'Justice pricing' at movie theater: $15 for white males, $10 for everyone else
A Canadian comedian will premiere a movie in British Columbia and has decided to charge white males $15 for admission while everyone else will pay $10.
He calls it "justice pricing" and, despite an outcry against the policy, has plans to go ahead with it.
Shiraz Higgins said Wednesday he has received death threats at an email account he created with the false name Sid Mohammed and admitted he used the pseudonym in an interview with The Canadian Press a day earlier.
"I've been wanting to have a layer of safety between me and angry citizens in order to keep the tension from being completely locked in on me," he said, adding he feels "silly" for using a false name.
"I feel bad that it's clearly made some people upset and that it has undermined the overall message that we're sending out here," said Higgins, who is also the director of "Building the Room."
"It's clearly become very heated," he said of the response, adding the policy was not about "retribution or putting white men in their place or something like."
However, Higgins, 27, said organizers of the premiere are sticking to their justice-pricing model to charge white males $15, while others pay $10 based on the purchasing power of individual groups and "price discrimination."
The 70-minute documentary-style movie is a behind-the-scenes look at comedians putting on a stand-up show, he said.
"This is not a publicity stunt," he said, adding organizers are "pushing forward because we believe it is an important piece of overall conversation that is happening in society right now."
Higgins said while there has been criticism, he has also heard from women who said they pay more than men for goods and services, including hair cuts and hygienic and cosmetic products.
Organizers are considering "adaptations" to better reflect the reality of prices, but couldn't say if they would be changed, he said.
The Blue Bridge Theatre Society, owner of the 225-seat Roxy Theatre where the premiere is scheduled for Sept. 28, said Wednesday the venue was rented and the event was organized by the group showing the movie.
Tickets would not be sold through the Blue Bridge box office system and neither ticket prices nor policies governing them have been established by the society, general manager Rebekah Johnson said in an email.
The injustice of "social justice" has never been more apparent. Ask your average SJW to define "social justice," and you'll get a dozen or more different replies.
Except for one, common thread: stick it to the white man.
How this constitutes a reasonable notion of "social justice" is beyond me. Shouldn't social justice be for everyone? Isn't that inherent in the idea of a truly equal and tolerant society?
But social justice is not about equality and tolerance. It is about payback against real and imagined slights by white males through history. They must be made to suffer as those they "oppressed" suffered.
Society is far more nuanced and complex than the SJWs believe. If it were just a matter of making white males responsible for all the evils in the world, making society more "just" would be a snap. Anyone above the sixth grade who has studied history knows that things are more complicated than that. Twisting the facts of what happened in the past in order to cram them into a warped template of the present will not lead to "social justice."
It will lead to a guillotine and firing squads for the perceived enemies of "justice."