Scarlett Johansson standing up for herself for the roles she has played. (1 Viewer)

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Amazing how she is getting attacked for this.
 

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That sounds like grounds for internet crucifixion to me.
Unfortunately, it is. I touched on this on an earlier post. She got a lot of backlash over her playing the Ghost in the Shell character, about how it should've been a Japanese actor playing the role. Well, just about every forking cartoon that comes out of Japan has Caucasian features.
 

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To throw Trump and slavery at me is certainly a stretch.

I believe it's pretty obvious what I was saying. No need to add to it for argument's sake.

I am tired of so many people smelling a fire when if they used common sense, they would realize they left the popcorn cooking too long in the microwave.
i was just pointing out how silly it is in the ago of Trump to dismiss PC

and there's really no such thing as common sense when it comes to media representation (or housing or policing or education or...)
'should i touch this stove that was just on 15 seconds ago? common sense says 'no way""
'should this white actress play an asian character?'
there's no common sense answer to that
there's a status quo answer - but that is far from a common sense answer

do you still like me?
 

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Which current housing woes are you referring to? Why am I going into this tangent? Why can't we just talk about the subject at hand?
the broader topic is systemic racism
whether it's redlining or busing or media presence are all part of the big stew
to try to stick to the theory of any actor can play any part and ignore the larger context is not really engaging in the discussion

(asian people would be very surprised find they weren't part of the 'of color' discussion)


I'm going to put on my Guido hat: are you saying that being non-white should be a consideration for winning an Oscar?

But seriously, is winning an Oscar the ultimate show of acceptance?
it's a short hand - related to the subject but not the subject itself

now to your 'bryan cranston' concern - there's obviously a real world $$ consideration
there are no disabled actors anywhere close to bryan cranston's star power...
but why does he have the star power? bc vince gilligan worked with him on an xfiles episode
did all other actors have access to that opportunity?
hardly

now i don't foresee us getting to a place where a disabled actor gets the starring role in a major hollywood release BUT because awareness has been raised (and maybe bc pressure has been applied) - we get a disabled actor playing a disabled actor on Breaking Bad and Glee and other shows
Hollywood (and BBC and Netflix, et al) are beginning to see that casting not white (not able bodied, whatever) is only not box office kryptonite - it's can actually be a box office boost

She doesn't have to acknowledge a darned thing. White people don't have to flagellate themselves every time they open their mouths.
there is a bit of truth to this - it's actually producers and financiers (and directors, writers, and casting agents to a lesser degree) who should be answering that question
but she did answer it and she fumbled her answer a bit so she did the smart thing and gave a more thoughtful answer
 

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the broader topic is systemic racism
whether it's redlining or busing or media presence are all part of the big stew
to try to stick to the theory of any actor can play any part and ignore the larger context is not really engaging in the discussion
The problem is, as I pointed out in an earlier post, is that what Johansson said had nothing to do with race. She was asked about getting backlash over being cast as a transgender.

(asian people would be very surprised find they weren't part of the 'of color' discussion)
I have never heard that term used for anyone else other than people of African descent.

now to your 'bryan cranston' concern - there's obviously a real world $$ consideration
there are no disabled actors anywhere close to bryan cranston's star power...
but why does he have the star power? bc vince gilligan worked with him on an xfiles episode
did all other actors have access to that opportunity?
hardly
Cranston has star power because he has proven to be a very talented, multi-faceted actor.

now i don't foresee us getting to a place where a disabled actor gets the starring role in a major hollywood release BUT because awareness has been raised (and maybe bc pressure has been applied) - we get a disabled actor playing a disabled actor on Breaking Bad and Glee and other shows
Hollywood (and BBC and Netflix, et al) are beginning to see that casting not white (not able bodied, whatever) is only not box office kryptonite - it's can actually be a box office boost
People with disabilities have been playing people with disabilities and without disabilities for a long time. Off the top of my head, Lou Ferrigno is half deaf, the guy who played opposite of McGyver went blind half way through McGyver's run, the kid from the TV show Life Goes On... and that's before the 1990's.

but she did answer it and she fumbled her answer a bit so she did the smart thing and gave a more thoughtful answer
She did not fumble her answer. She was misquoted.
 

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