sconstant December 6, 2018 Share December 6, 2018 9 hours ago, funky-rat said: Exactly. This market is in Lemoyne, which is a small boro across the river from Harrisburg. Interracial couples are NOT unusual here, but seeing someone being followed around by a film crew IS unusual here. I'm not saying there is no racism here, because there is (there is everywhere, sadly), but I think Ashley over-reacted in this case. We were in Camp Hill this weekend - not too much different than Mechanicsburg, and right next door to it - and there were interracial couples and kids of all colors and creeds and abilities playing together - no one batted an eye. But if a film crew had been interjected, everyone would have stopped and stared. I agree that people being filmed who we saw, blurred out, swivel-headed were staring because of the film crew. But: I kind of assume that the producers and the couple, through discussions and whatever, have come up with some possible points of drama, and in those discussions it came up that Jay and Ashley feel like (or were worried that) the area is not that accepting of the interracial nature of their relationship, and so the producers in their quest for usable footage towards this say "ok, let's go to the market, and while we're there we can discuss that when you take a trip like this you feel like people are staring." It could be true for her neighborhood or people she knows and not for this market where they got filming permissions, but I feel Jay/Ashley weren't saying "here in this trip to this market with pickles we are finding that people are staring" but rather "this is something that happens to us." And I am not ready to say that they're wrong, just because this illustration is super skewed by their assembled crew. 1 Link to comment
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