Let’s Not Even Waste Time Here
We all know what The Witcher was in video game and book form, we all know what it will become and we all know who is to blame for it.
This latest poster is just further proof.
Women towering above the man, who just happens to be the title character.
“It’s just a posthter!”
OK. Ignore it. But what about the main trailer?
That seems like a soap opera to me.
But sure, ignore the trailer too.
Ignore All The Warning Signs
You will also have to ignore that the producer of the show, a woman who feels her production of this beloved video game title needs to make up for past wrongs against people of color, said this about the theme of the book:
– I’ve been clear about my actions not being a result of “feeling liberal.” I hope this helps explain my true motivations: Polish culture not being synonymous with whiteness; appealing to a wider audience; honoring the books’ allegory for racism; finding the best actors. ♥️
— Lauren S. Hissrich (@LHissrich) July 26, 2019
You see, flyover dunces, the book — written by a Polish guy about his Polish culture, which doesn’t really know or understand anything about racism because the country is 99.1% white people — isn’t a simple Elric hack about hunting monsters, it is really about Lauren’s own cosmopolitan biazou¹ obsessions.
Which, of course, she vigorously denies.
I think we hit pretty close to the mark to get her all riled up like that.
- Baizuo (/ˈbaɪˌtswɔː/; Chinese: 白左 báizuǒ, literally “white left”) is a derogatory Chinese neologism and political epithet used to refer to Western liberal ideologies. The term baizuo is related to the term shèngmǔ (圣母, 聖母, literally “holy mother”), a sarcastic reference to those whose political opinions are perceived as being guided by emotions or a hypocritical show of selflessness and empathy.