Daily Archives: April 20, 2016

Whitewashing-Again

Hollywood has a problem.

They think it is 1966 and not 2016.

The latest controversy is the film adaptation of the comic book the Ghost In The Shell.

The problem is that instead of casting an Asian actress in the lead role, Scarlett Johansson was cast as Kusanagi.

Not that there is nothing wrong with Scarlett Johansson, and I’m not a casting director, but there are plenty of Asian actresses who I’m sure would have been just as good in the role.

Wake up, Hollywood. We are not in 1966 anymore. Actors of colors can not only play roles where the character is not Caucasian (shocking, I know), but they can play roles where the race of the character might have been Caucasian.

This white washing has to end.

Ghost In The Shell will be hitting in theaters in 2017. 

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