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Yet another unhappy group ...

CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 20,313
edited June 2017 in Everything else LEGO
http://rgauk.org/rga-uk-calls-lego-help-combat-dwarfism-stereotypes

The Restricted Growth Association is campaigning against LEGO about stereotyping due to their Evil Dwarf CMF from five years ago. They have just realised due to the Sainsburys cards.

Maybe they don't know about all the other LEGO dwarves, such as those from The Hobbit and LOTR lines.

SumoLegogmonkey76SprinkleOtterPitfall69IceCreamCloneMAGNINOMINISUMBRAKevin_Hyatt

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  • TheFewTheFew EnglandMember Posts: 1,729
    Wait! It's not April 1st. When will the association for 1950's space villains also complain?
    FowlerBricksYodaliciousPitfall69Jackad7IceCreamClonegmonkey76
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 15,024
    Wow.   This is a stretch.  

    Whomever thought this was a good idea ought to realize this only serves to undermine their primary directive to raise awareness of actual stereotyping.
    gmonkey76SprinkleOtterMattPetersenPitfall69
  • TheBigLegoskiTheBigLegoski Amsterdam, NederlandMember Posts: 1,435
    Have these people never seen GoT?!?
    Tyrion Lannister is the most bad-ass dwarf ever!
    Seems to me, with regard to this specific case, the people complaining about that CMF series five character should be more concerned about their mental myopia.
    gmonkey76Pitfall69
  • MAGNINOMINISUMBRAMAGNINOMINISUMBRA Member Posts: 993
    Seriously?
    For the love of Gimli...
    gmonkey76sid3windrPitfall69prevereMattPetersenIceCreamClonecaterham7
  • FowlerBricksFowlerBricks USAMember Posts: 1,714
    Really? This is almost as bad as the parents campaigning against Lego for making minifigures have angry faces (yes. That actually happened. They claimed it was ruining their kids and making them violent)
    gmonkey76SumoLegoJackad7
  • MattPetersenMattPetersen Florida, USAMember Posts: 282
    I left a comment because I can't stand ignorance and stupidity.
    As SumoLego said, this undermines real concerns and issues of actual stereotyping. 
    Jackad7
  • Switchfoot55Switchfoot55 The Northwest, USAMember Posts: 2,707
    This is on par with the college professor who just published a book about how "Statues made from white marble promote global racism." 
    MattPetersenMAGNINOMINISUMBRATheBigLegoskiJackad7GreenArrow57BlueTaco
  • pharmjodpharmjod 1,170 miles to Wall Drug, USAMember Posts: 2,916
    I was not aware that the statues were originally painted. That's interesting!
  • Pitfall69Pitfall69 0 miles to Legoboy's houseMember Posts: 11,446
    Yeah, I think even the Parthenon and other buildings were painted in ancient Greece.
    SumoLegoMAGNINOMINISUMBRAgmonkey76TheBigLegoski
  • ecmo47ecmo47 North CarolinaMember Posts: 2,101
    I see that there is a spot where you can leave comment. While I'd be very tempted to start it out with "Hey, stupid..."  a better road would be to point out how misinformed they are (ED was released in 2011) and that Lego has produced many dwarf figs that are not specifically label "evil" over the years. Granted, all are warriors like the current series 17 Battle Dwarf so I suppose they would complain about "violent" stereotypes instead. If they want to fuss about something worthwhile, how come Lego hasn't made a female dwarf? Beard or no beard, that is the question!
  • oldtodd33oldtodd33 Denver 4800 miles to BillundMember Posts: 2,625
    ^ Lego has made a female dwarf but they look so much alike you can't tell the difference.
    Switchfoot55SumoLegogmonkey76bandit778vizzitorDedgeckoTyresOFlahertybeemo
  • Legopassion8Legopassion8 North CarolinaMember Posts: 1,181
    edited June 2017
    If that minifigure gets this group upset...they really really aren't gonna like how dwarf women are treated in porn.

    (What's in the suitcase?)
    TheFew
  • CM4SCM4S United StatesMember Posts: 1,367
    This is dumb. That's all I'm gonna say. Ridiculous stretch, ridiculous ridiculous. 
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 15,024
    It's true you don't see many dwarf women. And in fact, they are so alike in voice and appearance, that they are often mistaken for dwarf men.

    Everyone knows that dwarves spring from holes in the ground.
    SprinkleOtterYodaliciousgmonkey76sid3windrFowlerBricks
  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Chicagoland USMember Posts: 10,483
    If you are not pissing someone off, you ain't doing it right.
    SprinkleOtterJackad7sid3windrmustang69
  • FauchFauch FranceMember Posts: 2,594
    nain porte quoi
    TheBigLegoskiplasmodiumbeemo
  • Pitfall69Pitfall69 0 miles to Legoboy's houseMember Posts: 11,446
    If you are not pissing someone off, you ain't doing it right.
    Better to be pissed off than pissed on
    gmonkey76SumoLegomadforLEGOdatsunrobbieTheBigLegoskiBengh_Zeran
  • GoldchainsGoldchains Member Posts: 795

    Pitfall69 said:
    If you are not pissing someone off, you ain't doing it right.
    Better to be pissed off than pissed on

    Unless you are R Kelly's girlfriend and preparing a lawsuit.
    SumoLegoGreenArrow57Lego_Lord_MayorcaPitfall69
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 15,024
    Pitfall69 said:
    Yeah, I think even the Parthenon and other buildings were painted in ancient Greece.

    Yes, indeed.

    stluxMAGNINOMINISUMBRATheBigLegoski
  • jmeninnojmeninno The Batcave (MA)Member Posts: 1,043
    ^^i thought it was digital. They can do all kinds of things in Hollywood now.  (Poor paraphrasing of chappelle show skit)
    Pitfall69
  • stluxstlux LuxembourgMember Posts: 2,447
    Not just ancient Greece, medieval churches weren't always the boring grey/brown structures you know today:



    Basically, think orthodox Greek church, and with many more statues than the ones left today. 
    Jackad7SumoLegoMAGNINOMINISUMBRAPitfall69TheBigLegoskicatwrangler
  • IceCreamCloneIceCreamClone Chicago-ishMember Posts: 81
    What's next, complaining about a Darth Maul figure and saying that it's a negative stereotype about Zabraks? These people must be really bored.
    FowlerBricksSprinkleOtter
  • FauchFauch FranceMember Posts: 2,594
    interesting that they saved the churchs, but not the paintings, except for some of the major ones. I know it would probably be way too expensive, which makes me wonder how they could do it originally, being way poorer than we are now. or that may be why everyone was poor, the church (and king) taking all the money.
  • plasmodiumplasmodium UKMember Posts: 1,950
    This genuinely astonishes me. How can this activist group not see that campaigning against such an obscure and petty example can only make them look silly?
    SprinkleOtter
  • legomattlegomatt Member Posts: 2,548
    This genuinely astonishes me. How can this activist group not see that campaigning against such an obscure and petty example can only make them look silly?
    Harbouring a desire to deny innocent children the personal freedom to have fun with toys. It's almost... evil.  ;0)

    Though I suspect the irony of the situation was lost on the complainants. Most likely just goes way over their heads. :0P
    Pitfall69 said:
    If you are not pissing someone off, you ain't doing it right.
    Better to be pissed off than pissed on
    Now there's something they could complain about. Those busy urinals... 


    Pitfall69oldtodd33caterham7gmonkey76SprinkleOtterBengh_ZeranBumblepants
  • stluxstlux LuxembourgMember Posts: 2,447
    @Fauch Nothing to do with preserving, but everything with the Reformation. Major waves of iconoclasm left many religious buildings all over Europe (not just in current non-Catholic regions) without any interior at all. Celebrate vs austere.

    Add later generations with their interpretation of what a medieval building is supposed to look like, whitewashing/plastering over whatever was left, and you end up with the grey/brown structures we see today.
    TheBigLegoskicatwrangler
  • plasmodiumplasmodium UKMember Posts: 1,950
    legomatt said:
    This genuinely astonishes me. How can this activist group not see that campaigning against such an obscure and petty example can only make them look silly?
    Harbouring a desire to deny innocent children the personal freedom to have fun with toys. It's almost... evil.  ;0)

    Though I suspect the irony of the situation was lost on the complainants. Most likely just goes way over their heads. :0P
    Pitfall69 said:
    If you are not pissing someone off, you ain't doing it right.
    Better to be pissed off than pissed on
    Now there's something they could complain about. Those busy urinals... 


    @legomatt I swear I haven't seen you round for years! Glad to see you're back and still making jokes that are just this side of crossing the line (of both social acceptability and punning awfulness)!
    Bumblepants
  • FauchFauch FranceMember Posts: 2,594
    stlux said:
    @Fauch Nothing to do with preserving, but everything with the Reformation. Major waves of iconoclasm left many religious buildings all over Europe (not just in current non-Catholic regions) without any interior at all. Celebrate vs austere.

    Add later generations with their interpretation of what a medieval building is supposed to look like, whitewashing/plastering over whatever was left, and you end up with the grey/brown structures we see today.
    I guess at least they didn't blow them up.
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