cherry: (boomer)
A lot of you may remember the the Avatar casting debacle, in which the entire cast of a show inspired by, designed around, and in homage to various Asian and Inuit cultures, was whitewashed. Initial announcement includes: some random white kid from Texas they found at a martial arts contest as Aang, and Jesse McCartney as Zuko.

This was followed by Hai guyz, calm down, we found this, like, Sokka-looking fellow to play Zuko.

Now they've announced Fire Nation casting. On the one had: at least they're not all white. On the other, it appears that it's the 'bad guys,' the antagonists, the (arguably) whitest-looking nation, that gets to avoid the whitewashing.

Are there words for this, to sum up the massive fail? Because I am sure as hell having hard time finding any.

For those who haven't seen the series, there's a gorgeous pictoral overview at [ profile] aang_aint_white illustrating show's visual dynamic.
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Cast (OF FAIL) for M Night Shyamalan's Avatar Movie

For the love of whatever deity you hold dear, this is made of more kind of fail than I can articulate. Luckily, [ profile] rawles has done so for all of us.

Watch out for comments in the casting article -- there appear to be people trying to out-fail Shyamalan. Although, given where his credibility's been sitting after the last few 'movies,' it's possible that it's just him sitting there are valiantly defending himself against the uppity critics.

August 2017



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