15 Times Hollywood Was Guilty Of Whitewashing In The 21st Century

15 Times Hollywood Was Guilty Of Whitewashing In The 21st Century

White people continue to obtain lead roles as well as collaborate with top filmmakers, they have always been the 'greatest,' and the culture will be rigged in their favor.

The thing is, Hollywood bending over backwards to have white people play other races, instead of you know--just casting an actor of that race or culture--is a tale as old time.

When you hear that John Wayne played Mongolian Chief Genghis Khan in 1956 or Yul Brynner played the King of Siam in 1951, you think to yourself, "Yeah, but it was the 1950s, and that's just how it was back then." The problem is far from over.  Don't believe us? We were shocked too, but despite all the popular outrage the problem continues today.

Do we have even have to bring up Ghost in the Shell? Come on man!

Scope these 15 wild and egregious incidents of whitewashing that have occurred between 2005 and 2017.

THE LONE BE RANGER CRACKED.COM Beloved Indigenous actor, Jay Silverheels popularized Tonto in TV's The Lone Ranger from 1949-1957. So they got it right in the 40s, but the 2013 Disney movie cast Johnny Depp (who claimed to be part Cherokee) as Tonto, in what Native Americans everywhere saw as brazen whitewashing.

Source: zimbio

DRAGONBALL: BE EVOLUTION CRACKED.COM Anime as a whole has acquainted hordes of Western audiences with Japanese culture, and Goku of Dragon Ball Z is one of the most popular. In 2009's Dragonball: Evolution, 20th Century Fox upset fans worldwide by casting white, Canadian actor Justin Chatwin.

Source: zimbio

THE LAST AIRBENDER CRACKED.COM In 2010, fans were outraged when M. Night Shyamalan cast Noah Ringer as Aang (an air nomad, modeled after Tibetan Buddhist culture), and Nicola Peltz as Katara (of the water tribe, modeled after Inuit peoples), even though the Nickelodeon series garnered acclaim for representing eastern asian art, culture and mythology.

Source: offscreen

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