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This Powerful PSA Shows The Effects Of Whitewashing In Movies Like Ghost In The Shell!

Ghost In The Shell

Critics continue to blast Paramount Pictures for not choosing a racially appropriate actor for the leading role of the live-action adaption of the anime Ghost In The Shell.

ICYMI, their pick (that they continue to defend) to play a character named Major Motoko Kusanagi was Scarlett Johansson

In response, two stand-up comedians — Jes Tom (26) and Chewy May (28) — put together a powerful PSA demonstrating the effects of whitewashing in film.

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The video tells the story of a young Asian girl struggling to find a comic book featuring a woman of color — until she stumbles upon a copy of the original Ghost in the Shell.

Years later, the girl as a young adult is seen walking the streets of New York, only to be disappointed when she passes a movie poster of Scarlett playing her beloved character.

May told BuzzFeed of the message she wanted to send in making this project:

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