Media Consumers for Entertainment Equality
Q. Regarding the upcoming M. Night Shyamalan vehicle The Last Airbender, what do you think about the whitewashing of the production […] ?Arlene C. Harris
A. Wrong. The original series Avatar: The Last Airbender was highly regarded and popular for three seasons on Nickelodeon. Its fans take it for granted that its heroes are Asian. Why would Paramount and Shyamalan go out of their way to offend these fans? There are many young Asian actors capable of playing the parts.
We thank Mr. Ebert for his willingness to advocate for fair Hollywood casting. We look forward to reading his review of the film.
In June 2010, Ebert answered another fan question about The Last Airbender. Read More Here
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