According to reports, the Chinese audience reviews are in and they believe Black Panther is just too black “A torture for the eyes” . Even though the Chinese audience helped the movie cross the billion-dollar mark globally by raking in $63 million over the weekend many of them seem not to like the movie.
Some believe Marvel was trying too hard to be politically correct. Others believe it was very uncomfortable being surrounded by so much blackness.
One commenter said he had to pinch himself more than 10 times to stay awake during the movie because “Black Panther is black, all the major characters are black, a lot of scenes are black, the car-chasing scene is black—the blackness has really made me drowsy.”
Another reviewer who came into the theater late made a similar observation: “When I entered the theater, a bunch of black people was fighting in the night… I’ve never been in a theater so dark that I couldn’t find my seat.”
Someone else said the experience was worse in 3D. “The film is filled with black actors and actresses. Also, because the film’s colors are a bit dark, it’s nearly a torture for the eyes to watch the film’s 3D version in the theater.”
China is now a world leader in making significant strides with business partnerships in many black countries. The Chinese influence in Africa is enormous. Many Chinese men marrying black African women and some even claim to be black. Many argues that China is now building Africa. The Belt and Road initiatives seen China now a major player in Jamaica. A writer for Jamaica Live believes China has now colonized Jamaica.
The Chinese are building beach resorts, they are building two schools, and what the Jamaicans have to give them in return is the right to certain lands and waterways. In short, China is literally building Jamaica. https://jamaicalivenews.com/jamaica-live-news-1. Yet this is another reminder of China’s limited exposure to race.
The question is, should these black countries be concerned of having people who see them in such a negative light in their midst? Should black countries be concerned about being controlled by people who show so much insensitivity and ignorance towards them?
In October, a Chinese museum hosted an exhibition titled “This is Africa” that showed images of black people comparing to animals, including monkeys and cheetah.
China has 1.379 billion as of 2016 so one can understand that it will take time to educated all that amount of people. Nevertheless, in many cases, Chinese people seem to make every initiative to isolate themselves whenever they live in foreign countries. There are China Towns all over the world. The China Towns are fully controlled and managed by Chinese people so even when Chinese live in other countries they still have limited exposure to other races. Maybe governments should encourage China and it’s people who live in their countries to integrate.
Since China has such a huge influence around the world, maybe China should take the initiative to begin to educate its people about black people. The black race are already been dealing with racism for hundred of years and there is no doubt the Chinese reaction to Black Panther and black people is a remnants of that. But since China has now become a world leader and especially having significant influence in black countries it is full time for them to educate their people about diversity and acceptance of black people.
There is no doubt the success of Black Panther is due to its all black cast. Black Panther has definitely make history for just that. This is the first time an international mega Marvel Film had carried an all black cast. This is new for many of people and the buzz around it carried many positive and of course the negatives. But the Chinese reviews seem to be some of the most negative of them all. Many will argue that a few negative reviews should not be a catalyst or foundation for all the Chinese reviews but with all the negative headlines coming out of China in regards to their ignorance about black people, one could argue there are reasons for concern.
Many people was left in shock when the news broke on Friday, February 09, 2018 that Recording Artiste, “Etana” whose real name is Shauna McKenzie got a handout from Jamaica.
Olivia Grange, Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, presents Recording Artiste Etana (second right), with a cheque valued at USD 5000 on Thursday (February 8). The funds were provided, to support Etana's 32-city United States tour, through the ministry's Artiste Ambassador and Tour Support Programme. Also photographed are: Nathan Cowan, CEO, Talent Entertainment Booking Agency (right); Denzil Thorpe, Permanent Secretary (third right) and Gillian Wilkinson-McDaniel, Senior Director, Entertainment in the Ministry (second left).
Etana has been in the music business since 2000. She released her first album “The Strong One” through VP Records. She released her second album, Free Expressions, in 2011. She has toured Africa and toured Europe in 2012 and toured many countries around the world.
Her third album, the Shane Brown-produced Better Tomorrow was recorded mainly at Tuff Gong studios in 2012 and was released in February 2013. It will be preceded by a US tour. In 2013 she recorded the duet "If Tomorrow Never Comes" with New Zealand singer Swiss for his album, and it was also released as a single which hit the New Zealand top 50. Her fourth album, the Clive Hunt-produced I Rise, was released in October 2014, and entered the Billboard Top Reggae Albums chart at number 7, and topped the chart in its second week of release. It remained at the number one spot for four weeks. Etana is first female to top the reggae billboard chart in over fifteen years~ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Etana_ (musician)
It is obvious from Etana’s Curriculum Vitae that she is a veteran successful Artist and Entertainer, so we ask the question again, why do Etana needs a handout?
Etana moved to the United States in 1992 and is currently a United States citizen. We know this because in an interview with Entertainment Report (ER) not only does she publicly supported Trump, she also declared she would, at the time, vote for him. She ignorantly claimed Trump’s wife was Mexican and not white. In fact, Donald Trump’s wife is from Novo Mesto, a City in the Eastern European Country of Slovenia which its population is predominantly white
One must note that you cannot vote in the United States elections unless you are a United States citizen. Etana went on to bash and spoke down about Jamaica and said she would not live in Jamaica because Jamaica do not provide a pathway to success for its people. She went on to say Jamaica have no proper program in place to help its citizens in poverty. She passionately elaborated on how difficult it was to live there. She also mentioned that politicians in Jamaica do little for Jamaica’s development.
We are not saying that what Etana said about Jamaica is wrong. We are not saying that Etana does not have a point when it comes to some of the issues in Jamaica. What we are saying however, is, since she knows all of this, why is she taking money from Jamaica? Why is she taking money from a Jamaican politician who she claims does nothing for the people? Why is Babsy Grange giving money to Etana, a successful music artist, when there are many up-and-coming artists in Jamaica who need assistance?
This is one of the most twisted and confusing stories in the Jamaican music business. In fact, it does not make any sense.
Etana should be ashamed of herself for taking money from the same country she claimed is in dire straits and does little to help its people. She was born in Jamaica. It would be a better look if she was bringing money back to aid in the development of her own country, since she claims to care so much. What she must not do, however, is take money from the taxpayers of Jamaica.
Etana should shamefully put her ignorant tail between her legs and hand over the money to an up-and-coming Entertainer in Jamaica who really needs the assistance.