Harry is BACK with a guest post for you guys! Again, show him some love! Here’s his last post if you wanna check that out too!
Hello, again it’s me! Due to popular demand (I WISH) I am back with an edgy dramatic title and something to talk about.
So, change. I mentioned in my last article that I’m not a fan of it, but not in the grand scheme of things. I hate change in my personal life, change in my life etc.
But change itself is good, it’s fantastic, BRILLIANT! This funny little world of ours has changed so much over the last few years and it will continue to do so. However change sometimes comes with backlash, fury from those so opposed to the good change going on because they fear it; like I fear change in my personal life.
If we look at one specific example it is clear to see that when change is made, even if the general consensus is positive, there is often a small noisy majority. In film and tv when change is made it will always be hit with the overly angry Twitter users and those who can adapt themselves to a change in format or more importantly diversity in that particular fictional world.
Black Panther, groundbreaking in its majority black cast, received some backlash from those too blind to notice how this is a positive and albeit completely logical progression to give other POC better representation in films.
Doctor Who cast its first female Doctor in its 55-year history, a chance to show that anyone can play the character and to inspire the younger generation to show they can play their hero. Star Wars with its first female lead Jedi in the movies and diversity with POC characters met with the backlash that forced actors Kelly Marie Tran and Daisy Ridley off social media.
Of course, not all change is good, and some things don’t need to be changed. But in this world, some people need more representation. Women are given a chance to be heroes in a field where there has only been a limited amount, POC being shown they exist on this world and even the LGBTQ+ community (for example films like Love Simon and Bill Potts being the first openly gay Doctor Who companion).
Yes, we still have a very long way to go. Change has only just begun but people need to not fear it just because of those noisy fearful few. Don’t let the furies of change cloud the progressive future of tomorrow.