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Netfix got woke

They're casting a black as Ciri in The Witcher which is set in medieval Poland.

Get woke go broke
Permalink Pied Piper 
September 10th, 2018 8:25pm
Permalink WikiBot 
September 10th, 2018 9:37pm
This is like the BBC's Troy, characters specifically described as blond are somehow cast as black. If this was reversed and the Black Panther was cast as white the SJWs would be screaming about racism.
Permalink Virgil Tracy 
September 11th, 2018 1:16am
Seems to me there are 2 choices:

1) Cast the best actor regardless of ethnicity, gender, etc.

2) Cast the person who best fits the role

The problem is that films/TV are often based on historical events or books where the characteristics are specified.

You wouldn't typically cast a black as Hitler or James Bond for instance.

If you specifically want a black person in your film, write a story that calls for a black person, eg. Black Panther.

Hollywood wants it both ways, they want to cash in on existing stories because they see them as a 'better bet', but they also want to virtue signal their wokeness by casting inappropriately.

You can't have it both ways.

Private companies have the right to produce what they like.

People have the right to choose how to spend their money.

Get woke go broke.
Permalink Barry Norman's Ghost 
September 11th, 2018 7:12am

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