Casting a black guy, Sam Jackson, to play a white character, Nick Furry: THAT’S COOL BY US!
Casting a white guy to play a character of untold race, with an Indian sounding name: THAT’S WHITE WASHING! RACIST PIGS!
LOGIC need not apply on this website.
All it took was one minute of searching.
And you wanna know why we’re pissed they hired Bendydick whateverthefuck? Because it IS whitewashing. There is NO reason that Kahn should have been played by a white guy. Kahn was created in the 20th century, so the change in timeline should NOT have effected his race. It is a simple conclusion; he was hired because logistical, intelligent, strong POC in movies are a rarity. They NEEDED another white guy.
By the way, Nick Furry’s race is never specified either.
Nick Fury’s race is never specified? Damn sure wasn’t black… That’s obvious. His race was identified though as being Italian. Swing and a miss. Also, the Nick Fury your pointing out, the Ultimate Nick Fury, isn’t the same as the Nick Fury character used in the Avengers. Different universe entirely. In that universe the Red Skull is Captain America’s son! So no, that’s not even the right Nick Fury, and they still made him a different color.
Also, the original guy who played KHAN* was Mexican. Not Indian. Hell, he wasn’t even that dark in his complexion and looked like a white guy. So stop. Just stop.
Alright, wrong Universe. My mistake, i’m not big into the Avengers.. Even so, you’re detracting from the main issue YOU brought up; the fact that they hired BC to play a role he was obviously not racially fit for.
KHAN*’s race was never brought up or defined. He was created, so how could they? But under your argument of “well, he’s obviously not black”, Khan was obviously not white. Khan was darker, and with a mix of his name and appearance, was cast or at least taken as Indian. And even if you say it doesn’t matter, for it was never specified, it is still apparent he is not white. And his actor looks white? What? Montalban in his role as Khan looked pretty damned non-white, from his features to his tone.
From a hardcore ST fan, it angers me. In this universe, how on EARTH does it make sense? It doesn’t. It really, really doesnt. How did the change in the timeline effect his making? It couldn’t have. He was white, to play on the whole “pretty-boys-in-space” thing these new movies have going on. They chose BC due to his popularity from Sherlock, which unlocked an entire new audience to the movies. Nothing more. This is an opinion, however, and this is a debate. The facts from my original post still stand; the numbers of POC in entertainment are low to none. Especially Indian actors, which should have been the first choice of whomever directed this movie. Roddenberry’s fight for equality in entertainment should have been upheld in respect to his series.
Sorry if i’m coming off a snarky, just love ST!