Even within a minority group, it can be easy to fall victim to the assumption that everyone else that wears your label is just like you – a testament to the invisibility of privilege. 104 more words
Hollywood is up to its old whitewashing trickery again, casting the actress Scarlett Johansson to play a Japanese cyborg in the new Ghost in the Shell live movie. The movie, which is a live action remake of the classic Japanese anime of the same name, takes place in Japan and from the trailer it appears that most of the other characters and extras are in fact Japanese. So why the main character had to be a white woman wearing a cheap-looking black bob on her head to make her appear to look more Asian is anyone's guess. It's not as if there aren't actual Japanese actresses in the world. I hear there are plenty of them in this country called Japan. But what do I know?