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Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
« Reply #375 on: May 14, 2022, 10:00:05 AM »

The race of the character doesn't matter, as long as they look like the character.  So if they want to have black man playing bond, they better slather him with enough pink makeup to make him look Scottish.

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Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
« Reply #376 on: May 14, 2022, 11:47:29 AM »

The worm turns.

Anyone remember the author, Tony Hillerman, and his Jim Chee mysteries set on the Navajo reservation? In 1991 Robert Redford made a movie out of one of the books, The Dark Wind.. It starred Lou Diamond Phillips (who is not Native American except for a trace of Cherokee on his father's side) as Jim Chee. There was so much negative publicity about casting a non-Native American in the primary role that the film was never released, even though it was completed.

But suddenly it's not only okay but de riguer to cast Hispanics as old, white British colonists, black women as a womanizing as Scottish sectret agent, yada, yada. Next up: a transgender "female" bodybuilder as Wonder Woman. And it will use them/their as its pronouns.

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Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
« Reply #377 on: May 14, 2022, 11:59:13 AM »

Both the Japanese and Chinese will throw fits if a Chinese is used to portray a Japanese character and vice versa. Memoirs of a Geisha being a notable example
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Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
« Reply #378 on: May 14, 2022, 06:33:52 PM »

Then there's Steven Seagal's On Deadly Ground, in which Joan Chen (a Chinese-American) plays an Eskimo chief's daughter. At one point in the fim Seagal asks her if she can ride a horse, to which she replies, "Of course -- I'm a Native American." Leaving us to suppose, I guess, that all Eskimo villages have a few horses scattered about in case their sled dogs need a day off.

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Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
« Reply #379 on: May 15, 2022, 07:04:12 AM »

Then there's Steven Seagal's On Deadly Ground, in which Joan Chen (a Chinese-American) plays an Eskimo chief's daughter. At one point in the fim Seagal asks her if she can ride a horse, to which she replies, "Of course -- I'm a Native American." Leaving us to suppose, I guess, that all Eskimo villages have a few horses scattered about in case their sled dogs need a day off.

Bet she could put away the firewater, too.
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Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
« Reply #380 on: May 15, 2022, 07:43:56 AM »

Then there's Steven Seagal's On Deadly Ground, in which Joan Chen (a Chinese-American) plays an Eskimo chief's daughter. At one point in the fim Seagal asks her if she can ride a horse, to which she replies, "Of course -- I'm a Native American." Leaving us to suppose, I guess, that all Eskimo villages have a few horses scattered about in case their sled dogs need a day off.

There was a lot more wrong with that movie than the chinese casting.  Also, in the 90's this wasn't really a topic of outrage.

Let's not forget the time Sean Connery used a squint and spray tan to be Japanese.  Probably wouldn't fly today.

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Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
« Reply #381 on: May 15, 2022, 07:55:13 AM »

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Let's not forget the time Sean Connery used a squint and spray tan to be Japanese.  Probably wouldn't fly today.[/quote]

That was not casting, it was a disguise his James Bond character used to infiltrate the evil Japanese overlord's lair.
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