Media Consumers for Entertainment Equality
Learn more about ‘Avatar: The Last Airbender’ animated series and ‘The Last Airbender’ film.
The Wall Street Journal posts a new picture of Korra and lists the lead voice acting cast!
A thorough timeline of the events surrounding the casting controversy, from 2002 to 2010.
We include here statements from the casting call, protest actions by Asian American advocacy groups, and actions by media professionals in response to the controversy.
“Our primary concern is fair and accurate portrayals of people of color and Noah Ringer identifying as American Indian does not change our concerns. Minorities are not and should not be monolithically interchangable. The presence of a minority lead does not change the stereotypes reinforced by The Last Airbender.“
M. Night Shyamalan has repeatedly said that his movie, The Last Airbender (2010) is “the most culturally diverse tent-pole [movie] in history” and that “everyone is represented.” But did the movie live up to his claims? This seven-part article explores the depictions of underrepresented groups in The Last Airbender. “Except for a few lines from [...]
A collection of quotes from film critics and articles that mention the casting controversy surrounding The Last Airbender.
On July 1st, Racebending.com, Asian American organizations and other concerned members of the public gathered to protest the discriminatory casting of The Last Airbender in front of theaters!
Racebending.com’s email correspondence with Paramount Pictures President Adam Goodman.
Actor Dante Basco (voice actor of Zuko in Avatar: The Last Airbender) blogs his insights on the Airbender casting controversy.
Join Racebending.com on Thursday July 1, as we protest the discriminatory casting practices in The Last Airbender!
As with any movie adaptation, there are bound to be changes. However, fans are always interested in what’s different between a film and the source material. This is intended to shed light on what has changed, not to pass judgment (positive or negative) on the changes. The lists below are meant to document the differences [...]