Forget whitewashing, the newest Hollywood trend is apparently white-photoshopping!
Last year, Scarlett Johansson was the subject of casting controversy when it was revealed she would star in the live-action adaptation of the anime classic Ghost in the Shell.
When the first photo of the Captain America: Civil War in the role of Major Motoko Kusanagi (a Japanese woman in the manga and cartoon versions) surfaced on Thursday, critics once again blasted the studio for not choosing a racially appropriate actor for the leading role.
In response to the backlash, Paramount and DreamWorks reportedly tried to fix the ethnicity problem the only way they know how… with CGI!
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ScreenCrush reports multiple independent sources close to the production told them the studio hired a visual effects team to run tests that would have changed ScarJo's appearance in post-production to "shift her ethnicity."
Meaning, they allegedly attempted to make their white lead look more Asian in the movie! WTF!?
The tests were conducted by Lola VFX, a visual effects company that aged and de-aged Brad Pitt in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. Now, the editing wizards are the industry leader in