#MakeAMovieWhiter: 21 of the Funniest Tweets
A lot of serious discussions have followed the Academy’s seeming refusal to nominate actors of color for Oscars this year and last. But for a bit of frivolity, the comedians of the January 26 episode of Comedy Central’s @midnight have brainstormed ways of making movies even whiter.
Marlon Wayans, Affion Crockett, Jenny Zigrino, and host Chris Hardwick kicked off this wordplay showdown with titles like Citizen Kale, Diary of an Irate White Woman, The Passive-Aggressive Eight, Jennifer Lawrence of Arabia.
And now Twitter is getting in on the fun. Here are some of our favorite puns with the #MakeAMovieWhiter hashtag.
Casa Blanco #MakeAMovieWhiterAlli Matson (@alli_matson) January 27, 2016
Pulp-Free Fiction #MakeAMovieWhiterAlli Matson (@alli_matson) January 27, 2016
#MakeAMovieWhiter Starbucks: The Caffeine AwakensJ.C. (@rock_climber02) January 27, 2016
Close Encounters of the Third Eye Blind #MakeAMovieWhiterEvan Gore (@EvanGore) January 27, 2016
Pride and Privileged #MakeAMovieWhiterKristin (@probablykp) January 27, 2016
Shutterfly Island #MakeAMovieWhiterKristin (@probablykp) January 27, 2016
Boyz In The Gated Neighborhood #MakeAMovieWhiterJason Bailey (@mrjasonbailey) January 27, 2016
Gluten Free Willy #MakeAMovieWhiterZachary (@Kyozamiss) January 27, 2016
#MakeAMovieWhiter the fault in our starbucks orderAndrea (@andreya15_) January 27, 2016
The Girl with the lower-back tattoo #MakeAMovieWhiterRahim Shiraz (@TarHeelTory) January 27, 2016
Pilates of the Caribbean. #MakeAMovieWhiterJ. J. Robertson (@jamesjrobertson) January 27, 2016
All joking aside, we hope some positive change results from discussions both sincere and silly.
Or, as Chris Hardwick said, “Hopefully this will be the last Oscars with a lineup of films that have to wear SPF 50 at all times.”