Monday, June 7, 2010
Dear Hollywood, Stop casting white folks to play brown roles!
This one is going to be quick. Stop casting white folks to play brown people, Asian people, or Latinos. There are too many actors, and too diverse a community in America for Hollywood to continue to debase a story with ignoring the obvious race of a character. I am all for color blind casting only when the story is not affected by the race of the character. For example Han Solo could have easily been a black man, because under no circumstance does anyone define Han Solo's race. However the Prince of Persia should probably be Persian, because I don't know, its in the ******* title. End of conversation. Hollywood, stop giving us excuses. And I'm done.
Posted by Optimus Negro