Mario Balotelli, the star striker for the Italian soccer club AC Milan was brought to tears during an away game at Napoli on Saturday. Reports from many of those in attendance say that his reaction was due to racist chants directed at him by huge sections of the crowd.
Antiblackness is a world wide problem.
remeber that Italian LGBT campain with only white people, and when somebody on tumblr point it out all of you motherfuckers were like “BUT THERE ARE NO BLACKS IN ITALY SO SHUT UP NOT EVERYTHING IS ABOUT RACISM OMFG” yes, yes there are pieces of shit, and Italy is one of the most racist country in Europe when it comes to Black people, so they fucking need representation, they need to be everywhere there bc srsly there’s ALWAYS stuff like that happening there like every goddamn time.
defend balotelli at all costs
THIS is why i cant stand when people say that italian LGBT post is fine for only having white people.
One: Europe is a multiracial society and its largely due to white imperialism, so fucking deal with it and accept they’re present and deserve representation.
Secondly and less importantly, I know my culture and I know its ills and its reality. I don’t need to be told by some 15 year old random on tumblr that Italy is “a white country.” That’s a gross oversimplification and while I’m proud to be Italian, it like many European countries has an extreme racism problem. Balotelli is extremely brave for coping with racism as often as he does, and having absolutely no shame in not standing for discrimination. People like him and Cecile Kyenge—who had bananas thrown at her— are astoundingly brave and represent a major problem in Italy and Europe. I know I mention this a lot but in my own family I have relatives in Italy who are people of color because of marriages so when I hear “Italy is white!!” it pisses me off on several levels. Italy needs to do better and so does Europe and so does the world. Like I said, I love my culture and I love Italy. But this is absolute bullshit and I’m not accepting excuses for it ever.
Osamu Tezuka as a meme? That’s right, Internet. This is Osamu Tezuka.
You can call this meme douche-bag artist-multimillionaire, too.
WARNING: Extremely demotivating.
PS: In reality, Osamu Tezuka was extraordinarily kind.
When is there not a good time to reblog this photoset? :P
Merry Christmas! Here is an Octopus Pie animation by me. With the help of these folks:
Effects + Additional Animation
Flynn Nicholls icelvl.tumblr.com/
Tessa Strain twitter.com/tessastrain
Background Cleanup Assistance
Kou Chen vainvanes.tumblr.com/
Thank you for this. Especially the “hillbilly” one.
While I am Persian, I am also a proud Southern American, and I hate that literally the entire country exploits and makes fun of our local culture just because of our accent.
A new 10-year-anniversary hardcover edition of my first book, LOST AT SEA, will be released this December. More details coming soon!
A lot of people are going “omg is it in full color!” so I will say right now that it is not in full color.
Paris seen through the eyes of Jacques Tardi, the creator of Adele Blanc-Sec and the illustrator of comics about Nestor Burma.
It’s Tardi's birthday too.
robert crumb, the greatest living cartoonist, turns 70 today
Drunk moose herd ran away from the police.
Welcome to Finnish media where we have news about wasted animals running away from the police in Sweden.
My Best Fiend (Dir. Werner Herzog, 1999)
Stanley Kubrick by Katsuhiro Otomo