'Looking' the new HBO series. Diversity Lacking.

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    Jan 09, 2014 6:48 AM GMT
    'Queer As Folk' never got on my radar cause it didn't have enough diversity.

    The cast was 'white' and a bit of, well, more 'white'.

    It's a bit of the same of that happened on 'Noah's Arc' but at least there were also characters of Latino descent. That series never reached its full potential as I would've been very interested in seeing how characters of various ethnicities would've been incorporated.

    Now here comes 'Looking' and I'm hoping for something different but as per this article http://www.huffingtonpost.com/maurice-tracy/hbo-looking_b_4264077.html and from the little bit that I've seen, I'm not too positive.

    Too soon to pass judgement but keeping fingers crossed.icon_neutral.gif
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    Jan 09, 2014 7:37 AM GMT
    So you're saying you won't watch something unless it has a smorgasbord of colors in its cast.

    Isn't that... racist?
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    Jan 09, 2014 7:38 AM GMT
    Isaiah is working on some diverse stuff for you.
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    Jan 09, 2014 7:45 AM GMT
    Incendiary saidSo you're saying you won't watch something unless it has a smorgasbord of colors in its cast.

    Isn't that... racist?


    No. . . / -_-/ ???
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    Jan 09, 2014 8:07 AM GMT
    In the trailer for the tv show "Looking" the main character says something quite interesting..he talks about his move to San Francisco....

    "If I didn't want to have a life, I would move to LA"?






    I don't get the joke? icon_cool.gif
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    Jan 09, 2014 8:26 AM GMT
    I'm more interested in listening to what gay residents of San Fran think of the show and if the portrayal of SF's city life is accurate, including if it lacks any diversity.
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    Jan 09, 2014 9:50 AM GMT
    Who cares if it lacks diversity?
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    Jan 09, 2014 9:55 AM GMT
    Avsigkommen saidWho cares if it lacks diversity?


    So it's more of the same thing: white.....
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    Jan 09, 2014 10:00 AM GMT
    Tanner said
    Avsigkommen saidWho cares if it lacks diversity?


    So it's more of the same thing: white.....


    It's always the same 5 users on RealJock that cry constantly about race and lack of diversity in the media.
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    Jan 09, 2014 10:03 AM GMT
    Avsigkommen said
    Tanner said
    Avsigkommen saidWho cares if it lacks diversity?


    So it's more of the same thing: white.....


    It's always the same 5 users on RealJock that cry constantly about race and lack of diversity in the media.


    It's always whities like u who are oblivious, dismissive & nonchalant about the issue icon_smile.gif
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    Jan 09, 2014 10:10 AM GMT
    Tanner said
    Avsigkommen said
    Tanner said
    Avsigkommen saidWho cares if it lacks diversity?


    So it's more of the same thing: white.....


    It's always the same 5 users on RealJock that cry constantly about race and lack of diversity in the media.


    It's always whities like u who are oblivious, dismissive & nonchalant about the issue icon_smile.gif


    Lmao, zing! +infinity points
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    Jan 09, 2014 10:14 AM GMT
    Tanner said
    Avsigkommen said
    Tanner said
    Avsigkommen saidWho cares if it lacks diversity?


    So it's more of the same thing: white.....


    It's always the same 5 users on RealJock that cry constantly about race and lack of diversity in the media.


    It's always whities like u who are oblivious, dismissive & nonchalant about the issue icon_smile.gif


    How is it an issue? I would see lack of diversity as an issue if it were present in say, the White House or my state legislative body. Not a TV show.
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    Jan 09, 2014 10:16 AM GMT
    Avsigkommen said
    Tanner said
    Avsigkommen said
    Tanner said
    Avsigkommen saidWho cares if it lacks diversity?


    So it's more of the same thing: white.....


    It's always the same 5 users on RealJock that cry constantly about race and lack of diversity in the media.


    It's always whities like u who are oblivious, dismissive & nonchalant about the issue icon_smile.gif


    How is it an issue? I would see lack of diversity as an issue if it were present in say, the White House or my state legislative body. Not a TV show.


    Again, a whitie like u wouldn't see it as an issue icon_smile.gif
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    Jan 09, 2014 10:16 AM GMT
    stacked312 said

    Lmao, zing! +infinity points



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    Jan 09, 2014 10:17 AM GMT
    Tanner said
    Avsigkommen said
    Tanner said
    Avsigkommen said
    Tanner said
    Avsigkommen saidWho cares if it lacks diversity?


    So it's more of the same thing: white.....


    It's always the same 5 users on RealJock that cry constantly about race and lack of diversity in the media.


    It's always whities like u who are oblivious, dismissive & nonchalant about the issue icon_smile.gif


    How is it an issue? I would see lack of diversity as an issue if it were present in say, the White House or my state legislative body. Not a TV show.


    Again, a whitie like u wouldn't see it as an issue icon_smile.gif


    You could try explaining your point instead of just saying "you're white, you don't get it!" How is THAT not 'racism'?
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    Jan 09, 2014 10:20 AM GMT
    Avsigkommen said
    Tanner said
    Avsigkommen said
    Tanner said
    Avsigkommen said
    Tanner said
    Avsigkommen saidWho cares if it lacks diversity?


    So it's more of the same thing: white.....


    It's always the same 5 users on RealJock that cry constantly about race and lack of diversity in the media.


    It's always whities like u who are oblivious, dismissive & nonchalant about the issue icon_smile.gif


    How is it an issue? I would see lack of diversity as an issue if it were present in say, the White House or my state legislative body. Not a TV show.


    Again, a whitie like u wouldn't see it as an issue icon_smile.gif


    You could try explaining your point instead of just saying "you're white, you don't get it!" How is THAT not 'racism'?


    With all the race threads past, if u don't get it by now, ur a lost cause icon_smile.gif
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    Jan 09, 2014 10:30 AM GMT
    Tanner said
    Avsigkommen said
    Tanner said
    Avsigkommen said
    Tanner said
    Avsigkommen said
    Tanner said
    Avsigkommen saidWho cares if it lacks diversity?


    So it's more of the same thing: white.....


    It's always the same 5 users on RealJock that cry constantly about race and lack of diversity in the media.


    It's always whities like u who are oblivious, dismissive & nonchalant about the issue icon_smile.gif


    How is it an issue? I would see lack of diversity as an issue if it were present in say, the White House or my state legislative body. Not a TV show.


    Again, a whitie like u wouldn't see it as an issue icon_smile.gif


    You could try explaining your point instead of just saying "you're white, you don't get it!" How is THAT not 'racism'?


    With all the race threads past, if u don't get it by now, ur a lost cause icon_smile.gif


    Maybe I don't get it because all people can seem to do on RealJock is cry "I don't agree with this!" or "This is wrong!" without using their words like an adult icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Jan 09, 2014 10:46 AM GMT
    Avsigkommen said
    Tanner said
    Avsigkommen said
    Tanner said
    Avsigkommen said
    Tanner said
    Avsigkommen said
    Tanner said
    Avsigkommen saidWho cares if it lacks diversity?


    So it's more of the same thing: white.....


    It's always the same 5 users on RealJock that cry constantly about race and lack of diversity in the media.


    It's always whities like u who are oblivious, dismissive & nonchalant about the issue icon_smile.gif


    How is it an issue? I would see lack of diversity as an issue if it were present in say, the White House or my state legislative body. Not a TV show.


    Again, a whitie like u wouldn't see it as an issue icon_smile.gif


    You could try explaining your point instead of just saying "you're white, you don't get it!" How is THAT not 'racism'?


    With all the race threads past, if u don't get it by now, ur a lost cause icon_smile.gif


    Maybe I don't get it because all people can seem to do on RealJock is cry "I don't agree with this!" or "This is wrong!" without using their words like an adult icon_rolleyes.gif


    U mean like ur disagreeing statement to the OP: "Who cares if it lacks diversity?"
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    Jan 09, 2014 10:56 AM GMT
    Tanner said
    Avsigkommen said
    Tanner said
    Avsigkommen said
    Tanner said
    Avsigkommen said
    Tanner said
    Avsigkommen said
    Tanner said
    Avsigkommen saidWho cares if it lacks diversity?


    So it's more of the same thing: white.....


    It's always the same 5 users on RealJock that cry constantly about race and lack of diversity in the media.


    It's always whities like u who are oblivious, dismissive & nonchalant about the issue icon_smile.gif


    How is it an issue? I would see lack of diversity as an issue if it were present in say, the White House or my state legislative body. Not a TV show.


    Again, a whitie like u wouldn't see it as an issue icon_smile.gif


    You could try explaining your point instead of just saying "you're white, you don't get it!" How is THAT not 'racism'?


    With all the race threads past, if u don't get it by now, ur a lost cause icon_smile.gif


    Maybe I don't get it because all people can seem to do on RealJock is cry "I don't agree with this!" or "This is wrong!" without using their words like an adult icon_rolleyes.gif


    U mean like ur disagreeing statement to the OP: "Who cares if it lacks diversity?"


    The OP didn't list reasons why lack of diversity in this show was bad, so I didn't feel obligated to list reasons why it isn't bad.
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    Jan 09, 2014 10:59 AM GMT
    Avsigkommen said
    Tanner said
    Avsigkommen said
    Tanner said
    Avsigkommen said
    Tanner said
    Avsigkommen said
    Tanner said
    Avsigkommen said
    Tanner said
    Avsigkommen saidWho cares if it lacks diversity?


    So it's more of the same thing: white.....


    It's always the same 5 users on RealJock that cry constantly about race and lack of diversity in the media.


    It's always whities like u who are oblivious, dismissive & nonchalant about the issue icon_smile.gif


    How is it an issue? I would see lack of diversity as an issue if it were present in say, the White House or my state legislative body. Not a TV show.


    Again, a whitie like u wouldn't see it as an issue icon_smile.gif


    You could try explaining your point instead of just saying "you're white, you don't get it!" How is THAT not 'racism'?


    With all the race threads past, if u don't get it by now, ur a lost cause icon_smile.gif


    Maybe I don't get it because all people can seem to do on RealJock is cry "I don't agree with this!" or "This is wrong!" without using their words like an adult icon_rolleyes.gif


    U mean like ur disagreeing statement to the OP: "Who cares if it lacks diversity?"


    The OP didn't list reasons why lack of diversity in this show was bad, so I didn't feel obligated to list reasons why it isn't bad.


    U really are clueless icon_smile.gif Stick to ur selective blindness.....
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    Jan 09, 2014 11:13 AM GMT
    Someone should write a children's picture book about spgem and how he had too many white crayons.
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    Jan 09, 2014 11:17 AM GMT
    Trollileo2 saidSomeone should write a children's picture book about spgem and how he had too many white crayons.


    I'm partial to tertiary colors, aubergine, verdigris & periwinkle thx icon_smile.gif
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    Jan 09, 2014 11:23 AM GMT
    Tanner said
    Trollileo2 saidSomeone should write a children's picture book about spgem and how he had too many white crayons.


    I'm partial to tertiary colors, aubergine, verdigris & periwinkle thx icon_smile.gif
    Periwinkle is a skin color now?
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    Jan 09, 2014 11:27 AM GMT
    Trollileo2 said
    Tanner said
    Trollileo2 saidSomeone should write a children's picture book about spgem and how he had too many white crayons.


    I'm partial to tertiary colors, aubergine, verdigris & periwinkle thx icon_smile.gif
    Periwinkle is a skin color now?


    Checkout Fauvists portrait paintings icon_smile.gif .....
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    Jan 09, 2014 11:32 AM GMT
    I never actually watched queer as folk at all until a friend was telling me to watch it.
    Aside from the complete white cast as you mentioned, I just found it extremely intolerable to watch.

    I really found the main character so annoying due to the "extremely cocky and lack of politness or manners" persona he had.
    If I were a homophobic person and watched queer as folk, I think it would actually reinforce the homophobia.
    It just made gay men in particular look so bad.