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Great video! Very true. Though I feel the very old movies are somewhat excused. It’s still horrible to watch! But it was a completely different time back them, they didn’t know any better. Everything was very political incorrect. Just look at how horribly sexist the movies are too… Not the best of times. But whitewashing today: shouldn’t happen! We know better now. To knowingly whitewash is disgraceful.
to speak on behalf of all the nerds who didn't like Finn, it was because the empire was racist and shouldn't have had African decent soldiers (wait there is no Africa in star wars, now I'm confused and my head hearts, what do I call Finn!) Anyway the empire were xenophobic dicks and they shouldn't have had Finn in their ranks. Granted I don't think most of the people screaming on twitter put as much thought into this as me. ps, the least worst part of the fantastic four movie was the storms just being siblings, not twins, I really hate that movie and now I'm sad.
Avery M. McFarland
there was never a live action atla movie.
there was never a live action atla movie.
there was never a live action atla movie.
You should see the netflix death note move they made the genius kid prodigy light look like some one who would use the death note on him self but good job on making L black, I mean he is the whitest character in history to show that he is committed to his work so much he won't even step out from under a roof for a second and show either his identity or taking time from what he's doing making it even more intense that out of all his cases he has to come out only for this one. but ya...good job Netflix
The thing is...when the Hunger Games book was released, I actually pictured Rue as an African American, and when I saw the movie, I was completely fine with it. I loved seeing that come to life. I didn't know that Rue was supposed to be white. The more you know I guess...
I will NEVER get over the last Airbender movie. Never.
Well, technically speaking, there's nothing wrong with that. Last time I checked, America's still a mostly white people country, and it was built on white culture. What do you expect? The movies they make are of course mostly for white people. You wouldn't see a Chinese film with white people just because there's white residents in China as well. And as for those butt hurt black people, they don't care about racial diversity, they just want to be part of that white glamor. There's Asians and Latinos in America. Don't see black people defending their rights too. So just really think about this racial thing in the award. It will be racially diverse just because they have blacks? Either all, or none. If they didn't have blacks or other races, that could actually be understandable. But if they had whites and blacks ONLY, then there should be a problem.
Isn't Gerard Butler irish?
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Omg... So much bitching about fucking nothing.
Prince of Persia is whitewashing?! Persians
Iran literally means "land of Aryans", aka Hitler's fucking utopia.
edit: West Side Story?! SPANISH people aren't white now?!
Ok so the one problem with a black stormtrooper is that the empire is supposed to be racist as fuck. There shouldn’t be a black stormtrooper because it’s one less reason to hate the prototypical ‘bad’ thing.
I am fully agreeing with the points this clip is making, except for two issues:
Tom Cruise was NOT "The Last Samurai"!!! The last samurai was Katsumoto, played by Ken Watanabe!
The gentleman spy that the James Bond franchise is based on, had it's origin among the well to do aristocratic patriots of the English society, who could live a lavish lifestyle, travel international and could do it without funding by the government, as at those time, there was no money for spies. Staying with this tradition, 007 Bond, should remain white IMHO... however, they could easily introduce one of Bond's colleagues, a POC, as a 00 classified spy (wasn't there such a character before?) and creating a new franchise based on that...
Wong Tik Ki
I don't think it is a race issue. Those are Hollywood movies, produced by American studios, of course they are going to cast Americans.
But wait, aren't actors the social justice warriors that know more than anyone else?
"this guy is the last samurai? fuck you!"
They really needed the white hot star power of who ever the fuck this guy is!?
I bet a thousand years from now, the story of hip hop is going to start with Eminem smh #Whitepeople
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best example not mentioned: in harry potter lavender brown was originally black till she became ron loves interest they made her white
You forget iraqis played by blacks and indians is okey
this comment section is 50% triggered liberals and 50% non-liberals yelling at the liberals to shut the hell up
I hope the next bond is a awesome black actor.
1. Its unreasonable to demand that a character from ethnicity X be played by an actor of ethnicity X. Some ethnicities have less good actors available than others, and resources are not infinite to scour the world in search of actors. Nobody complains if a boy plays a girl in a school play or vice-versa.
2. The whole complaint is inherently racist anyways, since its implying the director should care for the color of the skin of actors rather than their skill and appropriateness for the role.
3. Racism does exist, but cultural discouragement and the natural course of economics are the only ways to end racism. Affirmative actions such as pressuring directors to pick actors based on their color just perpetuates the rift between the ethnicities by continually reminding everyone the're different.
4. Morgan Freeman opposes affirmative action, and you know he's right because he is Morgan Freeman.
But Egyptians were black and they built the pyramids!!
The biggest problem with the white washing phenomenon is that it's always excused with star power since it can sell box office tickets. While that may have some truth, not every film has well known actors to begin with. Plus, if you're constantly NOT looking for people to properly present an ethnicity, then no one of that ethnicity will get their big break and remain unknown. Thus, you have a continued cycle of a star power issue that is self made.
I've Never laughed so fucking hard. ROFL
The true story on which is based "the last samurai" does feature a white person siding along samurai in Japan. The only thing is that he was French, not American x)
Yea, I mean it shouldn't matter what the color of your skin is. The important thing is that directors pick the best people to tell someone's story. Oh wait, apparently people are just racist retards. Instead of telling a story as the focus it is someones race... It shouldn't matter if the actor is not the same race, it should be someone who can play the part well........
Ok, I hate white washing of non-white characters. I think it can ruin a movie, but people should get equally as mad when a non-white actor takes on a traditionally white role. The story is paramount. The Anne example doesn't really matter because as an adopted child, her race is irrelevant to the story, but the human torch is an established white character and the biological brother of a character being played by a white actress in the film. They just fucked with the story's logic for no reason. The same deal with the black storm trooper. Storm troopers are all suppose to be clones of the same person. What were they thinking changing the backstory without sufficient explanation. It fucks with the story.
I say we start a riot in Hollywood
How did Ian Flemming say Idris Elba is 'Too Street' ... he died in 1964 ... ten years before Elba was born. Smells like controversy stirring bullshit to me
Well, who would watch bunch of non whites movies ? Hollywood would go bankrupt.
Weasley is our king
Rue WAS black?!?!?
1:04 ok that's a bad example. Not all biracial look 50% on both sides. There are a lot of mixed people I've met who look white and a lot who look black even though they're not 100% white or black.
valid all around ... except for the last samurai which i'm pretty sure refers to katsumoto as being the last samurai, not algren.
Hey, The Last Samurai could be plural, in fact that is likely the intent. Tom Cruise was not "The Last Samurai" but the actual Samurai he fought along side in the movie were. He was just taken in by the culture. That said, the character he was based on was not American at all. Jules Brunet was French. That said the whitewashing really needs to stop, there's no need for it. Seriously does Hollywood really believe people wont want to see and interesting movie if they don't have the "Star Power" to draw in people? Hollywood - Games Industry. Both are going way too crazy with their budgets, and most of it is marketing isn't it? So sad so lame.
The impossible, based on the real story of a Spanish family that survived the Tsunami in Thailand, portrayed a white British family because the director felt a white family is more relatable to the audience. LOL
Whites, in AFRICA, in the DESERT?! Hollywood is a joke.
I don't think this is racist or anything but it does look a wee bit stupid more than anything if we're talking historical films with pretensions to being taken seriously.
Tom Cruise is actually playing an american in that movie, so it makes since. I agree with everything else.
Lazurus The Black
Last person to get away with black face....Robert Downey Jr, Tropic Thunder but he also play an Australlian playing a black man so its cool # Aliens Luv U
In all fairness, Johnny Depp can play absolutely anything, he's just that good.
where's Waldo bahaha
to be honest, in most film the ethnicity or sex of the actor doesn't matter. but how well the actor is acting is everything
This is the best piece you ever put out!
the last samurai is not white washed Nathan Algren is a real person u fought with samurai and gain samurai ranks
Anyone know what the music stating at 2:15 is?