Kathia Woods has been criticized for saying that “Avatar: The Way of Water” by James Cameron uses Native American culture without permission. The entertainment journalist said that Avatar 2 is racist because the actors dress up and white people “cosplay” as people of color. But she is being teased, and people on Twitter call her a “woke drone.”
Who is Kathie Woods?
Kathia Woods went to Temple University and got her degree there. She is a freelance journalist who writes about entertainment and reviews movies. You’ve probably heard of the podcast, CupofSoul Show. Kathia is in charge of the podcast, which is available on several streaming services. It is mostly about talking about pop culture, focusing on “minority creative in film and TV.”
During her career, Kathia has written for NBC News, Remezcla, Buzzfeed, the Emmys, and The Philadelphia Tribune. She has also become known for her contributions to events like The Philadelphia Film Festival, Montclair Film Festival, Sundance, and Tribeca.
What’s all the fuss about Avatar 2?
Kathia’s latest tweet about Avatar 2 has gotten a lot of attention and, of course, some criticism, which is why she locked her Twitter profile. Kathia tweeted on Monday (Dec. 19), accusing James Cameron of stealing from other cultures:
After Kathia made her profile private, many Twitter users started making fun of her by calling her tweets “woke” and saying she didn’t get the point. For example, I did not notice that Black actors like Bailey Bass, Cliff Curtis, Zoe Saldana, and Laz Alonso play some of the characters in the movie.
One person told her she was wrong by tweeting, “@kathia woods is 100% right! To play aliens, we need actual aliens. No humans taking over other cultures,” and someone else wrote: “@kathia woods seriously? Come on, you have to know this is crazy, right? It’s a sci-fi movie. We know where it came from, but it doesn’t show them. These are supposed to be blue aliens, nothing else.”
“Really?” read another tweet. @kathia woods is upset that a made-up society of BLUE people who fly on the backs of made-up animals in a made-up world is now considered culturally insensitive!!! Wow! No matter what side you’re on, this is sad about being human. I think it’s worse if you’re blue and not cast in your own culture.”
One user even called Kathia a “woke drone,” and another tweeted, “At some point, we need to talk about how wokeness and people like Kathia Woods are ruining the entertainment industry with opinions like this.” People are so angry that they can’t even enjoy a fantasy movie and learn from it. Americans and their crazy politics about race are making the rest of the world sick.”
The long-awaited sequel to Cameron’s 2009 movie “Avatar,” “Avatar: The Way of Water,” will come out on Dec. 16, 2022. “Avatar” was the highest-grossing movie ever, with more than $2.8 billion in ticket sales worldwide. “Avatar 2” may not have the same magic.
Day 5 of Avatar: The Way of Water’s box office earnings
The sequel to James Cameron’s hugely popular 2009 movie Avatar, Avatar: The Way of Water, is getting much attention in India and worldwide. The movie got off to a great start at the box office in India and is still doing well, even on weekdays. Even though the film has yet to make as much money as it did on its first day (Rs. 41 crores), it has made less money overall. Despite that, it still makes more money than many of the biggest Bollywood movies of 2022.
After bringing in Rs 18 crore on its first Monday, the movie was still doing well on Tuesday. Koimoi.com said it made between 14 and 16 crore rupees on its second weekday. One of the reasons why the movie’s box office earnings went down is that weekday tickets are cheaper than weekend tickets. The science-fiction epic is expected to pick up speed again on its second weekend and earn Rs 200 crore after a week in theatres.
Avatar: The Way of Water cost about $400 million, and it remains to be seen if it can break box office records like its predecessor. With a total of $2.9 billion worldwide, Avatar is the highest-grossing movie of all time. Right now, everyone is praising Avatar 2. Critics have praised the movie’s visual effects, and Rotten Tomatoes has a 94 percent audience score and a 78 percent favorable rating from critics.
The movie made about Rs 160 to Rs 162 crore in its first five days, which is more than a lot of Bollywood movies did this year. Ram Setu made Rs 71.87 cr in his lifetime, Vikram Vedha Rs 78.66 cr, Laal Singh Chaddha Rs 58.73 cr, and Shamshera Rs 42.48 cr. Soon, Avatar 2 will make more money than Drishyam 2 (Rs 221.35 crore). The only movie on the same level as Avatar 2 is Brahmastra, starring Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt, which made Rs 168.75 crore in its first week. Also Read – The first posters for Magic Mike’s Last Dance are out – Viralstimes