No, I'm white and I don't feel any connection except loathing to all those celebrities, wealthy business executives, and child molesters.
This. This is the diversity that matters.When you think about a real diversity in your audience you're thinking about more than just those superficial things. You're thinking of a character's background, story, evolution, etc. Same with diversity in business. You target income levels, geographical areas, social upbringing, language, etc. These are things that can be a little complicated and are too much for the average pea-brained Hollywood writer or Twitter user to understand, so they just have diversity be what you can see with your eyes.
Same here. This forced diversity stuff is very annoying and patronizing to me and it doesn't feel genuine in the slightest.I'm black and I only want a story/film with good characters, I could care less about the color of their skin, only their personally and actions they make in the story. That's it.
Same. I'm not really one to care much about representation since I'm just here to consume a product. If there's a character that's gay or black or Canadian or whatever and they aren't a caricature, I can see that as a nice thing at least if they aren't written badly or just shoved in there to try and make shit look like they cared about more than money. That said, I'll admit, I do give a small smile seeing my ethnicity appear in media but that's pretty much akin to "eyyy, nice."As I got older, I stopped caring as much. If I see a gay or bi man who isn't a caricature, I kinda point and say 'eyyy, nice,' but that's about it. The almost childlike bent of most young adults nowadays tends to manifest this more, as we're moving slowly to a point where 25 is the new 18 in the public consciousness, where you don't really need to 'have your life together' and 'be an adult' until you're staring down the barrel of middle age. I think that's why we're seeing more screeching about 'representation matters'- because it really, genuinely does, in their heart, whether it's actually good representation or just blatant pandering.
Honestly who wouldn't want to see a villain of color that manages to do shit like an ambitious person that wants world domination or a scientist willing to go beyond most scientist and their ethics for the greater good of humanity and the like. At least from that, we can get pocs to have roles that can cover more than just "protagonist" and "stereotype" and "side character" and the like.Everyone wants to see racially diverse heros but nobody wants to see a well written diverse range of bad guys. Where's the love for my villains of color?