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KManX89 said:
DonFerrari said: besides that actors never represent who they are, so unless you demand engineers play engineers roles in movies and doctors for doctors, etc your point is very silly.

Some movie roles DO require you to actually be and/or have the appearance of the thing you're playing, why do you think Christian Bale's casting as Moses got so much backlash? Saying it's okay for a 6'4" black man with 6 packs to play a short Asian school girl because non-doctors play doctors all the time, for example is a HUGE stretch.

I can definitely see the other side of the argument, the problem lies when the same people crying foul about this call anyone who has a problem with Green Ranger being girlwashed into Tomi for the hypothetical Power Rangers sequel that won't be coming now a sexist/misogynist (there were definitely some feminists saying that). I don't want Tommy the Green Ranger being turned into Tomi the Green Ranger or Ellen Ripley being turned into Allen Ripley.

race and height are social constructs



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Immersiveunreality said:
o_O.Q said:

"For a white woman who has endless other options to come in and take away the few oppotunities they had is just insulting. "


lol are you trying to imply that women are privileged?

because that's just hilarious to me on at least 3 levels

And i wonder for who that its "insulting", for the actual actors that can get roles if they're talented enough or only for these keyboardwarriors that need to tell everyone how to behave and need to speak about how others should feel about this.

If all these supposedly moral "advantaged" people got up and actually did something usefull for the world we would be in a much better place.

 

no, no,no its way easier to tear successful people down than to actually try to improve



o_O.Q said:
KManX89 said:

Some movie roles DO require you to actually be and/or have the appearance of the thing you're playing, why do you think Christian Bale's casting as Moses got so much backlash? Saying it's okay for a 6'4" black man with 6 packs to play a short Asian school girl because non-doctors play doctors all the time, for example is a HUGE stretch.

I can definitely see the other side of the argument, the problem lies when the same people crying foul about this call anyone who has a problem with Green Ranger being girlwashed into Tomi for the hypothetical Power Rangers sequel that won't be coming now a sexist/misogynist (there were definitely some feminists saying that). I don't want Tommy the Green Ranger being turned into Tomi the Green Ranger or Ellen Ripley being turned into Allen Ripley.

race and height are social constructs

Yep some people even believe that making ajoke about some black person (not related to his race or color) is still racism. 



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If this was the story of a woman transitioning into a man then I would understand casting a female actress, but since this is gonna be a transgender character all the way through (from what I read) then it is better to hire a transgender male actor instead.



adidas198 said:
If this was the story of a woman transitioning into a man then I would understand casting a female actress, but since this is gonna be a transgender character all the way through (from what I read) then it is better to hire a transgender male actor instead.

Yeah, I'm kinda torn on this. On the one hand, I see their point about having accurate portrayals of characters on-screen, especially minority characters (again, I bring up the example of a 6'4" black guy with six packs playing a short Asian school girl), but then again, this is largely the same crowd who was calling people racist/sexist for disliking the new Fantastic Four and GhostBusters movies (even though the "blackwashing" of Johnny Storm was probably the least of that film's problems) or having a problem with Green Ranger being turned into a woman in the planned Power Rangers sequel (this WAS being discussed). We can ignore the essence and tradition of iconic male characters and let women claim them as their own, but God forbid they try to play a trans character. That's hypocritical, and downright ridiculous.

Last edited by KManX89 - on 19 July 2018