Did you know that according to BBC and the British taxpayers who support it, ninth century Sweden and Denmark had black people?
It's this a fucking joke?
I mean, I don't get my underpants in a knot over a token black guy in say, a western, where their isn't necessarily a need for but there can be a black guy, but then there's this.
Half the cast WAS Black. Whenit came out I saw plenty of Africans.
according to American TV and the American taxpayers who support it, British king was cucked by BBC
There might be fuckton of examples for that, one that comes up to my mind is 10000 bc.
It's not impossible.
Why is it that every piece of media HAS to have blacks, even if they don't fit the context of the story they're trying to tell?
Why not fucking make a series about Mansa Musa or something so that people crying about too small an amount of token niggers would shut the fuck up?
that's just like your opinion
When I see a black dude in a weird setting in media I just heartily chuckle, I don't have an autistic outrage, like /tv/ had with the new Star Wars.
I mean, it's a fantasy setting anyway and there's so many historical mistakes in these kinds of settings anway(and by many I mean A LOT, HOLY FUCK THEY'RE JUST MAKING IT UP AS THEY GO), so why even care...
see meme example:
There's usually an in-plot reason for someone of non-native ethnicity in a story that involves a historically insular society, see Antonio Banderas as an Arab warrior in The Thirteenth Warrior or various westerns that have Chinese martial artists teaming up with cowboys
lmoa dood this shit kinda makes you believe in the whole crazy /pol/ stories about jews or who ever trying to brainwash people, doesnt it?
I always considered /pol/ more /x/ than /int/ material btw, dont know how to explain this shit to myself
Not blacks, but Arabs were definitely present
He actually called the viking "Rus" because thats what they called white northern people those times, similar to Columbus calling Native Americans "indians" but its undeniable how he differentiate between them as "world' roof people" or سقف العالم and that he was the first to witness and document a "Norse funeral"
Beowulf is set in Scandinavia. Russia is not in scandinavia. And Rurik was certainly culturally germanic but at least according to DNA genetically he wasn't.
He was in Russia you dingus, not in Scandinavia.
It's actually okay if they want people of different races in Asgard. If you study norse mythology, nothing in there suggests that only white people are in Asgard. There are people of different races in Asgard (Jotun, Vanir, Aesir) so it's not exactly racially homogenous in the first place.
But why is Heimdall of all people black? He is literally described as "the whitest of all the gods".
You're actually arguing that he wasn't in Russia but in Scandinavia?
He did go to Russia then to what he called "world' roof"
and clearly called'em "Majuss" several time instead of "Rohss" (Majuss are non monolithic people) and HE WAS One of few if not the only foreigner to document and witness a Norse funeral, wrote a famous poem on Beowulf and even described valhalla in it.
I do agree, the wiki article is incomplete, you need to learn another language..perhaps Arabic..
I've started to watch this. Isn't very good. Haven't seen the black guy yet.
At least in Frozen they didn't put blakc people because, well, there's no reason to see black people in XIX Norway (same as there's no black people in Tangled). Still people bitched.
Galavant has a black guy, but the setting is comical and they have made jokes about it.
No it really is. There are no known recordings of blacks in the North in the 9th century.
They would have to learn a whole new language, be accepted, and probably convert.
People were extremely xenophobic back then.
>Did you know that according to BBC and the British taxpayers who support it, ninth century Sweden and Denmark had twenty-first century British actors in it?
you're supposed to suspend your disbelief you actual mongoloids. you are literally so autistic that a black person breaks your immersion but a fucking dragon doesn't
But Beowulf takes place before the Viking age and after the migration period, in a period were the Norse probably didn't travel all that much, certainly not to the west down to Africa.
This even Offa put runes on his coins so the PoC would accept it.
In the 6th century Byzantium was still controlling minor Asia and the Levant+Egypt.
Face it, the chance of a black person living in 6th century Götaland(where Beowulf was from) is practically non-existent.
I dunno, calling the sole black guy 'the white' seems like a pretty fitting ironic nickname to me.
Bonus: Heimdall is said to be the father of mankind. And what was the skin color of the first homo sapiens?
>foreign movies depicting denmark back in them days