Never Apologize

Never Apologize

Why was In the Heights #canceled?

Oh, there is the official reason but that has nothing to do with why it got put on blast by all the major media outlets within twenty-four hours.  It wasn’t the real reason the film had its box office burned to the ground and its creator was forced to make a groveling apology.

The Dark Herald will fill you on that a little later.

First the background.  In the Heights, was a 2008 Broadway musical by Lin-Manuel Miranda. The basic plot is that Washington Heights, New York City is poor Dominican neighborhood and it’s hot that summer.  The corner grocery store owner is the sort-of narrator. There is a whole bunch of concurrent stories going on, the Dominicans (with a few Cubans thrown in) all have poor city people problems.

There are Woke side issues all the DREAMers are being stolen from their beds by Orange Man Bad.  And the hot chick Nina is enduring identity problems because she is w-a-a-a-y super smart and ambitious, but she is going to STANFORD, and her Papi is being crushed by her tuition and she knows it.

Side rant:  Look Nina, you dumb bitch, either you are nowhere near as smart as you think you are, or you aren’t even looking for a scholarship.  I’ll tell you for nothing you could have landed an ROTC full ride by just filling out the application.  You would be everyone’s purse puppy hire.  Pretending she has to pay tuition is bullshit.  Woke bullshit and there is plenty more of that in this movie.  Pretending she endures racism at an Ivy is the embodiment of such lazy writing that Miranda had have been sound asleep when he wrote it.

A black out happens (doesn’t seem to have been historical), people sing and dance a lot more.

The basic story is some stuff happens about a poor but nice Dominican Neighborhood.  The cast is all Latino.   And rich white New Yorkers were deeply moved by seeing this play about people in their city who couldn’t possibly afford to see this play.

In the Heights was optioned by Warner Media and began shooting at the exact same time that Stephen Spielberg began shooting his version of West Side Story, (stick a gigantic pin in that one).  

Miranda went on to have a much bigger success with Hamilton. When the cast broke character to lecture Mike Pence (the speech was allegedly written by Miranda) he became a hero to the Baizous or to be more accurate, a pet.  Disney scooped up Lin-Manuel, he wrote the some decent songs for Moana and some silly ones for the sequel to Mary Poppins, plus the music score for… Lego Star Wars? Seriously?!?!

Anyway, In the Heights just launched this weekend.  During what was supposed to be a routine promotional interview the Director, Jon Chu was suddenly being roasted by some sow for not having enough Black Latinos in this movie.  Vox (the crap one), NY Times, The Independent, the WaPo and the rest of the Woketard media was on the attack over this horrifying issue of “Colorism” that no one had cared about before last week.  Lin-Manuel Miranda finally apologized for this hideous malfeasance on his part.

That is the official story.

Here is the unofficial story.

Lin-Manuel Miranda was just a pet to the people who run Hollywood and have for generations since its founding. A favored pet to be certain, a fashionable pet no doubt, but a pet none the less.  He is not one of them, but Stephen Spielberg is.

I’ve seen commissioned hit pieces before and there is zero doubt in my mind that is what happened to him. The media was in lockstep within a day, that doesn’t happen unless calls have been made and orders have been issued in advance.

Miranda thought he’d be allowed to compete with Spielberg for the same audience. And let’s face it theatrical market for Latino musicals wasn’t a big one to begin with, in the (not-quite) post Covid market there was only enough air in the room for one musical to survive.  West Side Story was the designated money maker because its director is hooked in to the Hollywood network big time.  So, In the Heights was torpedoed. And the pet was taught that his place was beneath the table begging for scraps.

Never apologize.  

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Comments (6)

  • furor kek tonicus Reply

    He is not one of them, but Stephen Spielberg is.
    a pedophile?

    June 22, 2021 at 1:38 am
  • Chris Lopes Reply

    It does sound like a manufactured controversy. The movie obviously took time to produce, so if it were a real issue with casting, it would have surfaced long before now. Even by woke standards, it seems kind of petty.

    June 22, 2021 at 1:39 am
    • furor kek tonicus Reply

      says the man who’s never had a brown paper bag held up next to his face.

      June 22, 2021 at 4:00 am
  • SirFalterBrawley Reply

    I had been seeing an ad for weeks with a bunch of celebrities praising the movie over zoom calls in the most unnatural way possible. Then this shit goes down and that ad just disappears. It’s all a joke.

    June 22, 2021 at 6:12 pm
  • Talos Valcoran Reply

    Every time a musical fails, my day gets a little bit brighter.

    June 23, 2021 at 9:24 am
  • Grames Barnaby Reply

    Here’s a simpler take. The ahem “Promethians” not only treated Lin-Manuel Miranda as a pet, but as it’s been pointed out in the many times in the past they only pull up minorities that bend their knees backwards so hard that they break on the carpet. For example if you’re a black man with a legit spine like a Young Rippa or Dwayme McDuffie, or Prince you want to run your own damn shop and do your own thing and get paid to your estate for your hard work. But today’s Hollyweird DOES NOT WANT MINORITIES WITH SPINES.

    What’s interesting is how Miranda’s story is kinda the opposite of Roberto Rodriguez he too is a “Latino” but he’s a guy who despite his cheeseball films he’s always been trying to push at least for being a one man band and doing guerilla film making on tight budgets, and he tries to always run his own shop. But alas Miranda didn’t want to take up the job of owning his own shop and he took the ticket, but didn’t win the factory.

    June 27, 2021 at 5:29 pm

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