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See The WORST Fan Reactions To Netflix's Full Death Note Trailer HERE!

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Remember when the first teaser for Death Note came out, and the fan reaction was not pretty?

Well, things have only gotten uglier.

Related: The Long History Of Hollywood Whitewashing

Netflix unveiled their full trailer for the manga adaptation on Thursday, and while it offers a better look at the adaptation, it's getting an even worse response from fans.

Reactions seem to range from confused and unimpressed to full-on disgusted.

Ch-ch-check out the trailer AND the killer backlash (below)!

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Death Note Is Just A Footnote In The Long History Of Hollywood Whitewashing!

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Netflix has been hit this past week with a one-two punch of controversy thanks to claims of white exceptionalism in Marvel's Iron Fist and now pure whitewashing in the first trailer for Death Note.

The manga adaptation changed Light Yagami to Light Turner in the American movie, leading many to once again voice their displeasure with Hollywood's lack of representation for Asians.

Some have argued this is not whitewashing but rather just another remake relocating the setting and thus the nationality of the characters, like Let Me In or Death At A Funeral in recent years — but come on. You couldn't have cast a young Asian American actor in the lead role, considering the source material?

Usually this kind of change is at least done to accommodate a movie star… but we're sorry, Nat Wolff is no Scarlett Johansson!

Maybe this is a good time for the filmmakers to look back on the limited amount of progress that has been made — to give us an idea of how much better we can do!

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Netflix's Death Note Trailer Gets Murdered With Whitewashing Backlash From Fans! Watch & See The Reactions!

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This movie might just be the kiss of death for Netflix.

The streaming platform dropped the trailer for its new horror film Death Note, and it's already offending people at first glance.

That's because the story is a beloved supernatural manga and anime series centering around a troubled Japanese teen, and the Netflix version features — you guessed it — a predominantly white cast!

In the trailer, we get a look at a bleach blonde Nat Wolff as genius *Seattle* teen Light Turner, who discovers an evil notebook that gives him the power of life and death.

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Things quickly get out of hand as the pages turn, with Light launching into a crusade against the criminals of the world, all while avoiding getting caught by genius detective L (LaKeith Stanfield).

Despite the trailer looking creepy af, the supernatural drama is already getting haunted by fans who are pissed the new version completely shits on the original canon.

Opponents took to Twitter to express their frustration over Hollywood's "Americanized" adaptations of Japanese manga never starring a Japanese-American lead. We mean, is it too much to ask for equal representation in the portrayal of mass murderers?

Ch-ch-check out the trailer and see how the Twitics responded (below)!

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Nat Wolff Moves From Paper Towns To Death Note — Get All The Deets On The Live-Action Anime Adaptation HERE!

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We're not sure why they went with a white actor, but we do kind of see the resemblance.

Nat Wolff is one of the most popular actors in Young Hollywood and it looks like he's about to get his first role as a leading man!

That's because the 20-year-old Paper Towns actor was just cast as the main character in the American live-action remake of the popular anime and manga Death Note!

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There's already a series of films based on the brand in Japan, but Nat's version will most likely appeal to a younger demographic who are more used to comic books than they are manga.

The plot of the anime is pretty violent with the Death Note giving murderous powers to its owner, so it'll be interesting to see Nat take on a darker role.

Which other young actors do U want to see star in the highly anticipated film??

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