Media Consumers for Entertainment Equality
Historically, the Academy Awards has rewarded whitewashing at the expense of opportunities for actors of color.
“I think when a story is well told, with authenticity and love, it has the potential to illuminate many perspectives and strike empathy in many different people.” Critical analysis of the diasporic experience presented in Avatar: The Last Airbender.
Whitewashed casting has undermined a progressive franchise.
The Crow reboot is having difficulty locating a white male lead to play the role originated by Brandon Lee
What happens when a prominent adult film producer creates a homage to one of the few television shows with an Asian American character–and decides to depict that character in blatant yellowface? Guest blogger N’jaila Rhee takes on the subject of yellowface in the adult film industry.
Holly Black and Sarah Rees Brennan share their experiences as allies and authors in the YA field!
In “47 Ronin,” Keanu Reeves plays an outcast, reinforcing old Hollywood tropes.
Missing partners and different identifications– Ben Affleck and Tony Mendez respond to whitewashing accusations
Cloud Atlas is a beautiful movie, but its use of yellowface undermines its message
Daniel York guest blogs for Racebending.com on “The Orphan of Zhao” whitewashing protest and his experiences as a working actor in the UK.