This seems baffling to me, but somehow neither Jesse nor I have posted anything about The Last Airbender! (Right? I mean, I could be wrong, but I just skimmed all of our posts and I don’t think there’s anything there!) Anyway, I’m usually not much for these types of issues, but there has been quite a bit of controversy surrounding the casting calls made for the movie (coming out July 2). Of course I noticed that most of the main characters were white, but when I first heard about complaints from unhappy fans, I shrugged. For some reason, it didn’t really concern me. Today, however, I came across this comic strip by Gene Luen Yang that made me reconsider the subject. Take a look:
Despite all this, I’ve managed to stay pretty pumped for the upcoming film, and I definitely won’t be boycotting it. What do you think? Will you watch the movie?