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    What do you think of this, in light of the controversy over a black male playing a Norse god in Thor?

    Other examples of controversy include:

    - White people playing characters who were Asian in the original cartoon version of the Last Airbender.

    - A black Guinevere in Merlin.

    - The Pakistani woman who was turned away from the Hobbit.

    Personally, I don't have too much of a problem so long as it doesn't compromise the intention of the original source material or isn't an attempt at blind tokenism.
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    It matters if it takes you out of the moment. Ultimately, that is all.
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    Damn foreign outsourcing. They're coming over here, taking our movie roles, temporarily stirring the racist inside all of us that says 'lol, asian lady' in the middle of otherwise tense movie action/drama.
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    (Original post by Margaret Thatcher)
    What do you think of this, in light of the controversy over a black male playing a Norse god in Thor?

    Other examples of controversy include:

    - White people playing characters who were Asian in the original cartoon version of the Last Airbender.

    - A black Guinevere in Merlin.

    - The Pakistani woman who was turned away from the Hobbit.

    Personally, I don't have too much of a problem so long as it doesn't compromise the intention of the original source material or isn't an attempt at blind tokenism.
    as long as it doesn't change the plot story of the film. And isn't grossly distorting the story/historical content of the story.... ie an Indian (with strong accent) playing churchill.
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    (Original post by Margaret Thatcher)
    What do you think of this, in light of the controversy over a black male playing a Norse god in Thor?

    Other examples of controversy include:

    - White people playing characters who were Asian in the original cartoon version of the Last Airbender.

    - A black Guinevere in Merlin.

    - The Pakistani woman who was turned away from the Hobbit.

    Personally, I don't have too much of a problem so long as it doesn't compromise the intention of the original source material or isn't an attempt at blind tokenism.
    That was an epic fail for "Cross-Racial TV/Movie Casting"
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    Wait for it..................
 
 
 
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