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Iris' VA Discussion

Discussion in 'Pokémon Animé Discussion' started by BestWish16, Feb 5, 2011.

  1. koolayray

    koolayray Active Member

    How come you all don't want IRIS to be voiced by an African-American?
     
  2. Sabonea_Masukippa

    Sabonea_Masukippa Well-Known Member

    Nobody doesn't want her to be voiced by an African-American, however, since she isn't African or American, there are other possibilities to consider.

    Also, still waiting on the interview where the designer said she was based on a 'black child'.
     
  3. ShinyShelgon

    ShinyShelgon rawr.

    I just found this for those of you who haven't seen it:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NjympmnuY80

    I imagined Iris to be super high-pitched, annoyingly so! So I'm kinda glad they went with a more mature-sounding voice actor.
     
  4. koolayray

    koolayray Active Member

    So, I take it you hate Black people? Here's the article http://pokebeach.com/2010/08/clear-scans-of-august-corocoro-leaking. & a blog from BROTHA DOUG http://cdouglas90.wordpress.com/2011/02/09/open-letter-to-the-pokemon-company-international/
     
  5. Sabonea_Masukippa

    Sabonea_Masukippa Well-Known Member

    Excuse me?

    How presumptuous of you.

    Show me anything that I said that shows I 'hate' black people. I'll wait.
    And no where does it say that she's based on a 'black child', your words, not mine.
     
  6. GaZsTiC

    GaZsTiC Alternating

    Until further notice, Iris is an ambiguously brown Unovian.
     
  7. Sabonea_Masukippa

    Sabonea_Masukippa Well-Known Member

    Which was exactly my point in saying that Iris in neither African nor American, she is Unovan and (surprise) she is only slightly darker than I am, and lighter than many of my relatives, despite us having no recent African ancestors (Sri Lankan, if you must know).
     
  8. koolayray

    koolayray Active Member

    The tone of your response shows it. The way you said "We don't want her to be voiced by an African-American". That kinda hurts my feelings. As a Black fan, I'm highly offended.
     
  9. 1rkhachatryan

    1rkhachatryan Call me Robert guys

    He never said that he said nobody here is saying they don't want her to be voiced by a African American.
     
  10. Sabonea_Masukippa

    Sabonea_Masukippa Well-Known Member

    I actually never said that, so. Yeah.
     
  11. JD

    JD .

    He never said "We don't want her to be voiced by an African-American" I don't know what your talking about I'm black too but I'm not offended. Anyway isn't Iris already confirmed to be voiced by Eileen Stevens Lyra's VA and Zorua's? They sounded pretty similar when I heard Iris during the small Cartoon Network preview.
     
  12. koolayray

    koolayray Active Member

    I do believe you were not in the conversation.
     
  13. 1rkhachatryan

    1rkhachatryan Call me Robert guys

    Well this is rude I was just trying to clear up some confusion.
     
  14. koolayray

    koolayray Active Member

    Yes you did. "Nobody doesn't want her to be voiced by an African-American, however, since she isn't African or American, there are other possibilities to consider."

    I think you all should really read Brotha Doug's blog on this whole situation. He even defends Asians not being main characters in Airbender movie. http://cdouglas90.wordpress.com/2011/02/09/open-letter-to-the-pokemon-company-international/
     
  15. koolayray

    koolayray Active Member

    Apologies my friend. I was speaking out of anger.
     
  16. koolayray

    koolayray Active Member

    How do I know you're Black? I get tired of people posting that on the internet. Show a pic or something.
     
  17. Sabonea_Masukippa

    Sabonea_Masukippa Well-Known Member

    Let me rephrase:

    'No person here is saying that they don't want Iris to be voiced by an African-American actress. However, as Iris is Unovan and not African or American and her background is ambiguous, there is no reason to suppose that she should, or that everyone should want/expect her to be voiced by an African-American.'
     
  18. 1rkhachatryan

    1rkhachatryan Call me Robert guys

    lol he made a mistake it was a typo also don't double or triple post it is against the rules. You have to wait till someone makes a post before you post.
     
  19. Togekiss•Torchic

    Togekiss•Torchic Aaaaaaah~♫

    I agree with this and also koolayray you seemed to be offended easily by something why not just end it and not say things to make it worse :(
     
  20. koolayray

    koolayray Active Member

    Have any of you seen the show THE BOONDOCKS? I'm just fighting for respect among the anime community. The Boondocks may be American made, but still shows a liking to Black anime.
     

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