Nikki Finke, in the most idiotic way possible, reports Nelson Mandela’s death.

5 Dec

130625122348-mandela-carousel-use-only-horizontal-galleryFollowing the death of Nelson Mandela, one of the prominent figures in the struggle against racial oppression and the sickening clutches of apartheid, Nikki Finke, former Dateline Editor and current Ignorant Hollywood Blogger, took to Twitter to express her sadness over the death of someone she saw in a movie.

The tweet reads “R.I.P. Nelson Mandela, subject of Weinstein Co’s Idris Elba-starrer ‘Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom’ which opened Nov 29 and has awards buzz.” Of course, this is an entirely reasonable reaction to the death because, you know, decades in prison isn’t nearly as exciting as special effects, and a lifelong advocacy of human rights shouldn’t garner a shiny gold statue paid for by rich old white guys staring at movie screens all day.

But hey! She also later tweeted out a rebuttal to all the people–gah, those smart, respectful people…damn them!–who were ragging on her over the tweet: “I write about the entertainment biz. And that movie is a wonderful tribute to Nelson Mandela since it’s based on his autobiography.” I suppose you could chalk it up to blatant Hollywood blogger ignorance, but…you know what? Let’s do that; she wasn’t even correct about the quality of the movie.

Anyway, we all know now how she would’ve covered the myriad deaths we’ve had: RIP John F. Kennedy, subject of “JFK”, a really long movie that smartly utilized his initials in its title. RIP Adolf Hitler, antagonist of “Schindler’s List”, which had tremendous awards buzz. New York, city plagued by pollution and an overabundance of pizza parlors, and most recently seen in Broadway commercials, was just devastated by terrorist attacks. RIP Nikki Finke, person who liked seeing Nelson Mandela on her theater movie screen.

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