‘Thor’ Trailer Released: This Is What the Fuss Was All About? | Death and Taxes
A new trailer for “#Thor” has surfaced—the movie that prompted the Council of Conservative Citizens to boycott for casting brilliant actor Idris Elba, best known for playing Stringer Bell on “The Wire,” in the role of a Norse god, because Norse gods are supposed to be white.
In case you don’t remember, the drama erupted in December with the CofCC insisting they weren’t being racist—they were just real sticklers for accuracy. And casting Elba in the role of Norse god Heimdel in a movie adaptation of a comic book offended their sense of verisimilitude—to the point that they launched and sponsored the website boycott-thor.com over Elba’s casting. All while insisting there was nothing racist about the boycott. Meanwhile the website for the Concerned Citizens Council (the grandfather organization to the Council of Conservative Citizens) says of it’s own group, “It was intended to spread a pro-segregationist message throughout the southern states with the hope that white people would be outraged that their children had to share classrooms with African-Americans.”