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!

CLICK HERE to view “A History Of Hollywood Whitewashing!”

CLICK HERE to view “A History Of Hollywood Whitewashing!”

CLICK HERE to view “A History Of Hollywood Whitewashing!”

CLICK HERE to view “A History Of Hollywood Whitewashing!”

CLICK HERE to view “A History Of Hollywood Whitewashing!”

[Image via Warner Bros./Apega/WENN.]

Mar 22, 2017 6:16pm PDT

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