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Finally- "Yellow Face" Avatar Documentary Released! 
16th-Jul-2010 12:12 am
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I hope I wasn't the only one waiting for this to come out!








So many sad comments. Luckily, there are some people whose comments lifted me up (but are they enough?). Geez... the guy asking the interviewers what they're doing in America... ugh. And not to sound racist, but the black people who were okay with Jackson possibly donning yellowface? LOL @ at the guy who tried to defend the casting ("To their credit..."???), but then he became speechless when he saw the "Caucasian or any other ethnicity" casting sheets. Ugh, Mickey Rooney. I've never seen the actual clip until now. I've only heard about it. I feel as if I'm about to vomit. All of the other yellowface movie clips are just as bad. LOL @ the casting assistant trying to explain the situation. "Well, you see, what happened was..."
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23rd-Aug-2010 03:49 am (UTC)
this comment is kind of late, but the part where the man said "then why are you in America?" is making me so angry i can't even contain myself. What does HE think America is?? Now I'm confused about what kind of country America really is!!
26th-Aug-2010 03:27 am (UTC)
It doesn't matter that you're "late." You still find these kinds of comments blood-boiling, as do I. Gross, huh.

America is supposed to be a multiracial and cultural country not catering to any specific person, but it seems white people are the preferred people. Many people think that this is the white man's (snd woman's) land, as if they were the only people throughout America's history. Who was there when Christopher Columbus "discovered" America? Who built the railroads? Who worked on the plantations?

I can't believe how many apologists are in this documentary, people who are okay with having a white boy play an Asian character, people who are okay with the prospect of yellowface. Not to sound racist, but even black people are okay with that! What if a white actor were doing blackface and not in a satirical way (and even at that it would be tiresome)?
26th-Aug-2010 03:42 am (UTC)
I still can't believe it--it just sounds like he thinks that whites are the owners and everyone else is just a guest, so they should just go with whatever the white people set. That's disgusting.

I would have LOVED it if they had said they preferred asians, since the characters are ASIAN, but I think they should have taken whoever had the most talent and whoever fit the role the best. After seeing the movie (unfortunately) and the atrocious acting, I don't see any excuse. I feel like they didn't really put any effort into casting. Not even to find good white actors.
That being said, I'm still shocked at how many people managed to easily be okay with the prospect of yellowface.
26th-Aug-2010 04:21 am (UTC)
With the white actors thing for Airbender, that's something I don't get. They're willing to gamble with white unknowns, but not Asian ones? This is Noah's first film, Nicola's cried in a Miley Cyrus video and was in some Christmas special, and Jackson's actually got some experience, but not many to get people to notice him, apparently. And they wanted Jesse McCartney for Zuko for cripes sake! They obviously don't care to find good actors, so why not get appropriate ones for the Asian characters?
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