Skip to comments.They Cast Whom?! Actor Choices To Offend Every Racial Sensibility
Posted on 03/23/2014 3:51:25 PM PDT by nickcarrawayEdited on 03/23/2014 5:50:57 PM PDT by Sidebar Moderator. [history]
As for Mara's ethnicity? She's not Native American. Folks are passing around an online petition that asks Warner Bros. to "stop casting white actors to play people of color."
2. If you're particularly ticked off when a white character is played by a person of color, then you're probably not pleased that Michael B. Jordan (Friday Night Lights, The Wire, Fruitvale Station), who is black, was cast as the Human Torch in Fantastic Four. Human Torch is a superhero who, as his name hints, can engulf his body in flames, control nearby fires and fly. When he's not on fire (though he usually is), the comics show that he's a blonde, white guy named Johnny Storm. (There was an android Human Torch once. To the extent that androids have ethnic identities, the android's was probably Anglo-Saxon.) If casting a black actor to play a white superhero irks you, this probably will, too.
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I’m offended that there aren’t more black people depicted on all the crime shows......seems 99% of the crime committed is done by some white guy....that’s just not fair to the black actors.....:)
“Folks have strong opinions about how the race of actors should or shouldn’t relate to the characters they play”
Seriously. Who cares?
There are more important things to get upset over like a traitor in the WH who is trying to destroy your nation when half the people in your country are willing to let him do it in the name of being color blind
No mention of the awful casting in The Lone Ranger, in which not only did they cast Johnny Depp as Tonto, but then he foolishly asked some Indians what he should look like to be “authentic”. And they, with considerable wit, told him to look like a jackass with a crow on his head.
They need to go to “Black Acting School”
By the way. THIS Tiger Lily (and the dance number) are absolutely adorable!
>> who is black, was cast as the Human Torch in Fantastic Four. Human Torch is a superhero who, as his name hints, can engulf his body in flames, control nearby fires and fly. When he’s not on fire (though he usually is), the comics show that he’s a blonde, white guy named Johnny Storm.
So, if Johnny Storm is black, will Susan Storm (his sister aka The Invisble Girl and Reed Richards’ wife) also be black?
Will that cause a backlash in the afercan-mercan commoonty by having a female black superhero whose superpower is becoming invisible (a’la “Invisible Man” by Ralph Ellison)?
Is this a well-crafted racist dog whistle??
Look at all the things to get “mad” about!
Just like the leftist totalitarian Fascist takeover isn’t happening.
Does that mean that the "Invisible Girl" is also going to be black and that Mr. Fantastic's wife is gonna be black?
Because she was the Human Torch's sister.
Stupid Politically Correct retro-fit historical revisionism.
Well we could go back to discussing what the news channels are covering (a missing Malaysian airliner or Obama’s college basketball picks).
The ivory tower isn’t going to let The Golden Child’s failures of this nation come to public discussion.
Why do we not demand affirmative action in films
Just the walk isn’t enough. You have to have the right clothes.
The race hustlers do. But they get their hush money to go away rather than protesting the entertainment industry.
And we also want to know - How much for one rib?
“And in the never-ending ‘What Did Jesus Look Like’ battle...a Portuguese Catholic actor has been cast as Jesus in Son Of God...”
Well, that’s just silly. Everyone knows Jesus looks exactly like Jim Caviezel!
And is the author of this piece REALLY named, ‘Kat Chow?’ Morris the Cat had BETTER play her in the movie version!
Will the leftist race-baiting never end? Probably not. It seems to be quite lucrative, as in ‘Filthy Lucre.’ (Titus 1:11)
I’m ticked off that Vulcans on Star Trek aren’t played by real Vulcans.
Kat Chow? But her boyfriend calls her Tender Vittles.
I saw a production of Der Fliegende Holländer at the Bayreuth Festspielhaus I think in 1990... if I recall correctly Senta was played by a large black woman... the production was rather “avant garde” with very odd sets... I distinctly recall the crowd booing and hissing. Tough crowd.
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Courtney Cox and David Schwimmer, brother and sister. (Friends)
Elizabeth McGovern and Paul Giamatti, brother and sister. (Downton Abbey)
Sabrina Le Beauf, the oldest Huxtable daughter. (The Cosby Show)
Jon Voight and Nicolas Cage, father and son. (National Treasure)
Don’t forget Mickey Rooney as the Japanese guy upstairs in Breakfast at Tiffanys!
If they wanted a name actress they didn't really have a "Native American" option.
No mention of why Kahn in the last Star Trek movie was played by a pale Englishman, purportedly so a darker skinned actor wouldn't have to play the villain.
An excellent performance — in an absolutely wonderful motion picture.
I always think these things are funny. I don’t care what color they are, are they any good? People need to stop counting color, it’s the fast way to sound like a retard.
Worst casting choices in Hollywood history had nothing to do with race and ethnicity. Some actors just plain suck at certain roles. Redford sucked as Gatsby and Cruise sucked as LeStat.
Yeah, America’s swirling down the drain and this is important?
Perhaps white men should be upset because Peter Pan is almost always played by an actress.
They are actors. They pretend to be someone they are not.
So what is the problem?
But you gotta admit, John Wayne was brilliant as Genghis Khan.
Well, pretty good.
OK, he sucked.
Didn’t research show that 33% or more people in the U.S. were descendants of Genghis Khan. (Or Jingin Khan, if you are John Kerry)
As one who grew up with BLUE EYED Indians in the 50s, who cares. They are ACTING. If Jeffrey Hunter could make me believe he was Guy Gabaldon or John Wayne as Genghis Khan for God’s sake, then today’s Hollywood can have Samuel L. Jackson play Stonewall Jackson. If he can pull it off, more power to him. Just make sure the beard and quotes are correct, that’s all I ask.
Seeing that Johnny Storm is Sue Storm’s younger brother, are the film’s producers going to have her also as black? Of course that would make it a white Reed Richards married to a Black Sue Storm Richards.
So Zorba the Greek shouldn’t have been played by a Mexican American
The problem here is that the character is a fantasy... heh. Dancing with Tigers?
Just don't let them have a child and do a Cheerios commercial. That'll really set them off.
Interesting enough, they recently did a Peter Pan prequel on the Sci-Fi channel that purposely "reimagined" it as a more sci-fi themed concept (all the human inhabitants of Neverland are people that were brought to the planet from different time periods in earth's history via an orb that's a time vortex... the pirates are from the 1600s, Peter is from 19th century London etc.) That version radically departed from the "traditional" Peter Pan origin story on purpose, and even it was far more faithful with the casting... Q'orianka Kilcher was Tiger Lily, and in a huge casting coup, they managed to get Bob Hoskins back to reprise his role as Smee, 20 years after he had played the role in Hook).
The alternative origin story didn't really work well, but it did resolve some plotholes that arise in the traditional origin story (if nobody ages in Neverland, why did Peter Pan continue to age when he was brought there as an infant, then suddenly stop aging when he was 13ish?). In the new take, he's brought to Neverland when he's about 16 years old, and he knew James Hook back in London, when the latter had a very different occupation than Pirate (Hook basically stumbles on the pirate ship in this version and they make him their leader because they're so impressed by his skills, which was BS in my opinion) The ending was also a letdown, but much of it was far more interesting than anything they're presenting in the latest Peter Pan cash grab. If you're curious, check out the Neverland trailer on YouTube:
Either way, you're wrong.
And Leonardo DiCaprio looks about as Irish as I look Italian.
Ugga wugga meatball!
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