For example, Brett Chapman, a Native American civil right attorney says that the film is, “a White saviour story at its core and James Cameron said the Lakota should have “fought harder” with the foresight that their descendants would all be suicidal. I won’t be seeing the new one. It does nothing for Native Americans but suck oxygen for itself at our expense.”
Avatar was a White savior story at its core and James Cameron said the Lakota should have “fought harder” with the… https://t.co/zOtzyEcZ85
— Brett Chapman (@brettachapman) 1671242081000
Several more Native American influencers have called for a total boycott of Avatar: The Way of Water with very strong words about the nature of its plot and storyline. A native American influencer Yue tweeted, “Join Natives and other Indigenous groups around the world in boycotting this horrible and racist film. Our cultures were appropriated in a harmful manner so as to satisfy some white man’s saviour complex.”
Do NOT watch Avatar: The Way of WaterJoin Natives & other Indigenous groups around the world in boycotting this h… https://t.co/6uJHun2O3S
— Asdzáá Tłʼéé honaaʼéí(She/Her) (@asdza_tlehonaei) 1671394640000
Controversial interviews of James Cameron have also been dug out and investigated where Cameron reportedly reveals that he spent lots of time with Amazon tribes in an effort to understand more about the history of the indigenous people of North America, which he had termed as a “dead-end society.”
All of these do not bode well for Avatar: The Way of Water and let’s hope that the film can get over these initial hiccups.