Media Consumers for Entertainment Equality
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.
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!
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.
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.”
The Official Racebending.com Press Release (current for June 2010)
Racebending.com surveyed our supporters last year. Here are the results taken from over 1,200 responses.
Earlier today, the Facebook group People Against Racebending: Protest of the Cast of The Last Airbender Movie was removed by Facebook.