Media Consumers for Entertainment Equality
Learn more about ‘Avatar: The Last Airbender’ animated series and ‘The Last Airbender’ film.
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 […]
Avatar: The Last Airbender creators sketch and sign books for fans in Los Angeles. Racebending.com and other fans showed up to meet them and celebrate the art of the animated series.
For people unfamiliar with Racebending.com, we hope these statements will help you understand where we are coming from, and why we are protesting films like The Last Airbender.
After centuries of giving value to the color of a person’s skin, attempting to push race aside now also pushes aside the struggles that many people have gone through because of the value placed on their skin. Colorblindness is passive. It helps maintain the status quo.
Ebert: “If I’d been making “The Last Airbender,” I would probably have decided the story was so well- known to my core audience that it would be a distraction to cast those roles with white actors. I’m guessing, but I suspect the American group most under-represented in modern Hollywood is young Asian-American males.”
Is Paramount Pictures actually less diverse this decade than they were in the one that just passed? Racebending.com examines who Paramount has given top billing from 2000 to present and beyond.
Racebending.com hosted a fan table at WonderCon 2010. Check out our photos and report from this event!
Racebending.com surveyed our supporters last year. Here are the results taken from over 1,200 responses.
A brief biography on Mako Iwamatsu (Avatar: The Last Airbender voice actor for Uncle Iroh), who spent his entire career fighting discrimination in Hollywood.
How Paramount Pictures markets Prince Zuko and other characters of color in “The Last Airbender.”