whitewashing Archives

Urban Myths: Joseph Fiennes Admits “Mistake” Playing Michael Jackson
As if the singer wasn't controversial enough given his past legal issues, Fiennes's casting as Jackson, who's African American, created a whitewashing backlash as the actor donned a prosthetic nose to play the role. LOS ANGELES – JAN 06: Joseph Fiennes arrives for the BAFTA Tea Los Angeles on January 06, 2018, in Beverly Hills, CA[...]
Who knows how John Wick or The Matrix turn out without the influence of Woo and Yuen Woo-Ping? Even one of the most respected filmmakers in American history Martin Scorcese owes his Best Director Oscar honors he won for The Departed (2007) to Andrew Lau and Alan Mak's Korean-based Infernal Affairs (2002) films. Problems Still Faced[...]
Yeah, I'd probably want to take it a bit back more towards the books." Whitewashing has been a hot topic in Hollywood lately, and ultimately contributed to the box office bombing of Ghost in the Shell starring Scarlett Johansson Waititi doesn't plan to make the same mistake (if he directs the movie, of course, which he's[...]
ed skrein
Casting Skrein, a British actor of Jewish Austrian and English descent, in the role of a Japanese-American character, prompted complaints of whitewashing, as we've seen with several high-profile projects in recent memory. However, Skrein took an unusual approach to dealing with the criticism: he agreed with it and resigned from the film, using the opportunity to[...]
ed skrein
There have been plenty of actors who turned down roles they felt they weren't suited for. — 🏳️‍🌈 Betty Oop 🏳️‍🌈 (@AbbieHollowDays) August 22, 2017 Some recalled recent past incidents of whitewashing in Hollywood: I apologize for the typos, I have moderate to severe dyslexia. — GK Austin (@GK_Austin) August 22, 2017 Comic book writer, former Comics Alliance Editor-in-Chief, and[...]
Great Wall Star Matt Damon Whitesplains Whitewashing
Since the very first poster for The Great Wall starring Matt Damon was first released, the film has been criticized as yet another example of "whitewashing," the process of casting white actors in non-white roles Other recent examples of the practice include Marvel casting Tilda Swinton as The Ancient One in Doctor Strange, though some reports claimed that[...]