Really. Was This Necessary?

Dear China,

I am not impressed. 南天一柱 was a perfectly good name and it was pretty; “Hallelujah Mountain” is just a kind of cultural appropriation that is not out of sync with all the other appropriations going on in that movie.

And then, of course, I feel bad, because who am I to prevent someone who may be desperately poor benefitting from the little extra cash that this might bring in?

Though I have my doubts as to whether that’s what the tourist officials were really thinking…

In less than ten years’ time, Avatar will be largely forgotten, remembered, perhaps, as the first 3D movie of what has now become the norm.

I only hope you’ll change the name right back.



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