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The new season of Doctor Who looks intense…
Bruce Campbell (looking fine as hell) in Maniac Cop, 1988
I don’t think I’ll ever be caught up on seeing everything he’s in :P.
nah, they portray her as white because she was white.
Next they’ll demand history books to be re-written in order to not be racist.
Wait, I think they’re already doing that.
Cleopatra was part of the Ptolemaic dynasty, who were Macedonian Greeks who served Alexander the Great before his death. Because they followed the Egyptian custom of marrying siblings they had little to no actual Egyptian blood in them. Thus having an actual Egyptian woman portray Cleopatra would be historically incorrect.
I laugh at people who don’t know Cleopatra technically wasn’t even Egyptian.
People believe what coincides with their opinions.
I knew she was white but I didn’t know she wasn’t actually Egyptian. Hmmph. The more ya know
WHITE PEOPLE FOREVER PRETENDING THAT EVERYONE WHO IS CONSIDERED “WHITE” NOW WAS “WHITE” FOREVER AGO
Cleopatra’s mom probably was African—black sub-Saharan African on her mother’s side if she and her sister Arsinoe had the same mothers. They shared the same Greek/Macedonian father. Check out the article, BBC NEWS | Also in the news | Cleopatra’s mother ‘was African’. See the uTube video, Cleopatra’s sister Arsinoe had African ancestry - YouTube. Egyptians and Nubians in ancient times had been marrying one another, say most archaeologists.
The only problem is scientists found Cleopatra’s sister having African features, but don’t know whether the two sisters had the same mother. Cleopatra also had two brothers. And the scientists conclusion is based on African skull shape from drawings of a skeleton found in a tomb in Ephesus, Turkey assumed to hold the bones of Cleopatra’s teenage sister, Arsinoe.
I mean it’s not like the damn Egyptians painted her as being a brown-skinned woman or anything
^ Fuckin thank you
Same argument that never fails to amuse me. Oh so they just painted themselves brown cause they wanted to be tanned?
Get the hell out of here.
Yeah, regardless of what she actually was, race-wise, the whole color of the paintings is inadmissible as infallible evidence. Have you ever seen a painting of Jesus? I personally have seen him depicted as white, black, and brown. Also, you’ll note that one of the images used as proof that she’s depicted as brown has her painted red…
Partially because I really hate advocating lying but mostly because because one of the first times I ever heard it was during a lecture my at-the-time best friend gave me on why I should shut up about how I’m feeling because no one wants to hear that whiny crap.
This would be my reaction