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Several news outlets have mentioned or covered the development of ‘The Last Airbender’ film as well as the Racebending.com protest movement, including the Associated Press, the Los Angeles Times, the Washington Post, and the Boston Globe. Read archived articles in the posts below.
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At ComicCon 2012, Racebending.com hosted our second annual panel, titled “Creating Spaces for Diverse Characters and Representations.” Check out the complete video of the panel on our YouTube channel!
MacLeans interviewed Racebending.com co-founder Marissa Lee about the show Two Broke Girls: Three Stereotypes Walk Into a Diner The comedy, the biggest new hit of the TV season, has been pilloried for stereotypical, under-written minor characters. Most pilloried of all, beating out the lecherous Ukrainian cook and the elderly, jazz-loving black cashier, is Han (Matthew […]
On January 13th, 2012, CNN’s In America blog published a feature story by Stephanie Siek: “Is Hollywood ‘whitewashing’ Asian roles?”. Racebending.com is quoted and interviewed. Racebending.com, an international grassroots organization founded in 2009, protests what it sees as the “whitewashing” of film roles and pushes for the fair representation of minorities in media. Spokesman Michael […]
Racebending.com was excited to be contacted for an interview with The Guardian about Andrea Arnold’s new version of Wuthering Heights, which features an actor of color in the role of Heathcliff. See “How Heathcliff got a racelift” for full coverage. It was only when the movies started messing with works of pure fiction, however, that […]
On October 25th, 2011, CNN’s Marquee blog on Hollywood entertainment linked to Racebending.com’s early concerns about CBS’s sitcom “Two Broke Girls.” Critics claim ‘2 Broke Girls’ uses racial stereotypes New CBS comedy series “2 Broke Girls” is attracting criticism for their portrayal of a Korean character and their alleged use of racial stereotypes. The character […]
On March 14th, Jezebel writer Sarah Seltzer published a story on the casting of “The Hunger Games,” including quotes from her phone interview with Racebending.com co-founder Marissa Lee. Collins’ allusions to race aren’t exactly subtle, and the filmmakers apparent decision to ignore this aspect of the novel has led some fans to make an inarguable […]
Here’s a round up of all of the online news coverage Racebending.com’s advocacy efforts for the Runaways casting received. Articles from Backstage Magazine, Pacific Citizen, UGO.com, Techland, and more…
A collection of quotes from film critics and articles that mention the casting controversy surrounding The Last Airbender.