That’s it. That’s her story.
This is why I love donna
Casting appreciation gif.
This seriously pisses me off because TWO men of the “correct” ethnicity/race were asked to play the role of Khan. I don’t remember their names because this back when Into Darkness was in casting yo but they BOTH DECLINED.
So there’s a HUGE difference between “well, we asked the best in the business and they both said no, so we should go with another actor of the ‘incorrect’ race who is also very well suited for the role” and doing what the Hunger Games did which is literally only let white girls audition for Katniss.
When actors decline there is fuckall you can do. It’s shitty, no doubt, that Khan ended up being white, but BC did a great job in the role, while knowing he was third choice. I won’t begrudge him for taking it, and I won’t begrudge the casting crew for going with him after their best actors declined.
well said tumblr user grimdarkthroes
having exhausted the only two brown actors in the world jj abrams had no choice but to reluctantly cast benedict pastyface as northern indian sikh dictator khan noonien singh
poor jj, we feel your pain
dont be a douche
BC did a great job
if you make race the issue, it’ll always be an issue
YES, finally someone accepting that while whitewashing may have happened, it does not detract from the fact that BC was FUCKING AWESOME.
There’s also the fact that the original Khan was a Mexican-born Spanish man wearing brownface, and that if they DID cast an Indian, they’d STILL be called racist for making the villain a “foreign race.” Whitewashing is the least of JJ’s issues, and these SJW will always find fault in anything. Which, sadly, damages their cause.
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