- Nov 30, 2004
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- Pittsburgh, PA
I found this article in my News Feed and was blown away at how stupid it is, anyone else see it? I'm actually ashamed that I gave the article the time of day to even look at it.
The Lord of the Rings series has been branded 'racist' by a science fiction writer who claims orcs are discriminated against and written as inferior.
American author Andy Duncan said British author JRR Tolkien depicted evil creatures such as orcs as 'worse than others' and said this had 'dire consequences for society'.
The criticism comes despite Tolkien being known as a fierce critic of racism, particularly the Nazi Germany regime in the 1930s and 40s.