Whitewashing

John Cho. An Asian man with hair combed back stands in front of a black Background

ICYMI: John Cho to Lead Netflix's 'Cowboy Bebop'

Cho’s casting in the anime is a win for the meme-turned-movement #StarringJohnCho, which showed what major films would look like if they cast more Asian actors in lead roles.

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Creators Promise Not to Whitewash New 'Avatar: The Last Airbender' Series

Michael DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko insist they won’t repeat the mistakes of M. Night Shyamalan’s 2010 live-action film adaptation of the animated series.

Rob Bonta in dark grey suit with red tie behind brown podium and in front of brown wall

ICYMI: Why California's API Caucus Made Diversity in Filmmaking the Law

“We were just sick of the whitewashing.”

Asian man in dark grey blazer and pink dress shirt in front of light grey wall with black and orange text and insignia

Daniel Dae Kim Discusses Hollywood Pay Disparity and Racial Equity in New Q&A

The Korean-American actor will star in the “Hellboy” role that White actor Ed Skrein vacated.

White man in grey suit with black shirt in front of green and orange and grey cans and white wall with red text

Following Whitewashing Criticism, Actor Ed Skrein Withdraws from Originally-APIA 'Hellboy' Role

“It is clear that representing this character in a culturally accurate way holds significance for people, and that to neglect this responsibility would continue a worrying tendency to obscure ethnic minority stories and voices in the arts.” 

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WWII Film Casts White Actor as Native Hawaiian, Critics Accuse Production of Whitewashing

Zachary McGowan will portray Benehakaka “Ben” Kanahele—a Native Hawaiian who earned a Purple Heart for his heroics during World War II—in the upcoming “Niʻihau.”

Black man in four quadrants with altered face in front of grey wall

FaceApp Removes 'Spark' Filter Following Whitewashing Accusations

The filter, initially called “Hot,” artificially Whitened users’ faces. 

Lights of Soho set up for the "Ghost in The Shell" London Gala Screening After Party on March 23, 2017, in London, United Kingdom.

Paramount Blames 'Ghost in the Shell' Flop on Whitewashing Controversy, Bad Reviews

The film cost $110 million to make yet only brought in $19 million its opening weekend.

White man's face on animated Asian girl's body with Black hair and green and blue outfit against blue sky with green and red trees

Twitter Salutes 'The Great Wall's' Whitewashing with #ThankYouMattDamon

Comedian Jenny Yang launched the trending hashtag during a premiere of the film, which stars Damon as a European mercenary in Song Dynasty-era China.

Constance Wu in purple top, red background

Eight of Hollywood's 'Fierce Asians' Share Tales of Industry Racism

Constance Wu, Margaret Cho, Ken Jeong and more Asian-American performers and directors offer words of caution and inspiration in a new Mashable article.

Donald Glover in white dress shirt and navy blazer

Donald Glover, Voice of 'Miles Morales,' 'In Talks' to Join 'Spider-Man: Homecoming'

Which brings back the question: why isn’t he playing Spider-Man? 

Awkwafina in glasses on left, Margaret Cho with short black hair and white face makeup on right

WATCH: Awkwafina and Margaret Cho Lampoon Asian Stereotypes on Edgy 'Green Tea'

“Flip a stereotype, how an Asian bitch got concubines?” How, indeed. 

Left to right: Daniel Dae Kim in black jacket, Constance Wu in black top and B.D. Wong in black jacket

READ: Constance Wu, B.D. Wong and Other APIA Actors' Thoughts on Hollywood Whitewashing

Hint: They’re not fans of racist erasure. 

John Cho Thinks #StarringJohnCho 'Was Fantastic'

In a new interview, the “Star Trek” and “Selfie” star discusses racism against Asian-Americans and the anti-Whitewashing hashtag campaign that featured his name.

#StarringConstanceWu Is Officially A Thing

This new hashtag, inspired by #StarringJohnCho, imagines the “Fresh Off The Boat” star in top Hollywood films. 

#StarringJohnCho Reimagines Hollywood Blockbusters With Asian-American Lead

The website and social media campaign places the “Better Luck Tomorrow” and “Selfie” star in posters for well-known films with White leads. 

#WhitewashedOUT Tackles Hollywood's Erasure of Asian-Americans

The trending hashtag, created by Margaret Cho and The Nerds Of Color, emerged in response to Scarlett Johansson and Tilda Swinton’s controversial casting as originally Asian characters in two major studio films. 

Oh, the Whitewashing: Why #GhostInTheShell is Trending, in 7 Tweets

Anime fans are not pleased that Scarlett Johansson will star in a live-action remake of a beloved Japanese anime film.

This Guy Will Portray Michael Jackson on British TV

Remember Joseph Fiennes? He once played Shakespeare. Shakespeare, people.

Twitter is Not Feeling Whitewashed ‘Gods of Egypt’

Another day, another Hollywood erasure. For this go-‘round, Ancient Egyptians are looking mighty White.