I’ve never hit the reblog button so fast in my life.
This dog is 500% done
my favourite part is the second dog that attempts it
Eeeep no thank YOU for the follow! THE CUTE SOMETIMES OVERWHELMS ME AND I JUST HAVE TO SHARE AND
Joan Rivers called Jennifer Lawrence arrogant because Jennifer had this to say about Joan Rivers’ show:
There are shows like ‘Fashion Police’ that are just showing these generations of young people to judge people based on all the wrong values and that it’s OK to point at people and call them ugly or fat. They call it ‘fun’ and they say ‘welcome to the real world’ — and that shouldn’t be the real world. It’s going to continue being the real world if we keep it that way. We have to stop treating each other like that and stop calling each other fat.
Jennifer was asked for her opinion and she answered honestly. I find it hilarious that Joan Rivers, who makes a living by criticizing people’s fashion choices, is calling Jennifer Lawrence arrogant because she gave her honest opinion. I’m not sure that Rivers understands the definition of “arrogance”, because Jennifer didn’t say anything self-important or conceited.
Gaston really is the most terrifying Disney villain because he could be anyone in the world.
Later he convinces the whole town to set up his wedding with the knowledge that the would-be bride would be thrown into it. Everyone finds his creepy-ass tactics as cute and “boys will be boys” esque. So yeah, he is terrifying.
Yeah, the truly scary thing about Beauty and the Beast isn’t that Gaston exists, but that society fucking loves him. People who deride the movie by saying it’s about Stockholm Syndrome are ignoring that it’s actually about the various ways that truly decent people get othered by society. People don’t trust the Beast because of the way he looks, which only feeds his anger issues and pushes him further away. Gaston isn’t the only one who criticizes Belle for being bookish, either; the whole town says there must be something wrong with her. And her father gets carted off to a mental asylum for being just a little eccentric.
Howard Ashman, who collaborated on the film’s score and had a huge influence on the movie’s story and themes, was a gay man who died of AIDS shortly after work on the film was completed. If you watch the film with that in mind, the message of it becomes clear. Gaston demonstrates that bullies are rewarded and beloved by society as long as they possess a certain set of characteristics, while nice people who don’t are ostracized. The love story between Belle and the Beast is about them finding solace in each other after society rejects them both.
Notice how the Beast reacts when the whole town comes for him. He’s not angry, he’s sad. He’s tired. And he almost gives up because he has nothing to live for. But then he sees that Belle has come back for him, and suddenly he does. In the original fairy tale, the Beast asks Belle to marry him every night, and the spell is broken when she accepts. In the Disney movie, he waits for her to love him, because he cannot love himself. That’s how badly being ostracized from society and told that you’re a monster all your life can fuck with your head and make you stop seeing yourself as human.
Society rewards the bullies because we’ve been brought up to believe that their victims don’t belong. That if someone doesn’t fit in, then they have to be put in their place, or destroyed. And this movie demonstrates that this line of thinking is wrong. It’s so much deeper than a standard “be yourself” message, and that’s why it’s one of my favorite Disney movies.
It’s also important to note how Gaston in any other film would be the protagonist - the strong hero who saves the girl from the monster and gets it all. It says a lot about the hero trope and should further make us question just what we are saying to boys and girls who watch other films with male heroes - are these traits common in masculine stereotyped protagonists that are seen in the media? Is that something we should be sending to our children?
I somehow lost my keys after I came home from work. I’m in desperate need to go to the grocery. I was almost late to class Monday. Found out I bombed an exam in a class I almost had an A in. It snowed last night and I had to walk 15 minutes in the freezing cold to attend a class just to get an exam back. This week has been hell and it’s only Tuesday.
how can you not love cats?
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