Attention all MANAA and Racebending supporters, Asian American community organizers, and thousands of disgruntled fans of Nickelodeon’s Avatar: The Last Airbender! A boycott/protest is being planned for the opening night of the movie, Thursday July 1st. More volunteers are needed to hold the protest in Los Angeles.
MANAA’s protest last year against the movie “The Goods” resulted in media coverage and helped lead to an in-person meeting with the head of Paramount. Protests against the The Last Airbender have already resulted in media coverage, such as:
Please volunteer, make your voice heard, and send a message to the entertainment industry. For more information, see www.manaa.org/lastairbender.html or find MANAA on Facebook.
Thanks so much to everyone who came out to support us with our protest at Paramount. It was a stunning success, with over 40 protesters and of course lots of supportive horn honking and a few tv station trucks to boot.
We rallied with cheers of “The Goods were rotten, that’s why no one bought them!” and “Your humor is tasteless, stop being racist!” Eric and Sylvia came up with some great chants and were great chant-leaders!
Dariane from Racebending showed awesome support and helped to organize, which was great since Paramount is the studio behind the whitewashed “The Last Avatar” as well. We look forward to working with Dariane and all of the folks at Racebending on future activist endeavors!
Floyd Mori, executive director of JACL, brought a squadron of protesters and was interviewed by Channel 7 News along with MANAA’s Guy Aoki.
IW Group, Inc. also sent a huge group of supporters and as well as provided materials for the posters and space to create them.
And boy did we have a lot of posters! Some favorites — “Hate Crimes Aren’t Funny” and “The Goods are Bad.”
Thanks again for all the support, we think that Paramount is starting to get the picture now!