Does this ape in a blue vest represent Black Lives Matter activist DeRay Mckesson? (Photo source: publicity/poster image War for the Planet of the Apes released by 20th Century Fox)

It seems it’s getting harder to enjoy a good sci-fi movie without racist undertones. The latest issue has arisen from the upcoming installment of the Planet of the Apes series. In War For the Planet of the Apes, actor Woody Harrelson plays the character of the Colonel whose appearance and demeanor reminded many of a neo-Nazi skinhead. The movie is about a war between species, however, in today’s heated racial climate a simple fantasy film, for many, seems to be racially coded messages. This is apparent to some in publicity photos that feature one of the apes dressed in a blue vest similar to one worn by Black Lives Matter activist DeRay Mckesson at rallies.

Photo credit: DeRay Mckesson’s Facebook (facebook.com/dmckesson)

The ape wearing the vest is in front of a large crowd of apes and is the only ape in human clothing. The imagery was not lost on many Twitter users including Mckesson, who posted the following to Twitter:

After a backlash by some, Mckesson deleted the post from Twitter but that did not stop other Twitter users from sounding off:

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  • Aslan

    When people claim racism where there is none, they harm the #BlackLivesMatter movement. There is plenty of overt racism going on, especially with the racist-in-chief in the White House. Silly claims like this just give ammunition to racists who claim there are no problems, people exaggerating, inventing, etc. And yeah this was an invention.

    • Vandellish

      I guess it’s just a coincidence that the Ape here wears a vest like the BLM leader huh?

      • Aslan

        Yes….

        • Vandellish

          Hey at least you’re honest. I just disagree.

          • Aslan

            I follow DeRay McKesson and I had no idea he wears a blue vest. The apes have worn vests in all the previous movies in the series. I think when you have to reach that far to try to be offended, you’re doing a disservice to all the people who have been flagrantly, and unapologetically, murdered because they are black. You don’t have to ‘seek out’ racism: it’s right there, hitting us in the face every day.

          • Vandellish

            What difference does it make if you personally knew of McKesson’s vest or not?

            And McKesson can’t be accused of “reaching” for racism by any stretch of the imagination. He’s fought and continues to fight for equal rights within the constructs of the law. As I said earlier the vest looks absolutely NOTHING like the vest worn in the original film and very much like McKesson’s vest. Yet still, no one is saying it’s the end of the world by any means. But it is yet another stab at the black community through some twisted mind’s decision to put down black people and/or provoke them. Like I said in an earlier post, it’s the same sick and twisted mentality that chose to portray the Abe Lincoln statue as an ape in the first film considering who he’d “freed” in the 19th century.
            Hollywood does that kind of stuff ALL THE TIME and no, it’s not the end of the world but it should and will continue to be addressed.

          • Jaxson

            That’s a stretch. You’re reading into this *way too much*.

            No one’s making a movie like that of “them” against “them”.

            Y’all next to smoke a joint and relax.

          • Vandellish

            “No one’s making a movie like that of “them” against “them”???
            Please clarify this point here.
            Also, relax???? As I said in my earlier post no one’s claiming this is a big deal here. It just needs to be pointed out because these things happen time and time again in Hollywood.
            Maybe YOU need to put down the bud and proofread.

          • Jaxson

            No, it’s not a “stab at the black community”. You’re reaching when you make mention of the “blue vest”. And then you work yourself up by attaching some kind of crazy symbolism to it.

            Really?? You think mainstream Hollywood is gonna make a movie of a war of blacks vs whites?

            No. They wouldn’t.

            I read your post correct.

          • Vandellish

            Uh it is a stab against the black community. You’re just afraid to acknowledge that this is a thing that is done in Hollywood. Blacks are more often than not blatantly or subtlety slighted or made caricatures out of. It’s evident in films such as Transformers II where they had the stereotypical “hip hop” bots acting silly and fighting one another or in Force Awakens where the black character was always a step behind and had almost no visible skill (other than lying) and only existed to be saved or beat up by other characters. Or how about That Awkward Moment when all of the characters found love or at least had an opportunity but the black character’s wife had simply run out on him and he was left with no prospects and without mention as the credits rolled. I could go on.
            And where have I even implied that mainstream Hollywood was making a movie of blacks vs. whites????? I’m simply pointing out that perceptive people notice these things and have FOR YEARS.
            So yeah it will be continued to be pointed out and ridiculed and/or avoided as long as continues to happen.

          • Jaxson

            Damn. Guess I’ll have watch those movies and see for myself then.

            But Planet of the Apes = Mainstream Hollywood and you are implying it’s a movie about a war between black vs white, right?

            I don’t think that’s what it’s going to be about.

            We’ll have to see it and recovene our discussion about it.

          • Vandellish

            No I never said anything remotely close to that and I honestly don’t know where you get that from.
            I’m simply saying that someone involved in making this film decided to use imagery and make yet another sick joke. We’ve seen this since the “mammy” days all the way up to the loudmouth Apollo Creed who got bludgeoned to death for it before the white American came to avenge him against evil mother Russia. Lol

          • Vandellish

            Meant Apollo.

          • Jaxson

            Right! Apollo Creed.

          • James Hepburn

            Get out!! Hello Denzel training day (crooked drug dealing cop) Halle Berry ( craze out whore sexing the white boy) 3 666 Mafia rap song for it hard out there being a pimp Got Hollywood Ocsar for this. All the Great work these Great actors and actresse did finally get Ocsar for these false stereotype of blacks.to my conscious and enlighten brother and sister continue exposing these devil ,like Jesus saided everything that hidden shall be revealed and the Truth will set us Free, reject these puppet of the puppet master. So stay up and stay Bless

          • Jaxson

            Maybe people should be bitching at Denzel and Halle for portraying these types of undesirable black characters?

          • Charles

            You’re stupid. You can easily Google and know that the movie was about race and race relations. Mainstream Hollywood makes racial movies all the time. Your Privilege as blinded you. Delete you account before you post something else utterly stupid and uninformed.

          • Jaxson

            No dude, I’m not stupid.

            I just think your paranoid in thinking that Planet is a subversive attempt to towards making (some) people think it’s about a war of races.

            Please quit perpetuating this hostility.

            Sorry, but I think you’re acting fuckin’ crazy.

          • Jaxson

            “Your privilege as blinded you”?

            Just what kind of “privilege” do you think I have??

          • Jaxson

            Replied twice to you but this online rag won’t post them for me. And me replies weren’t at all incendiary, mind you.

            Guess one has to be “of color” and spew hate to the “privedged” ones and keep that “cause” going.

            So happy and relieved to find out whites don’t have the corner on bigotry.

            Way to go! 👍

          • You’reAnIdiot

            the cringe of how stupid and small minded you are is killing me. You’ll just do anything just to say there’s a bit of racism.

          • Vandellish

            Says the cowardly white person in denial with his little generic account.

          • james7000

            The problem is that people are so intent on being victimized that they jump to conclusions without considering the alternatives. The apes in the 1968 original movies wore blue vests. This isn’t about Deray!!!!! Get a grip people, you’re making yourselves look like fools!!!!!!!!!

            They show a screenshot of the original in this clip, where they’re wearing blue vests.

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7lX7Fg6zYZE

          • Vandellish

            Sigh…again.
            Those ’68 “vests” look NOTHING like what is depicted here. Those ’68 outfits look military styled and MANY of the ape soldiers wore them. This single ape here is wearing a modern-styled casual vest on the front line of a confrontation very similar to Deray. The difference between you and I is that you seem to be anxious to give white Hollywood a pass here and I am not. Our personal schemas on how we see things are very different. Oh well.
            But get out of here with this victimized BS!!! It’s not a huge deal and absolutely no one is screaming bloody murder about this. Still I recognize that it is simply necessary to point out BS when you see it. Whoopi may be willing to give her Hollywood cronies a pass too and that’s ok. Remember she defended her boyfriend Ted Danson years ago when he wore blackface so it wouldn’t be her first time.

          • james7000

            Yeah, the blue vest in the poster looks more modern, showing how like they updated the idea of the vest attire for this new MODERN version of the Planet of the Apes movies. Hilarious. You make yourself look more and more pathetic the deeper you try to rationalize and justify your victim-baiting. Its so frustrating dealing with people like you who lack critical thinking skills and are determined to make things fit their distorted worldview.

          • Vandellish

            Yeah they made it look more modern and limited it to one ape because it’s a modern film….lol. Ok.

            It’s not frustrating but actually funny for me to deal with people like yourself who are soooo absolutely convinced that they know more or better than us with opposing views on matters like this and that there’s absolutely NO chance whatsoever that this was an inside joke from one of the film’s creators because after all Hollywood has NEVER had a history of degrading black people in any shape or form. And oh yeah, making the slave freeing Abe Lincoln’s statue an ape in the first reboot of the franchise meant nothing either.

            Ask yourself why are you so adamant about this not being an actual thing? Would you feel guilty if indeed it was a little swipe at BLM? Disappointed? Wronged? As a black man in America we’ve seen these awful and erroneous/disrespectful depictions/caricatures of us in movies and TV FOR YEARS! So it often amazes me that someone would simply dismiss this kind of thing as simply a coincidence or “nothing.” Then again, you are probably not a black man so you wouldn’t have a clue.

            But why even go back and forth with a person lacking thinking skills or a distorted worldview? Go find blogs/people who think exactly like you and be less frustrated since I’m such a hapless and pathetic victim.

          • james7000

            Their choice to only have one ape wearing it makes perfect sense in light of what these current movies are.

            These movies are different than the originals in that they’re set at the BEGINNING of the rise of the ape civilization. So showing a single ape with the blue vest is foreshadowing the adoption of the vest attire on a larger scale later on in their ape culture. This is the precursor to the future ape society. It’s so simple to understand.

            I care about this particular Deray tweet/incident because I know very well how social movements get off track and completely break down. By focusing on manufactured and weak controversies it undermines the real issues that are worth working on, and destroys the credibility of the groups in the social movement.

            Look at PETA. They have mostly noble intentions in promoting the ethical treatment of animals, but they’re widely considered a joke now because of their extremist positions, stunts, and followers.

            A great example is that time that President Obama killed a fly during a television interview. It was constantly flying around him so he slapped it with his hand and killed it. There was a lot of news coverage over the incident, with most people seeing it as humorous and/or impressive reflexes by the President. PETA responded to it by negatively referring to it as an “Execution.”

            I do agree with PETA’s notions that: “We support compassion even for the most curious, smallest and least sympathetic animals” and that “We believe that people, where they can be compassionate, should be, for all animals.” But focusing on such a small and inconsequential event of a fly being swatted it hurt their credibility as a sensible social organization. Even if the fly swatting was worth commenting on (say if a friend or someone did it in front of you) it takes on an entirely different quality when done so publicly. You need to “pick your battles” so to speak.

            So when you have one of the leaders of the BLM movement having an overblown, knee-jerk dramatic reaction to this poster it has a lot of potential for damaging the credibility of the movement when the controversy is shown to be unjustified. Deray is under constant scrutiny as a highly visible figure of BLM so he needs to be careful and considerate of his public statements because right-wing media will have a field day picking apart the flaws in them.

            If this Planet of the Apes poster was actually intended to represent Deray then yes, that’s a problem because mass media has a major influence on the collective consciousness and it brings up some difficult questions about what it’s conveying to the audience.
            If we hear in the coming days/weeks that this was a trolling attempt by someone who worked on the movie/poster then that’s different, but as of right now the evidence suggests otherwise. There’s a clear precedent for using blue vests in this movie series, and this looks like a modern updating of that idea.

          • Vandellish

            I actually agree with many of the things you say here. Good post.
            I also agree that it’s not a major deal in the first place as I’ve stated numerous times in this thread.
            The only reason I made a comment is because I simply don’t put it past these people and once we give Hollywood too many passes it becomes all out open season with their propaganda. Conscious black people DEFINITELY can’t put it past these Hollywood filmmakers to do things like this because they’ve done it forever so we’ll notice it more often than not.
            We simply disagree about this vest thing but I only see it as a tasteless joke someone made the same way if a Trump or a Chris Christie caricature is depicted on a music video.
            The major takeaway here is that I think when most people see a “controversial” story on a blog that we may or may not frequent we often assume that it’s a major news story or that millions of people are in complete uproar when oftentimes it’s simply a story put out here to take up space or fill out the news hour.

          • james7000

            Yeah it’s always good to be conscious and perceptive about mass media and the messages and social ramifications that come from it. It’s encouraging to see that we have become more socially conscious as a society as time goes on, and millenials are probably the most socially conscious generation ever. I watch films from even a decade or so ago and its shocking some of the things they got away with, that wouldn’t fly now.

            I think major race-related issues in hollywood are the lack of representation of people of color which is reflected in the lack of awards during award season. Whitewashing roles is another major issue that needs to be addressed, such as in the movie “Gods of Egypt” with all those white actors playing egyptians, or casting Tilda Swinton as The “Ancient One” (a tibetan character) in Doctor Strange. Another problem is in how Hollywood typecasts so many brown actors or muslim characters as crude stereotypes of muslim terrorists or african warlords.

            “we often assume that it’s a major news story or that millions of people are in complete uproar when oftentimes it’s simply a story put out here to take up space or fill out the news hour.”

            Yeah I definitely agree. The modern news industry runs on clicks, and they do anything they can to get more of them, hence the popularity of so many non-stories, click-bait headlines etc.

            By the way I found some clips from the War for the Planet of the Apes and it looks amazing. Not sure if you’ve seen the first two..

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vm7vE9ujNYs

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          • Charles

            You’re uneducated about the basis of the symbolism in the original movie. Pick up a book.

          • Charles

            You’re lying. If you follow DeRay you’d know about his vest.

            #Privilege

          • Aslan

            If the “essence” of DeRay’s work is his vest, then that’s abjectly ridiculous. Sorry, I’ve always taken him seriously but now I’m thinking he’s diluting his message by fantasizing about injustice when injustice doesn’t need to be sought out, it’s there. This is how the social justice movement gets derailed and becomes parody.

        • Trainer

          So are the other apes not wearing vests?

      • Timothy Gardner

        Yep. In the original movie that came out decades before BLM existed, alot of the apes wore blue vests. I guess you think this so called “leader” invented wearing blue vests??

        • Vandellish

          Again. That vest was waaay different and resembled more of a military type of garment where this vest looks like the one from the leader from BLM. Let’s not put it past these guys to put inside jokes in their movies/artwork. Remember the George W. Bush head in Game of Thrones first season?

      • itzatwist

        You’re very not bright. The blue vest was used in the 1968, Planet of the Apes. I would have to say that the BLM leader stole the blue vest from Planet of the Apes!

      • itzatwist

        Want to add that I believe the BLM leader APPROPRIATED the blue vest attire from the Apes depicted in the 1968, Planet of the Apes, movie. Apes everywhere should be protesting this APPROPRIATION. by the BLM leader.

        • Vandellish

          I completely disagree that they took from the “vest” that the ape in the ’68 film wore. That vest looked much different than this one that’s more similar to the BLM guy.
          I also feel that YOU are the one that’s not that bright if you’re claiming this is mere coincidence. I guess it’s mere coincidence that Abe Lincoln was depicted as an ape in the first film considering who he’d “freed” in the late 19th century.

      • Ms.

        You need to IGNORE whites at this point. They are TROLLS. Really. And they have a really odd and perpetual obsession with Apes & Monkeys in general. They are always calling people monkeys and apes, but yet according to scientific studies, their DNA is 4% NON HUMAN. Read that again. So, maybe that’s where their obsession with monkeys and things comes from. I don’t know.

        But even if the poster DOES depict Black Lives in it, SO WHAT?! Who cares?! There is nothing they can do about BLM existing. So that’s that. Now let’s pass the popcorn and enjoy!😄

        • Vandellish

          Again, I mentioned MANY times before on this thread. The poster and the implied slight is NOT A MAJOR DEAL. STILL, it and other agenda driven “jokes” and such things SHOULD and WILL be pointed out. No one’s losing any sleep over this but I definitely disagree that these things should simply be ignored or else, as I’ve also said here, it will be open season for them to double down on it. They should be pointed out and avoided at all costs as you would anything else that attempts to degrade you.

    • Ken

      Yeah dude, Trump is racist. Sure. Right. The guy who had black folks running millions of dollars of his business as far back as the 80s. And the Clintons aren’t racist, right? The fake charity Clinton Foundation was responsible for rebuilding Haiti these past 20 years. Funneled the money into their coffers and their cronies. Haiti is still a mess. That is real systemic racism. Clinton Poverty Pimp Inc. It is naivete to compare that level of racism to the current POTUS.

    • Ms.

      I don’t know what’s going on at this point. Not sure I care though. I think BLM is fine. They don’t bother me.

  • Oak510finest

    Wow, just another example of how white supremacy never sleeps!

    Amazing how whites have attempted to project the image of apes to blacks for decades. Only to have their very own scientist confirm whites have primate DNA.

    Not only is it proven by science. It is also evident through physical features and characteristics.

    1. Whites have thin lips like primates.
    2. They have hair lice exactly like primates.
    3. They have multi colored eyes similiar to primates.
    4. They have a abnormal amount of body hair.
    5.They eat raw bloody red meat.

    • Timothy Gardner

      You are stupid. Black DNA is identical go white DNA and Spanish DNA and any other kind of human dna. You know why? Because we are all human. The same species. Which makes the word racism as stupid as the people who see color and use it as excuses to hurt others. I’m talking every color and every society and social structure. We are all HUMAN. There is no black or white “race”. We are all the human race.

      • Oak510finest

        That is a lie! Black and white dna are not alike whatsoever. They are on two totally different spectrums. Also by definition whites are not huma. As the root word of human(hue) meaning color.

        That is why you have two different terms when describing people. With human being used for people of color. While mankind is used to describe the caucasian race.

        • itzatwist

          That kind of talk is racist.

          • Oak510finest

            No such thing.

        • Pia Gabriel

          wow – ignorance on a mind-boggling level on display here. The origin of the word ‘human’ is Latin; Homo means ‘man’ in Latin, and has the corresponding adjective humanus, whence English ‘human,’ through French. It has zero in common with the origin of the word ‘hue’

          • Oak510finest

            That’s a lie! Why does it bother whites so much to admit they are subhuman? Especially when white scientist have already confirmed it.

          • Jaxson

            I’ll bet you’re more white than me!

          • Oak510finest

            You mean pale? Whites have no color or melanin.

          • Jaxson

            Right. More pale then.

            I’m darker than some black people this time of year.

          • Oak510finest

            Yeah sure you are. Can’t blame you though for wanting our skin tone. There is a reason why whites spend hrs in the sun risking skin cancer to get some color.

          • Jaxson

            Just happens. I don’t even try. Cuz I’m white and have melanin in my skin.

          • Oak510finest

            😂😂😂😂 Yeah sure you do and I am spiderman, lol!

        • Zombie

          There is an 85% shared variation in all humans. That’s because we are all descended from a common ancestor living in Africa. Consequently, so-called racial differences (including differences in skin color) are the result of local adaptations to climates and environments in areas of the world that people colonized after leaving Africa. As a species humans are more homogeneous genetically than nearly all other mammals. So your talk of different DNA is not scientific. We are all part black, part white and part Asian.

          • Oak510finest

            You are incorrect! The white race did not descend from Africa, nor did they become white due to adaptions caused by the climate. Eskimos who live in extreme cold environments have not become paler since their arrival.

            If whites originated in Africa then please explain the RH (rhesus monkey) positive blood that whites carry? There is zero proof it existed prior to whites coming into existence 6000 yrs.

            Also explain the A and B antigens carried exclusively by whites. Which is due to them having both dog and primate DNA. This is confirmed as to why 15% of whites are born with tails even to this day.http://www.ebaumsworld.com/pictures/people-born-with-tails/82346619/

            It also further explains, why whites carry so much body hair. It is a known fact, that the more melanin you have the less hair you have.

            Lastly, please explain why black and whites share two totally different cellular compositions?

          • The Question

            You sound like a lunatic.

          • Oak510finest

            And you sound white, which is even 3x worse.

      • Mason Youngblood

        I agree..but I wonder why Whites couldn’t see that back in the days of slavery, the civil rights era, etc, etc, etc…

    • Stamatos

      We all have primate DNA, genius. Another example of how a failed education system and professional victim mentality never sleeps. What would you do with your day if you didn’t sit around and blame all your failures on other people?

      • Oak510finest

        Wrong, that is a lie! Blacks do not have primate dna and does not share the same genetic makeup as whites. Whites genetics are recessive and black genetics are dominant. Which is confirmed even by your very own white scientist.

        Whites having recessive genes is one of the primary reasons, as to why they are unable to sustain themselves. Which has led to whites having a zero birth rate, for the last 10 or so yrs. A zero birth rate meaning… whites are dying faster than they are having babies! Thus will soon be unable to sustain their existence on this planet.

        • itzatwist

          Racist & Troll, you’re having too much fun.

        • Jaxson

          Or because, in general, whites are not the irresponsible people that blacks are in fathering a bunch of kids from different “baby momas”.

          F’ing animals …

          • Oak510finest

            “Whites are not irresponsible”? The same people who invented having sex with animals? The same people with the moral compass of a hyena. Yeah buddy keep up that denial it’s fueling your people’s demise.

          • Jaxson

            Guess “rollingout” didn’t want to approve my reply??

            What a joke.

            I’d like you to produce a link from a scolarly article that states white people “invented” sex with animals.

          • Oak510finest

            Why, when you already know they did. There is even a movement in Europe now to make it legal.

          • itzatwist

            Don’t waste your time, either oak510finest is a complete idiot or he is purposely trying to twist ppl up. Either way, it’s not worth wasting your time on this nut. Let him go play with his Coralee doll.

          • Jaxson

            Yeah I won’t now. Rollingout is too much of a puss to post another of my replies.

        • Pia Gabriel

          Another gem: “Blacks do not have primate DNA”. Yes, they do. Homo sapiens is a primate species.

          • Oak510finest

            Wrong again! Why is it so devastating for whites such as yourself. To admit you have primate DNA when thousands of whites have already accepted it?

      • Mason Youngblood

        Speak for yourself with that “primate DNA” crap. “I” was made by God himself.

      • Oak510finest

        Typical lie. Blacks do not have primate dna. However every other race does, most notably whites. It’s also proven that whites have primate DNA through their physical characteristics.

        1.Whites have identical hair structure to that of primates or the domesticated dog

        2. Whites have hair lice, similiar to primates

        3. They have thin lips and multi colored eyes similiar to primates.

        4. Are extremely hairy similiar to primates

        5. 15% of whites are born with a tail, similiar to primates.

        These examples may appear trivial, but are none tbe less relevant.

    • itzatwist

      All humans have human DNA, get some perspective & join reality.

      • Oak510finest

        Thanks for that ground breaking earth shattering revelation.

        • itzatwist

          If you already know this then why are you posting as though you have no clue? If you don’t sound like an idiot you will not be spoken to like an idiot.

          • Oak510finest

            Look nobody cares about brainless post. So stop whining about the response! You pale people love stalking black news sites hoping to get some attention or a pat on the head!

            Keep it up! Because the next time you wanna play fetch. I am going to leave the front door open and throw the tennis ball into the street.

  • Caroline

    After reading this story, I’m heading out to the store to find the “bad ape” doll and buy it…… I watched the actor who plays “bad ape” in an interview on GMA the other day. He was awesome!! The ONLY thing black lies matter just did by screaming their call of racism, make ppl like me want to see it at the movie theater and buy the character dolls.

  • Pamela

    I am ‘BLACK” ……There are so many problems going on in this country, and people are upset over an ape in a blue vest………not racism it’s STUPID!!!!!!
    We might not have ‘health insurance, people are losing there job, homes…..Look at the news there is a child that is killed everyday, left in a hot car, kill by another kid, find a gun in the house and kill there self…etc…………There is a lady that shot a man over a parking space,,,, What the Heck???? is going on people

  • writebrain

    Apes movies have always been about race; what’s the problem?

  • thehermit

    Anyone familiar with Planet of the Apes movies going back to the original movies knows that these movies always made social commentaries in regards to race, slavery, and oppression. These newer Planet of the Apes are no different. Those images are probably made on purpose. People need to lighten up. They’re not mocking issues. They’re making points about society.

  • Mason Youngblood

    So all of you all who are doubting or not that this poster has racial undertones are just going to focus on the “blue vest” ONLY and not on the message written on the soldier’s helmet in the center of the poster that says..”The only good ape is a dead ape”?…Now what does this remind you of? If your answer is “Nothing” then I suggest your do a little history(and present) research and you will find that this was and is a popular slogan among White racists..only they use the n-word in the place of “ape”. Anyone who says that this poster has no racial undertones either has no knowledge of racism or is purposely in denial.

    • Vandellish

      Exactly.

  • Name

    Why does the ape is the only one in the background that got a vest on? Seems kinda odd. It seems VERY out of place.

  • Hyacinthe Hycin Jo Joassainte

    Makes perfect sense. The original Planet of the Apes always had racial undertones.

  • Charles

    “Apes imagined a fictional world 2,000 years in the future where monkeys, gorillas, and other primates take on human features including the sort of racism that the Civil Rights Movement was addressing at the time, only directed at human beings. It’s about how power corrupts and can be used unjustly but one isn’t always aware of the injustice until they experience it for themselves. Though it was intended to be show support for black people’s fight for human rights, it relies on the racist notion of black people being not being fully human, choosing monkeys of all animals as stand ins for black people. It also played into the issues of skin-color hierarchy, making lighter apes more intelligent than their darker, more uncivilized counterparts”

    http://thegrio.com/2011/08/05/the-racial-politics-behind-planet-of-the-apes/

  • Charles

    If you’re two stupid to know, the movie franchise IS about race relations.

  • Robbie Smith

    Blacks are dumb.

    IQ tests measure the innate and immutable mental capability that involves abstract thinking, logical reasoning, ability to solve novel problems and comprehend complex ideas.

    Intelligence is inherited and not equally distributed among the races.

    IQ by race:

             •   Ashkenazi Jews = 115
             •   East Asians = 106
             •   Whites = 102
             •   Inuits and Eskimos = 91
             •   South-East Asians = 87
             •   American Indians = 87
             •   Non-White Hispanics = 86
             •   American Blacks = 85 (average 24% White admixture)
             •   Middle East and North Africans = 84
             •   African Blacks = 67 (only 2% of Whites score this low)
             •   Australian Aborigines = 62
             •   Kalahari Bushman = 54
             •   Congo Pygmies = 54

    Asian IQ scores cluster around the mean; thus, the cognitive variation among Whites produces more geniuses, but also more morons.

    IQ studies are normed for every conceivable variable and have been confirmed on twins and trans-racial adoption studies, but the racial IQ gap persists, including on non-verbal tests such Raven’s Matrices, digit span, and mental chronometry.

    Blacks are the only race never to have civilized. No modern creations exist in sub-Saharan Africa that were not brought there by Whites. Without continuous intervention, Blacks cannot even maintain what Whites gave them.

    19 of the 20 poorest countries are sub-Saharan African.

    There are no White Third-World nations, but all Black ones are.

    Highest National IQs:

             •   108      Singapore
             •   106      South Korea
             •   105      Japan
             •   105      China
             •   102      Italy
             •   101      Iceland
             •   101      Switzerland
             •   100      Austria
             •   100      Netherlands
             •   100      Norway

    Lowest National IQs:

             •   68        Somalia
             •   67        Guinea
             •   67        Haiti
             •   67        Liberia
             •   66        Gambia
             •   64        Cameroon
             •   64        Gabon
             •   64        Sierra Leone
             •   64        Mozambique
             •   59        Equatorial Guinea

    Blacks are proto-humans; modern man evolved from Blacks by hybridizing with the large-brain Neanderthals:

             •   Blacks   =   2% Archaic admixture
             •   Whites   =   4% Neanderthal
             •   Asians   =   5% Neanderthal + Denisovan

    Genetic distance is a measure of the genetic divergence between populations. Blacks have a genetic distance of 0.23 from Whites and Asians, but only 0.17 from Erectus. That means Blacks are more genetically proximate to archaic man than to modern man.

    Blacks are the only race with no DNA from the large-brain Neanderthals. Civilizations didn’t begin until the Neanderthal hybridization created the larger brains in modern man:

    Brain Size by Race:

             •   Black   =   1267 cm³
             •   White   =   1347 cm³
             •   Asian   =   1364 cm³

    Brain Weight by Race:

             •   Black   =   1261 g
             •   White   =   1387 g
             •   Asian   =   1374 g

    Whites’ brains are faster, larger, denser, and more complex than Blacks’ brains:

             •   7% larger
             •   126 grams heavier
             •   deeper fissuration in the frontal and occipital regions
             •   more complex convolutions
             •   larger frontal lobes
             •   more pyramidal neurons
             •   16% thicker supra-grandular layer
             •   one standard deviation more cerebrum
             •   react faster on mental chronometry tests
             •   600 million more neurons

    Whites are only 10% of the world’s population, yet are the most industrious and innovative race the world has known. Whites unlocked the secrets of DNA and relativity, launched satellites, created automation, discovered electricity and nuclear energy, invented automobiles, aircraft, submarines, radio, television, computers, medicine, telephones, light bulbs, photography, and countless other technological miracles. Whites were the first to circumnavigate the planet by ship, and orbit it by spacecraft, to walk on the moon, probe beyond the solar system, climb the highest peaks, reach both poles, exceed the sound barrier, descend to the oceans depths… Blacks cannot even feed themselves.

    Whites have to provide food, medical, financial, and engineering aid to every Black nation. Blacks cannot survive without White charity.

    No pre-contact Black society ever created a written language, or weaved cloth, or forged steel, or invented the wheel, or plow, or devised a calendar, or code of laws, or system of measurement, or math, or built a multi-story structure, or sewer, or drilled a well, or irrigated, or created any agriculture, or built a road, or sea-worthy vessel. They never domesticated animals, or exploited underground natural resources, or produced anything that could be considered a mechanical device.

    Blacks were still living in the Stone Age when Whites discovered them just 400 years ago.

    Blacks are the oldest race, so they should be the most advanced — but they never advanced at all. Blacks lived alone in Africa, a vast continent with temperate climates and abundant resources for 60,000 years so they cannot blame slavery, racism, colonialism, culture, environment, or anything else for their failures.

    Simply, life is an IQ test.

    In 156 American studies that have reported the IQ means of a Black and a White sample, the mean Black-White difference is 1.1 standard deviations (SDs), or about sixteen IQ points.

    In 1980, the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth administered the largest and most carefully selected national sample of 6,502 Whites and 3,022 Blacks an IQ test and found a difference of 1.2 SDs.

    An IQ gap of at least 1.1 SDs for American Blacks (average 24% White admixture) and Whites has been present for the entire 100+ year history of IQ tests. The gap between African Blacks and Whites is 2.0 SDs.

    Black-White IQ Distribution:

    Blacks:
                     5% above 110 IQ
                     16% above 100 IQ
                     40% above 90 IQ
                     60% above 80 IQ
                     40% below 80 IQ
                     18% below 75 IQ
                     10% below 70 IQ

    Whites:
                     10% above 120 IQ
                     18% above 115 IQ
                     27% above 110 IQ
                     40% above 105 IQ
                     50% above 100 IQ
                     60% below 105 IQ
                     35% below 95 IQ
                     15% below 85 IQ

    As the New York Times put it, “…the difference in IQ points between the groups is quite significant. It means that the top sixth of Blacks score only as well on IQ tests as do the top half of Whites.”

    The least intelligent 10% of Whites have IQs below 80 (low functioning); 40% of Blacks do.

    Only one Black in six is more intelligent than the average White; five Whites out of six are more intelligent than the average Black.

    Incidentally, Black female IQ is 2.4 points higher than Black male IQ. There are twice as many Black females as Black males with IQs over 120, and five times as many Black females as Black males with IQs over 140.

    About 2.3% of Whites have an IQ of at least 130 (gifted), 20 times greater than the percentage of Blacks who do; only 0.00044% of African Blacks have an IQ over 130. 80% of gifted American Blacks have White admixture.

    Geniuses by Race (IQ 140 or higher):
          
              •   African Blacks                 1:3,500,000            (0.000003%)
              •   American Blacks             1:218,000               (0.0004%) 
              •   Whites                             1:83                        (1.2%)             

    So, the per capita genius rate for Whites is 41,000 times higher than it is for African Blacks.  

    If all Whites in America were replaced by Blacks, the number of geniuses in the country would fall from about 2.4 million to only about 1,000.

    The so-called “achievement gap” by SAT scores:

           Year              White             Black             Gap
           1985              1038               839               199
           1990              1031               849               185
           1995              1052               857               195
           2000              1060               859               201
           2005              1061               863               197
           2010              1063               855               208
           2015              1047               846               201

    This gap is so significant that colleges award Blacks 230 SAT “race bonus” points to help them qualify for admission. The Black-only National Achievement Scholarship was created because Blacks are not competitive for the National Merit Scholarship.

    IQ by Race and Highest Degree Earned (1972 — 2014):

    Highest Degree                      White IQ               Black IQ               Gap
    High School Drop-out:                 89                         82                      7
    High School Diploma                   98                         90                      8
    Junior College Degree               102                         95                      7
    Bachelor’s Degree                      108                       100                     8
    Graduate Degree                        113                       102                    11

    Therefore, a Black with a graduate degree has an IQ equivalent to a White with a junior college degree.

    Blacks can only achieve because they have White admixture or because they reside in White societies. Too few of them are smart enough to even build sufficient infrastructure to allow the Black intellectual elite to achieve.

    The American Psychological Association declares, “…large differences do exist between the average IQ scores of Blacks and Whites, and that these differences cannot be attributed to biases in test construction.”

    • Robbie Smith

      Blacks are violent

      Blacks have mean testosterone levels 19% higher than in Whites. Testosterone is associated with impulsive, aggressive, and violent behavior.

      Compounding this, a high percentage of Blacks have dysfunctional versions of the MAOA androgen receptor gene which is a key part of the mechanism by which testosterone has its effects throughout the body and brain.

      MAOA’s job is to break down crucial neurotransmitters which can build up in the brain and cause a loss of impulse control and an increase in violence and rage.

      The MAOA gene can come in the form of 2, 3, 3.5, 4, or 5 allele. A 3-repeat allele is considered dysfunctional and is what is referred to as the “warrior gene”. A 2-repeat (2R) allele is considered very dysfunctional.

      The 2-repeat allele does not produce a protein needed to break down old serotonin. It is strongly correlated to criminality and doubles the rate of violence of the 3R without needing an environmental interaction mechanism. People with a 2-repeat allele MAOA gene have a permanent chemical imbalance in their brain making the person more likely to be agitated, aggressive, and impulsive.

      Only 0.00067% of Asians and .5% of Whites have the 2-repeat allele version, compared to 4.7% of Blacks.

      That means Blacks are 9.4x more likely to have the very dysfunctional version of the MAOA gene than Whites. Considering that Blacks are 10x more likely to commit extreme violence and anti-social behavior than Whites, this is very significant.

      Blacks are also more likely to have versions of dopamine genes like ANKK1 and DAT1 that have been linked to antisocial behavior.

               •   The Black homicide rate is 17 per 100,000, a rate over 9x that of the White rate, and comparable to some of those most murderous countries in the world.

               •   If the homicide rate for the U.S. were the White-only rate, the homicide rate would drop 84%, making the U.S. rate comparable to European countries.

               •   For each one standard deviation increase in proportion of Black population, firearm homicide rate is increased by 82.8%. Therefore, the U.S. has a Black problem, not a gun or violent crime problem.

               •   Black males age 18-35 are only 3.3% of the U.S. population, yet commit 52% of homicides. Black males (all ages) are only 6% of the U.S. population, yet commit 46% of all violent crimes, and 50% of the gun homicides. If Blacks were removed from the equation, the U.S. gun homicide rate would be equal to Great Britain’s, who have some of the most restrictive gun control laws in the world.

               •   Despite making up just 13% of the population, Blacks committed half of homicides in the United States for nearly 30 years. DOJ statistics show that between 1980 and 2008, Blacks committed 52% of homicides.

               •   Murder is the leading cause of death for Black men, ages 15 to 34. Their murderers are almost always other Black men; 93 percent of Black homicide victims are killed by other Blacks.

               •   When Blacks commit crimes of violence, they are nearly three times more likely than non-Blacks to use a gun, and more than twice as likely to use a knife.

               •   The single best indicator of violent crime levels in an area is the percentage of the population that is Black.

               •   Of the nearly 770,000 violent interracial crimes committed every year involving Blacks and Whites, Blacks commit 85 percent and Whites commit 15 percent. This means that a Black is 27 times more likely to attack a White person than vice versa.

               •   Blacks are 2.25 times more likely to commit officially-designated hate crimes against Whites than vice versa.

               •   Blacks are 15 times more likely than Whites to be members of gangs.

               •   If New York City were all White, the murder rate would drop by 91 percent, the robbery rate by 81 percent, and the shootings rate by 97 percent. In an all-White Chicago, murder would decline 90 percent, rape by 81 percent, and robbery by 90 percent.

               •   Black serial killers have comprised over half of documented serial killers since the dawn of the 21st century at 56 percent, making up a total of 40 percent in years dating back to 1900. Blacks constituted 44% of the known serial killers during the 1995-2004 period and 38.2% of all multiple murderers (serial, mass, and spree combined) during 1976-1998 period. During the 2000-2010 decade, 62% of serial killers were Black.

               •   The highest risk of death by spousal homicide is incurred by White women married to Black men. A White woman married to a Black man is over 12 times as likely to be murdered by her husband as a White woman married to a White man. A White man married to a Black woman is 21 times as likely to be murdered by his wife as a White man married to a White woman.

               •   In 2013, 42 percent of cop killers were Black. In 2015, 986 people were shot and killed by police. Of that number, 495 were White (50 percent), and 258 were Black (26 percent). Liberals portray shootings by police as racist attacks on Blacks. To solve this problem, they want police departments to hire more Black police officers. It turns out that the U.S. Justice Department has found that Black police officers are more likely than Whites to shoot and use force against Black suspects.

      High crime rates among Blacks are not limited to the United States. Statistics released by the Metropolitan Police in London, England, show that in 2009-10, Blacks accounted for 54 percent of arrests for street crimes, 59 percent for robbery, and 67 percent for gun crimes. Blacks accounted for just over 12 percent of London’s population of 7.5 million. In 2002, Blacks were 8.1 percent of the population of Toronto, Canada, but accounted for 27 percent of all charges for violent crimes.

  • Carisa Jones

    Well I say let’s ask the director of the movie …I know they won’t lie about their intent , they were honest about the environment so I know they will be honest about their intent….

  • Arbitr^rY^KonST@nT

    this so flipping stupid..we can’t be this stupid, deray can’t be that stupid…

    ..good god.

    …we are

  • http://batman-news.com Donna

    Come on, “black lives matter” you are the first to make a big deal out of Nothing. It’s a Fictional Movie, get it, stop trying to make a big deal about a stupid blue shirt, I have a blue shirt does this make me a racist also? Back off , relax and enjoy the movie, can you handle that, there is nothing racist about this or any other “Planet of the Apes” Blockbuster movies.

  • Aimee Daniel

    Why has no one noticed that the beads in the hair of the female Apes look rastafarian. Isn’t that cultural appropriation? What about the tribal white paint? To be fair this could also be american indian. The other similarities is the capturing and enslaving by the white people. The escape, is like a subtle reference to the Underground railroad. The sad fact that they cast the little girl as a blue eyed blonde haired. Why not an asian little girl or more ethnic. I think casting this character as white is a statement unto it’s self. Maybe not this film isn’t racist, but your blind if you ignore the undertones.