythology an insulting multi-cultural make-over. One of the Gods will be played by Hip Hop DJ Idris Elba."

Elba spoke to the TV Times saying that:

"There has been a big debate about it: can a black man play a Nordic character? Hang about, Thor's mythical, right? Thor has a hammer that flies to him when he clicks his fingers. That's OK, but the colour of my skin is wrong?"

"I was cast in Thor and I'm cast as a Nordic god, If you know anything about the Nords, they don't look like me but there you go. I think that's a sign of the times for the future. I think we will see multi-level casting. I think we will see that, and I think that's good."
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biglou1992
12/31/2010
Will LeBlanc

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