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Butchers Blind

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Re: Rufus Hound Hounded
« Reply #30 on: September 07, 2021, 12:31:15 AM »
Wait til you find out Twanky is played by, a man!

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Re: Rufus Hound Hounded
« Reply #31 on: September 07, 2021, 12:57:16 AM »
Of course now we're not far from 'shouldn't Abanazer be played by someone from the middle east?'
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And if they'd have chosen someone like Omid Djalili to play the genie people would have screamed tokenism.  You can't win.  Some people shouldn't be on the internet.


One of my favourite Sir Bernard Chumley jokes, " ...and Michael Elphick was playing Baron Hardup in this panto and every time he stepped on stage the audience would all shout, "BOOOOOOOOO...n."

We spotted Michael Elphick at the Heineken Festival at Roundhay Park in 1995.  A friend of a friend pointed at him and screamed "BOOOONNNN!", the whole gesture reminiscent of Donald Sutherland at the end of Invasion of The Body Snatchers.

Re: Rufus Hound Hounded
« Reply #32 on: September 07, 2021, 01:02:58 AM »
This is how my ex-girlfriend used to do her eyes. Knew she was a fucking wrong'un.

Re: Rufus Hound Hounded
« Reply #33 on: September 07, 2021, 01:08:49 AM »
What if everyone blacks up? I mean in the world?

Re: Rufus Hound Hounded
« Reply #34 on: September 07, 2021, 02:05:15 AM »
it'll be aladdin fucking abanazar in the arse next

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Re: Rufus Hound Hounded
« Reply #35 on: September 07, 2021, 02:12:42 AM »
What if everyone blacks up? I mean in the world?


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Re: Rufus Hound Hounded
« Reply #36 on: September 07, 2021, 06:59:44 AM »
Wait til you find out Twanky is played by, a man!

Purely so they can get into the women cast members' dressing room, and wave their willy about. Outrageous.

Re: Rufus Hound Hounded
« Reply #37 on: September 07, 2021, 07:19:17 AM »
He has said some left wing things in the past and criticised the government so of course some right wing twats will stir the culture war pot using him as the spoon

Re: Rufus Hound Hounded
« Reply #38 on: September 07, 2021, 09:26:22 AM »
he's made a rod for his own back by engaging in this nonsense on that there twitter

Re: Rufus Hound Hounded
« Reply #39 on: September 07, 2021, 09:30:07 AM »
One of the perils of giving a shit

turnstyle

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Re: Rufus Hound Hounded
« Reply #40 on: September 07, 2021, 09:57:12 AM »
I bet he's not even a real dog either. Fucking balls on this guy!

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Re: Rufus Hound Hounded
« Reply #41 on: September 07, 2021, 10:22:43 AM »
What if everyone blacks up? I mean in the world?

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Re: Rufus Hound Hounded
« Reply #42 on: September 07, 2021, 10:47:55 AM »
Panto is well known as the most progressive form of theatre.

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Re: Rufus Hound Hounded
« Reply #43 on: September 07, 2021, 10:49:43 AM »
Panto is well known as the most progressive form of theatre.
oh no it isnt

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Re: Rufus Hound Hounded
« Reply #44 on: September 07, 2021, 01:07:08 PM »
The world of pantomime is overdue a reckoning in terms of what is and is not appropriate in terms of portraying different ethnicities and cultures. However, I don't see why specifically Rufus Hound deserves to be shellacked over his participation in this production.

Would it have been more progressive to give the role of dangerous foreign baddy to someone with Arab heritage?

Male actors playing panto dames are not authentically playing a woman - there's another layer of self-aware performance for the audience to appreciate, because we all know we are watching a panto. The likes of Abanazar are first and foremost panto villains and make sense in that particular context. If you take the world of pantomime literally there's a whole heap of things you could angry about...

As always with these "outrages", what should be learned from this experience is to stop going on Twitter.
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Re: Rufus Hound Hounded
« Reply #45 on: September 07, 2021, 01:12:37 PM »

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Re: Rufus Hound Hounded
« Reply #46 on: September 07, 2021, 04:20:59 PM »
Is that Rufus Hound in that picture? Blimey.

Re: Rufus Hound Hounded
« Reply #47 on: September 07, 2021, 09:02:39 PM »
Why is he doing that annoying quotation mark gesture?

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Re: Rufus Hound Hounded
« Reply #48 on: September 08, 2021, 12:50:04 PM »
Couldn’t give a fuck about this.

alright cheers lads

Re: Rufus Hound Hounded
« Reply #49 on: September 08, 2021, 04:40:14 PM »
The world of pantomime is overdue a reckoning in terms of what is and is not appropriate in terms of portraying different ethnicities and cultures. However, I don't see why specifically Rufus Hound deserves to be shellacked over his participation in this production.
The whole history of the Arabian Nights in literature, film, and the other arts is a long story of people exoticising middle-easterners as several contradictory stereotypes, but blaming Rufus is hardly the point when he is unlikely to have chosen which pantomime they put on. There are plenty of wholesome European pantomines like Babes in the Wood, Jack and the Beanstalk, Cinderella, Snow White, Peter Pan, Dick Whittington, Sleeping Beauty, Beauty and the Beast, Frozen, Mary Pooping, Entertaining Mr Sloane, etc. that involve nothing worse than infanticide, mild sexual assault, and short people of unspecified ethnicity.[1]
 1. Pan does technically have native Americans but they're incidental to the plot and could be replaced by cub scouts or something.

Re: Rufus Hound Hounded
« Reply #50 on: September 08, 2021, 09:45:44 PM »
He’s called Rufus Hound, but does he even own any dogs? Absolute Cunt.

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Re: Rufus Hound Hounded
« Reply #51 on: September 08, 2021, 09:52:05 PM »
it will sell more tickets now, cunt probably planned all this

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Re: Rufus Hound Hounded
« Reply #52 on: September 08, 2021, 11:35:18 PM »
Money for old hound rope

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