There are many more examples, if you're not buying the Ghost In The Shell / BoJack comparison. Criticism of whitewashing from white critics and fans is almost directly proportional to how much we care about the movie to begin with, while criticism from minorities is only acknowledged if we weren't planning to buy a ticket -- otherwise it gets drowned out by the sounds of us shoveling popcorn into our mouths. I couldn't tell you the plot of Aloha if you held a gun to my head, but I do know that it was ripped for casting Emma Stone as a character of mixed white, Chinese, and Hawaiian descent, and for making Hawaii look as white as a snowed-in Cracker Barrel. The Daily Beast wrote a story called "WHAT WERE THEY THINKING?! The Unbearable Whiteness of Cameron Crowe's 'Aloha': A Hawaii-Set Film Starring Asian Emma Stone."
But a few months after Aloha flopped, they wrote multiple flattering articles about The Martian, including an interview wherein they gently lobbed softballs at director Ridley Scott. The Martian, as the Media Action Network for Asian-Americans and almost no one else bothered pointing out, took a Korean-American character from the book and recast her as a white woman, while the Indian Dr. Venkat Kapoor was recast as the black "Vincent," presumably because the idea of a mission to Mars involving someone named Venkat was deemed just too unbelievable. Aloha is at 19 percent on Rotten Tomatoes and made $26.3 million, while The Martian is sitting on 91 percent and a cool $630 million. Aloha was easy to complain about because it was garbage that no one wanted to see anyway, whereas positive word of mouth made everyone in the country want to witness Matt Damon get rescued. Again.
Don't worry, though, because Scott got the criticism he deserved for Exodus: Gods And Kings, in which he cast Christian Bale as Moses and John Turturro and Joel Edgerton as Egyptian royalty, since nothing says Ancient Egypt like lily-white men and an Australian accent. Gods Of Egypt was also slammed for making Egypt look like Utah. Those movies are at 27 percent and 15 percent "fresh," respectively, and even though you just read their names, you've already gone back to forgetting that they exist. Mashable's review of Exodus, which was dedicated almost entirely to the controversy, declared that "The whitewashed cast of 'Exodus' is irresponsible -- and its own demise." Mashable's review of The Martian calls it "stellar," and doesn't mention the casting changes at all. So go ahead and whitewash as much as you want, Ridley -- just make sure the end result is entertaining.