fragit said: Sorry Gazzy but I gotta agree with him on that whole Khan controversy. It’s not the first time hollywood’s replaced a role with someone from an entire other race and it’s not a huge deal if a Hispanic is replaced with a “white man.”
It is a huge a deal. I don’t think people are letting themselves realize how hard it is for POC to get roles and we’re in a world where roles that are even written for POC are being cast white. It’s not a big deal if white comic book characters get cast as POC because there are so many roles for white people, they will never be shorted. But it is a huge deal for a major television show that is famous for giving so many jobs to POC and putting them on television in roles that no one had given them the chance to do before then being remade and put a white man in a role that was made for a North Indian Sikh. Please tell me the last time you saw a North Indian Sikh on screen. And never in a role like this, a person with so much power. No, they had to cast a white man to fit their agenda.
Why does everyone think we just want to argue and be upset at everything for the pure sake of arguing and being upset?
I mostly agree - I mean it would have been better to at least try to get a Hispanic actor. I don’t see using this as an example of whitewashing, though, because Singh is a Hindu/Sikh surname. The name Khan is Turkish/Mongolian. TOS cast a Hispanic actor as an Asian-descended character. (I think it’s a little more telling that TOS created a generic South Asian / Arab war-criminal madman in the first place.) So it would have been ideal to find someone that fit that description. And Cumberbatch isn’t necessarily any worse at conveying the appropriate ancestry than Montalban. Even if one of them pegged it, or an actual South Asian guy had been cast, we could still be talking about the intolerance that may have been written into the role in the first place.
I just want to smack Ben Affleck for Argo. Can we talk about that one instead?
Possibly the most horrifying fusion ever.
The Yahoo people actually coming to look at the site they want to buy
at least they brought pizza
let me tell you something about Yahoo! back in the day.
That shit made Tumblr look like the most innocent place on EARTH. Yahoo video chat?
Yahoo Groups and Yahoo Chat were the #1 places on the innanet for debauchery.
I just want to thank the lovely tumblr users who tirelessly take other people’s tagcomments and copypaste them up into the comments area where they belong. You are my heroes.