Whitewashing: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

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With the academy awards coming up, Last Week Tonight asks: Hollywood whitewashing...how is this still a thing?

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StanWeiner
Next episode: 'Blackwashing'- 'How is this a thing'?
Foreign Film Fanatic
My favorite part: press 7
Widdekuu91
I think there should be more black roles, but not for the original white people.
I understand why people were upset about Annie and why they are upset about Hermione being portrayed as black.
Both were clearly white in the books, J.K. denied it, but it was written twíce and if you are dedicated to a character, you want them to be similair.
Cosplayers as Black Hermione, no problemo. But an official theathreplay or movies...that changes things.

Just go and make a few extra movies with black and white people.
Preferably one in which both are equal, maybe the black person is even the main character and the white person is the sidekick. One in which the black person doesn't die first, the black person doesn't change into a frog for 3/4th of the movie and the whites aren't áll arrogant, lazy, fat and/or dumb pink-wearing stupid idiots.
my profile pic is a close up of my penis
last samurai was about a hipster coming to a community and all the samurai were like this lame we're done
Caity Wylie
How the fuck is Idris Elba "street"? He's one of the classiest actors out there
Ixeeyl Prieml
Why is everybody mad at the ghost in the shell shit? Anime characters NEVER looked Asian, they're legitimately 100% white looking.
Ixeeyl Prieml
What about black washing? Thats happening alot now.
Coda Mission
Tom Cruise wasn't the last samurai. Ken Watanabe was. How do people still not realize this?
Rocy Riz
They're actors u idiots! geezes. race doesn't matter, if they can play the role, they'll get the role!!
John R
White guilt is so cringey it makes me want to eat John Olivers spectacles.
João Nunes
actually he represents a westerner Nathan Algren...a ficcional caracter , but inspired in Jules Brunet...
berk tolunoğlu
Gerard Butler played Attila the Hun, Leonidas the Spartan, eygiptian God Hades. And he is Scottish. I think he played almost Every race
Större YouTube Notifications
As a Philiphino I actually support white people playing asians. It's fucking hilarious!
Ricky Cross
Tom Cruise was not the last Samurai in the Last Samurai though
NoSoMuSk
And now all praise Quentin Tarantino!
Levon Gevorgyan
Oh piss off. How about casting a black man as the whitest god in the world, and Asians as the Vanir? What about casting a Guatemalan as an ARMENIAN? (Not that oscar Isaacs did a bad job, but you get it). Hypocrisy, thy name is Last Week Tonight.
SpinoGuy Productions
psst. Tom Cruise isn't the last Samurai. Kasumoto is. Research is nice, you know.
Raviolio Spaghetti
I get the rest of them but it explains why the main character of The Last Samurai is white in the movie.
connorthellama4
Why were they upset with Rue? She was black in the book!
Arnold
Every TV Commercial has a White, Black and Asian character. Brown people (Indian, Arab, Mexicans, etc) have it worst.
KingofUSA85
How about hollwood worries more about filling roles than meeting 'quotas'?
Lansuel Martinez Rocha
Finally someone said it! hahahahaha lol
MrAmazingSOS
bro seriously I'm biracial and I'm sick of people bitchin cause they cant act then say the white man fucked them over that never stopped Morgan Sidney Will or Denzel so if black people can win its not racist and if thats the case then the NBA is racist as fuck with black people being the majority of the all stars on the all star team
Unpopular Opinion Guy
Persians and Egiptians were white, just more tanned. And in Avatar (An Unitedstatesian cartoon) they are not even from earth, so it doesnt matter what is their race.
What you seem to forget is that white people made this films, the vast majority of people in white countries are white, its normal for the actors to be white.

What about in Thor where you had a Black and an Asian character portraying Nordic gods? Nobody complained about blackstaining, and that was just unnaceptable.
And the issue about the Stormtrooper being black is because the empire was supossed to be a fascist regime, and they don't tend to be much multiculturally "enriched".

Whitewashing might have been a thinginthe past, but not today.
alliwanttosay11
The very idea of "The Walking Dead" porn parody comes across as far creepier than the original.
max peters
That's why they are actors... they act, they are not really the person they play.
I know right, #mindblown
Daniel Nemesio
Persians were caucasian
MightyLeviathan
You have to divide between two things. Firstly, it is indeed not fair if black people dont get a role because they are black. That argument is not deniable.

But it is also absolutely stupid to demand black people to play black roles and asian ppl to play asian roles. I mean, the best actor should get the job and if he is way better than its competitors, his color of skin should be set aside (if it still fits in a way with the script and shit).

Never did anyone rage because the aliens in science fiction movies were not played by actual aliens.
NJSM1995
To the aegypt thing. From Alexander the great till the islamic expansion, the upper class and the citizens in citys were hellenic (today greeks). So I don't see there a problem, because the hellenic agypt existed for nearly 1000 years.
Homeschool
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robert postman
I think getting actors of a different race to play established characters is ridiculous, but you cannot definitively attribute the lack of Oscar nominated pictures starring black people to racism. This is due to the fact that which movie is liked by a particular member of the academy is subjective and could be due To any number of reasons.
George McG.
But the character Tom Cruise plays is supposed to be white.
Tanvi Kejriwal
3:48 Too street ??? 😂😂😂😂
EgoFriendly
We. Don't. Discuss. The Last Airbender: The Movie. OK?! IT DIDN'T. FUCKING. HAPPEN.
Eos
Justice for Avatar
Benjamin Agaoglu
So are there people in India that get offended by how many Indians there are in their movies? Would it make sense to go to say Japan and complain how the majority of people in the media are Japanese? Seriously how come in almost every part of the world it's normal for people from their own homeland to be in media yet here it's some sort of problem? It seems to be a sociological anomaly for sure.
Condemnedya
Ridley Scott said WHAT!?!?!

shame, i was going to go support Alien Covenant in theaters too. Guess i'll support over my white friends house for free. bootleg style XD
lollypopsmum
Aren't Persians Caucasian though?
Spartan0941
You can tell they delete comments.
Spartan0941
Jake jilinhal looked like the main character in the video game. In avatar the white villains where made brown which was weird. Too and shut up! Tom cruise was portraying and historically white person.
Blake Thomas
Tom cruise played a former US Army Captain in Last Samurai of course he was white. In the story it's based on he would have bean a French Army Captain.
Aiko Way
how dare they whitewash my O-lan
August Smith
positive discrimination is still discrimination, whatever you say
Lena Thepeasent
Hi. Half Asian here. Just wanted to let Hollywood know that we exist. We're not some magic fairy tale. I'm not volunteering for anything of yours, I can't act for shit, but we exist. Just wanted to let you know.
hatihatikawan
"murriKKKAn are racist? what else is new
Leah Rogers
PEOPLE SRE MAD RUE IS/WAS BLACK IN THE MOVIE RUE WAS WRITTEN AS A BLACK CHARACTER.
The Emerald V
I'm not disagreeing with this video, but Christian Bale was a jewish guy in Exodus
Yayo.chan
I dont really think whitewashing is as intentional as people believe it to be. It just so happens that Hollywood is in america and its full of white people. Japan is making a live action adaptation of full metal alchemist and people are mad that the actors arent europeans. Can they help it when japan is full of japanese people?

If people wanted actors that are the same race as the role they're playing, they need to start encouraging other countries to start making more movies.
Johnny Leou
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