You are so wrong. A character should be played by whoever is best for the role. If their race is not relevant to the plot or they're not portraying a real person, then there's no reason James Bond can't be black, Ciri can't be an ethnic minority, or Heimdall can't be played by Idriss Elba. Changing Ciri's ethnicity doesn't change the story AT ALL, nor does it compromise the plot or bastardize the character. Literally all it does is give a spotlight to a minority that might not have gotten it otherwise.
That, and offend racists who hate the idea of being a slightly smaller majority than they already are.
True but in this case they excluded white skincolor from the start without even giving those actors a chance, thats not looking for whoever is best fit for the role oh no this is discriminating in order to put in diversity. (and that is whatever the whole social justice scene should be against)
Also Ciri her lineage and skincolor are important in the books,and most people just want bookadaptations or at least the characters to resemble their bookcounterparts. Everything does not have to be about racism.
Oh, would you look at that, you were wrong. A white actress was hired and thus the hyperbole is made apparent. The plan wasn't to 'exclude white people' from the role, it was to encourage non-white people to apply because they weren't planning on exclusively hiring a white actress for the role.
It's almost as if certain folks who hate the concept of diversity and progression treat every scrap given to a minority as theft or perceive ANY concessions as losses in some fight that only they are participating. It's almost as if some people only want the world to be more inclusive and others only want to maintain the status quo and will aggressively do anything to do so.
Yes I know this post is old. I got banned ages ago and said 'fuck it' and left because this place is pretty toxic. I got bored, thought I'd check in and saw this foolish post - which looks even dumber in retrospect.
So yes, I was right, you were wrong, certain groups who irrationally hate 'SJWs' were blowing something out of proportion as an excuse to be enraged about conceding a sliver of representation to a minority, and the world continues to turn. That is all for now. No I am not reading the 190 responses in between yours and this one.
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