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Where’s My Biopic? Actress Anna May Wong [OPINION]

When it comes to pioneers of Hollywood, one of the most overlooked until recently was Anna May Wong. She earned the distinction of being the first Chinese American Hollywood film star. Making the best of the opportunities the business presented her, she took the roles and performed to critical acclaim. The Cultural Struggle for Acceptance […]


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Black Panther Whitewashed in Disney World Rack Pin?

In a baffling turn, a Black Panther collectible pin sold at Walt Disney World looks to show a light-skinned bearer of the mask, if the tone of the skin around the eyes is anything to go by. The Disney Pins Blog — yes, there is a blog dedicated only to Disney souvenir pins — has captured […]

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Taika Waititi Says He Wouldn’t Whitewash ‘Akira’ Remake

Taika Waititi may or may not be directing the upcoming Akira movie, but one thing is for certain: he wouldn’t be casting white actors to star in the film. In an interview with IGN, Waititi revealed his casting plans for the movie he won’t admit he’s directing: “Yeah. Actually, Asian teenagers would be the way […]

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“Hollywood Is Racist,” Says Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. Star Chloe Bennet

When Ed Skrein resigned from his role in the upcoming Hellboy reboot after learning that he was cast in the role of a Japanese-American character, no one was happier than Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. star Chloe Bennet, who wrote on Instagram: “DAMN, that’s a man. Thank you @edskrein for standing up against hollywoods continuous insensitivity and flippant behavior […]

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Ed Skrein Resigns From Hellboy Role Amidst Whitewashing Criticism

Bleeding Cool reported last week on the response to actor Ed Skrein’s casting as Major Ben Daimio in in Neil Marshall‘s R-Rated Hellboy reboot. Casting Skrein, a British actor of Jewish Austrian and English descent, in the role of a Japanese-American character, prompted complaints of whitewashing, as we’ve seen with several high-profile projects in recent memory. However, Skrein took […]

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Twitter Responds To Ed Skrein’s Casting As Japanese-American Character In Hellboy Reboot

When Ed Skrein was cast as Ben Daimio in Neil Marshall‘s R-Rated Hellboy reboot, it was a happy day for Skrein, who posted to Twitter announcing his excitement and praising Hellboy creator Mike Mignola: Excited to join the #Hellboy cast as Ben Daimio. All praise due to the creator @artofmmignola 🙏🏼 #BPRD pic.twitter.com/Ev0JDS03H5 — Ed Skrein […]

Marvel True Believers Panel: News, Leaks, And Whitewashing

I have been “Making Mine Marvel” for the last three years solely through the Marvel Unlimited Plus program. While only reading Marvel comics this way means I’m generally six months behind the current storyline, it also means I get all the weekly comics (again, six months late) and a large portion of the Marvel catalogue […]


Chris Pratt Calls For Better Representation In Hollywood For Chris Pratt

Joining the chorus of voices of people calling out for better representation in Hollywood, Chris Pratt weighed in on the movie industry’s diversity crisis via an interview in Fitness Magazine. “I don’t see personal stories that necessarily resonate with me, because they’re not my stories,” said Pratt in the interview, excerpted on People.com. “I think there’s […]




Great Wall Star Matt Damon Whitesplains Whitewashing

Since the very first poster for The Great Wall starring Matt Damon was first released, the film has been criticized as yet another example of “whitewashing,” the process of casting white actors in non-white roles. Other recent examples of the practice include Marvel casting Tilda Swinton as The Ancient One in Doctor Strange, though some reports claimed that […]