racebending

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?

♥ Ko
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