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Added by steven2185 on 24 Aug 2015 06:18
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Mythology and peplum (WTF)

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Heimdall in Thor franchise, a fucking viking.
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Oenomaus in Spartacus (TV series), a gallic.
Hercules (2014), a greek.
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Achilles in Troy, fall of a city (2018)
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Harvey Dent in Batman (1989)
Nick Furry in the Avengers franchise

(N.B. Nick Fury is black in the ultimate universe)
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The kingpin in Daredevil
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Human torch in Fantastic four (2015)
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Litterature and remakes

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Robert Neville in I am legend

Del Spooner in I, Robot

Captain James West in Wild wild west

Agent J in Men in black

Seriously, nobody noticed he's black?
Annie, supposed to be redhead.
Red in Shawshank redemption, supposed to be a redhead Irish man.
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Jackie Brown (from the novel Rum punch), supposed to be blond.
The manchurian candidate

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Posted: 2 years, 11 months ago at Aug 24 9:17
The Whitewashing list upset you so much that you decided to make this one? I'm not sure what you're trying to prove.
Posted: 2 years, 11 months ago at Aug 24 9:33
I'm not upset. Seriously, I don't care. I like some actors in this list like Morgan Freeman (but everybody like Morgan Freeman).

I just find the whingeing about whitewashing terribly boring.

And you can find exactly the same in the other sense. That's what I prove.

For example, Idris Elba is a good actor, who could be perfect for a modern adaptation of Othello. But for a viking god, is this serious?

It's illogical to whimper about a blackfaced Othello and find a black Heimdall fine.
Posted: 2 years, 11 months ago at Aug 24 12:39
But Idris Elba isn't wearing a white face to play Heimdall. These are basically all fictional characters, so it's really just a silly thing to list about when it's clearly difficult to find many leading and solid roles for those folks with a little more color.
Posted: 2 years, 11 months ago at Aug 24 12:54
this is stupid
Posted: 2 years, 11 months ago at Aug 24 17:50
Can already tell this is a controversial list?
Posted: 2 years, 11 months ago at Aug 24 23:09
Idris Elba is playing a viking god who was never described like a black people, you can read the Eddas by Snorri Sturluson. If black people find with difficulties leading roles, they can looking for in their own history and folklore. Is it so hard? I don't think.

You can find it controversial if you want. Does it make it wrong? No of course.

And of course Mojack, yes, to give an obviously white role to a black actor is as stupid as to give an obviously black role to a white actor.
Posted: 2 years, 11 months ago at Aug 25 2:23
this is so pathetic smdh aren't you late for a KKK meeting
Posted: 2 years, 11 months ago at Aug 25 2:57
Have a nice day whimpering anti white haters leftists.

I just noticed nobody is able to argue against that list.

Leftists just know to insult. It's not a surprise.
Posted: 2 years, 11 months ago at Aug 25 3:47
calm down Vanilla Ice do u want me to inject mayonnaise into your veins are u going through a withdrawl
Posted: 2 years, 11 months ago at Aug 25 3:49
Still no argue anti white hater.

I suppose I can wait for a long time before a liberal gives an argument.
Posted: 2 years, 11 months ago at Aug 25 3:54
Posted: 2 years, 11 months ago at Aug 25 3:55
Same thing, no argue, just anti white hate.

Thank you to confirm what I said.
Posted: 2 years, 11 months ago at Aug 25 11:06
My guess is having an opinion other than what's approved by progressive liberals is a no-no on this site.

Don't you know you're not allowed to have your own thoughts? Get with it man, follow the populist crowd! You don't need freedom, you don't need to think, the "smart" people will do your thinking for you and tell you what to do.

That said, I really liked the list. At least you're not one of the sheep.

Posted: 2 years, 11 months ago at Aug 25 11:08
By the way, I don't like Morgan Freeman. I believe his acting ability is grossly over-rated and there's something about divorcing your wife and marrying your own grand-daughter.......
Posted: 2 years, 11 months ago at Aug 25 11:29
Comment section on this list

Posted: 2 years, 11 months ago at Aug 25 11:52
Severin Severin is just racists. Too bad I can't report her...Already blocked her btw, that is the best for everyone...
Posted: 2 years, 11 months ago at Aug 25 15:16
Most of these films were made by white people whose only goal is to make as much money as possible. They cast Michael B. Jordan as the Human Torch, but not because they're racist towards white people (it also doesn't mean that they're not racist towards black people), they just need a token black guy to please more people, to make more black people want to see the film, to make more money.

Also, you should really take into account just how many times Hollywood has cast a white actor to play a black character compared to how many times Hollywood has cast a black actor to play a white character. There is a difference. And like Stehako said (a comment which you kinda dismissed and went on claiming that nobody can give you a good argument), not one of these actors is playing a character of a different race, the characters' ethnicity has been changed. But there are many examples of white actors made up to look a different race.
Posted: 2 years, 11 months ago at Aug 25 22:16
The token option is possible, but, I suppose also that studios choose sometimes black actors to please to liberals when it's obviously illogical. From Marvel, it's possible (Heimdall, a viking god, how is it possible to have this idea?)

Dwayne Johnson plays a greek, so the studio changed the ethnicity of greeks? Seriously?

How can it be ok to change the ethnicity of a character from white to black, and to be awfull when it's changed from black th white?
Posted: 2 years, 11 months ago at Aug 26 3:11
Yes, it's pretty stupid that Dwayne Johnson is playing a Greek character, but at least he isn't made up to look like a Greek and doing stereotypical Greek things (don't know if that's a thing, but anyway).

And I actually do agree with you in a way, because I do think it's kinda stupid to change the ethnicity of any character, black or white. But there's a reason why I (and probably many others) don't really care that much about black people getting to play originally white characters: it's not exactly a problem. It's not like white people are running low on good roles. I mean, you complain a lot about Idris Elba playing Heimdall, but Heimdall is a pretty minor character in those Marvel films. Iron Man, Hulk, Captain America, Thor, Black Widow, Hawkeye, all of them have a bigger role than Heimdall and all of them are white. And they're going to stay white for a long time, they wouldn't risk changing such popular, beloved characters. They can change Heimdall and Nick Fury, because they aren't as popular and beloved. Like I said, they want to make as much money as possible, so they change a couple of the smaller characters to gain a wider audience.

Black and other non-white people still have very much a problem getting good leading roles; pretty much all the biggest action films and superhero movies have white stars. And because black people have significantly less good roles than white people to begin with, it's particularly offensive to give some of the potential black roles to white people.
Posted: 2 years, 11 months ago at Aug 26 3:37
To have black characters, it's easy.

I made three categories.

Mythology and history: It exist african mythologies, african historical figures (for example Shaka Zulu could be a good leading role), and afro-american historical figures. That's not so hard to make movies with that. And, there is a public for that. Heimdall is not very important in the movie, but it's european patrimony and it's offensive for the norse pagan religion. Or greek pagans with Hercules. It's useless to destroy the credibility of a movie with that type of choice.

Comics: There are black super-heroes. For example, one I loved (not the third movie, but the first and the second), the fucking BLADE. And Wesley Snipes was pretty good. And of course, it's not impossible to create black super-heroes.

Litterature: As in comics. There are black characters in litterature, and writers can create stories with black characters.

If people want to create black characters, it's not difficult. There are stories, mythology, history and imagination.

And promised, if a movie choose a white actor to make Shaka Zulu or the Baron Samedi, I will say that's stupid.

But I want also that lefties stop to whimper about whitewashing and approve blackwashing.
Posted: 2 years, 11 months ago at Aug 26 18:12
P.S. Nick Fury was played by Samuel L. Jackson because if you read the ultimate universe they drew him in his likeness so that if they were to cast Nick Fury it would be Samuel L. Jackson.
Posted: 2 years, 11 months ago at Aug 27 0:18
Hum, Ok for Nick Fury.

But originally, he's white.
Posted: 2 years, 6 months ago at Jan 29 21:59
Actually, you can scratch Nick Fury off this list. Marvel changed Nick Fury to a black man WAY before they even started Marvel Studios. Before Blade even came out. He was white first, I know, but the company itself changed his ethnicity prior to.
Posted: 2 years, 5 months ago at Feb 25 5:12
There's also nothing in the original script for The Manchurian Candidate that says the guy is white. He was just cast as a white guy in one version, and cast as a black guy in the other version.
Posted: 2 years, 3 months ago at May 16 2:55
He's not a Viking, he's an Asgardian -- and both races have a very definite character that is everything to do with strength, pride, and the warriors' code (I say this as a descendant). That they all had light skin is a historical footnote. Idris Elba is every inch an Asgardian. To make it about melatonin as opposed to the actual character -- which he fully exemplifies -- does nothing but expose your prejudicial perspective on human worth.
Posted: 2 years, 3 months ago at May 16 9:00
Asgardians are from the Viking culture. Heinmdall is never described in viking litterature (like the Eddas) as a black god. So, he should look like a viking.

Idriss Elba could be a good Baron Samedi in Voodoo, but, as a Viking, he couldn't be credible.

It's not a question of footnote, but of credibility. But whiny leftists can't understand.
Posted: 1 year ago at Aug 10 7:01
people call whitewashing a problem and its socially acceptable because black people can get together in the comments section and talk about how bad whitewashing is. Then a list is made of roles that were ideally for white people and black people got the roles, and all the black people are furious. Reverse racism. White people are not allowed to be racist at all and black people are allowed to be. Its socially acceptable. Because events that took place that no one has experienced or been through and growing up with racism as a black person is very similar to growing up with sexism. So that part doesn't matter. Its stupid. Theres a battle of political stances in here. Left wing right wing, as if that means anything to this post. Left wing and right wing people can argue on the same things. saying all left people are media brainwashed to think and act a certain way earning the title of a leftist is too common and no one seems to say the thing about right wing people who are idealistically the brainwashed by media side, because anyone whos been around since the 40s and in the loop on the true sides of political scandels and changes knows why republican is all about brainwashing. The shit people bring up in topics like this.

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