Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Albino Rage

Not a band name, but it should be. Instead, it's a news story about another advocacy group up in arms over In"Da Vinci Code."

And it's not Catholics.

Albinos are bothered that one of their own has yet again been depicted as a villain.

Which is all well and good. Except for this quote from the albino advocacy group:

McGowan said his group asked “Da Vinci Code” director Ron Howard’s production outfit, Imagine Entertainment, not to bleach Silas’ hair or make his eyes red, but “that fell on deaf ears.”

Hey, now. As someone who used to have a deaf girlfriend, that kind of unthinking resort to stereotypes really ... gets my Irish up.