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Update: Latest rumor shows casting for a white Ciri | Original: Netflix looking for non-white actress to play Ciri in the Witcher tv series

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I see a lot of people saying that it isn't so much an issue that a minority may be playing this role, but instead that white actors were excluded.

Could the reason for this be to improve readability between races and geographic areas? I'm not overly familiar with Witcher lore, but fantasy stories typically ascribe physical differences to the different races to create visual diversity and allow for greater readability (meaning, the viewer is less likely to start mixing up races and lore). If a story is to have several different groups, it can start to get confusing if all of them are represented the same way physically. Utilizing natural divisions between people is one of the simplest and most intuitive ways of doing this.



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Weird path society is taking if this is such a huge issue. Let creators make the movies that want to make, if you don't want to view something due to hue of someone's skin, its your prerogative. Can't force everyone to have the same narrow-minded viewpoints



Kerotan said:
barneystinson69 said:
I'm more interested in the fact they are filming in Budapest. Wonder if they'll venture into the shitty areas there.

What you mean by this? 

I'm just joking around. Went there a lot during my childhood and there were some terrible places to live in that city.



Made a bet with LipeJJ and HylianYoshi that the XB1 will reach 30 million before Wii U reaches 15 million. Loser has to get avatar picked by winner for 6 months (or if I lose, either 6 months avatar control for both Lipe and Hylian, or my patrick avatar comes back forever).

PortisheadBiscuit said:
Weird path society is taking if this is such a huge issue. Let creators make the movies that want to make, if you don't want to view something due to hue of someone's skin, its your prerogative. Can't force everyone to have the same narrow-minded viewpoints

The only people here who are narrow minded are ones like you who call racism for those who want the show to stick to the lore of the books. Ironically anyone who actually suppports the "bame only" casting is supporting a racist and discriminatory casting, which is literally omitting white people from even auditioning. Not only are they deviating from the proper lore of the books they are being hypocrites by wanting to add "diversity and fight racism" while discromitding against an entire race. 

 

The hypocrisy is mind boggling, but hey, keep riding that high horse and keep telling yourself you're "progressive". 



As @Flotus Said.

I really dont Care, do you.



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The petition is up to 11.7k signatures now, and still climbing pretty quickly.



Faelco said:
deskpro2k3 said:

I assume people are quoting this?

From Sword of Destiny page 416. “She had fair hair, ashen white complexion and large impetuous green eyes”

Let me break it down for those people to understand:

"fair hair - ashen white complexion" and "Impetuous green eyes". So where does it say anything about being white?

in other versions (Gollancz, with the cover illustration made by Alejandro Colucci) this quote is 'She had fair, mousy hair and huge glaringly green eyes.' English audiobook has the same exact quote 'She had fair hair, mouse-gray, and large impetuous eyes'.

Is that a joke? 

Complexion literally means "color of the skin". So her skin color is "ashen white". How can you quote something saying "her skin is white", and ask where it's said that her skin is white...

 

A bit ironic to say "let me break it down for those people to understand" when you fail to understand the most important word in the sentence... 

I tried to be civil but your ignorance is showing.

The first quote that I assumed people are using as a base for this dabate came from Reddit and it is false because the book never used those words. So I specifically gave direct quotes from two real sources. So you didn't know you can use complexion to discribe the appearence and perspective of things. I hope you learned something from this experience. 


Somebody, get this guy a chair.

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bananaking21 said:
PortisheadBiscuit said:
Weird path society is taking if this is such a huge issue. Let creators make the movies that want to make, if you don't want to view something due to hue of someone's skin, its your prerogative. Can't force everyone to have the same narrow-minded viewpoints

The only people here who are narrow minded are ones like you who call racism for those who want the show to stick to the lore of the books. Ironically anyone who actually suppports the "bame only" casting is supporting a racist and discriminatory casting, which is literally omitting white people from even auditioning. Not only are they deviating from the proper lore of the books they are being hypocrites by wanting to add "diversity and fight racism" while discromitding against an entire race. 

 

The hypocrisy is mind boggling, but hey, keep riding that high horse and keep telling yourself you're "progressive". 

As long as it is accepted by the mainstream, racism is fine for them.

Really some people are so closeminded always blaming the other group for being racist and think their own cannot commit to such missteps because they already got a good person stamp put on their foreheads by the media .



bananaking21 said:
PortisheadBiscuit said:
Weird path society is taking if this is such a huge issue. Let creators make the movies that want to make, if you don't want to view something due to hue of someone's skin, its your prerogative. Can't force everyone to have the same narrow-minded viewpoints

The only people here who are narrow minded are ones like you who call racism for those who want the show to stick to the lore of the books. Ironically anyone who actually suppports the "bame only" casting is supporting a racist and discriminatory casting, which is literally omitting white people from even auditioning. Not only are they deviating from the proper lore of the books they are being hypocrites by wanting to add "diversity and fight racism" while discromitding against an entire race. 

 

The hypocrisy is mind boggling, but hey, keep riding that high horse and keep telling yourself you're "progressive". 

It's the very definition of racism for individuals to believe a thespian incapable of delivernig a convincing performance purely based on skin hue. As for sticking to the lore of the books?? It's FICTION. It isn't a docu-series about Hitler played by Jaime Foxx. Come on, you can do better. 

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FentonCrackshell said:
I’m black and think this is a bad idea. Just doesn’t fit. But what if it’s not even that? The OP is telling us this but we don’t even know for sure. But these angry folks need to be honest with themselves are just say that any minority characters piss them off. Stop pretending like it’s just changing of whites to non-whites that anger you. One even says “go woke, go broke”, meaning if you try to make a diverse cast they can’t watch. I wonder if this means they walk around society with their eyes closed in order to not see how diverse the real world is?

I read the "go woke, go broke" as a reference to some of the commericial failures (Ghostbusters 2 and some of the recently cancelled ESPN programming are the only times I've heard this term) rather than having someone who isn't white as a character.