Leftists Attack Movie Villains with Facial Scars for Stigmatizing Disfigured People
Lefties sure seem to have a problem with everything. These days, with most of the real discrimination against people taken care of, they've been forced to cook up imaginary injustices. This week, the left is going after the scourge of movie villains with facial scars. They've just got to go.
The British Film Institute (BFI) has announced it will no longer fund movies featuring villain characters with facial scars. The organization’s decision supports the growing #IAmNotYourVillain campaign started by Changing Faces, the United Kingdom’s leading charity group for people with a visible difference such as a mark or scar. The group has made it their mission to de-stigmatize facial scars in film and television since scarring is often used on villains (see The Joker, Darth Vader, and more), and now the BFI is vowing to support that effort.
“Film is a catalyst for change and that is why we are committing to not having negative representations depicted through scars or facial difference in the films we fund,” BFI Deputy CEO Ben Roberts said in a statement.
Yeah, I can trace my lifelong disdain for burn victims back to seeing Darth Vader's extra crispy visage in Jedi.
For a film institute, these Brits sure don't know much about movie characters with facial scars. Not all of them are villains. Harry Potter. Deadpool. Inigo Montoya. John Connor. The world-famous immigrant entrepreneur, Tony Montana. All heroes. All with facial scars.
Plenty of villains have had scarred noggins, sure. Though, I can't think of a single person who saw The Dark Knight and came out with a prejudice against people with a Glasgow smile. Chalk this up as yet another example of lefties trying to find discrimination where there is none.
While we're talking movies: