From SequentialTart.com - editorial that ties the Last Airbender casting to the Josh Tyler article. Good reading!
An hilarious entry on The Playlist about the casting and about the fans. XD
PLEASE NOTE - SLAGGING RATHBONE OFF IN THE MTV ARTICLE'S COMMENTS WILL DO NOTHING MORE THAN HAVE PEOPLE DISMISS US AS EASILY AS HE DISMISSES RACIST ISSUES. Please carefully think about what you say if you comment. Focus on the movie-makers, not the actors!
The best part about this is being people who aren't even interested/familiar with in the Avatar series are voicing their anger over this --
Jackson Rathbone Talks Upcoming Last Airbender Film
"Airbender" has already begun to face a bit of controversy over the casting of white actors like Rathbone, Ringer and McCartney to play Asian characters — a concern the actor was quick to dismiss. "I think it's one of those things where I pull my hair up, shave the sides, and I definitely need a tan," he said of the transformation he'll go through to look more like Sokka. "It's one of those things where, hopefully, the audience will suspend disbelief a little bit."(bold is mine)Okay. Okay.
1) I know MTV Films is a producer of this movie.
2) I can clearly see the market they're appealing to, based on the article's comments:
I think all this talk about Asian actors is silly. I'm sorry, but... it's an American show. I never got that they were supposed to be Asian. LOL.Also: *FACE. PALM*3) I appreciate the fact that MTV has said "the casting of white actors...to play Asian characters" (bold is mine).
So there you have it YET AGAIN, folks. Avatar is Asian. Yeah, not just the food, culture, clothes, mannerisms, beliefs, combat, architecture, music, hairstyles, landmasses, art, writing - THE CHARACTERS ARE ALSO ASIAN. But apparently it's not a big deal to have an all-white main cast?
you can feel my rage?***
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***DISCLAIMER: (Can you believe I have to Disclaimer this??) No, I don't hate Jackson Rathbone, or judge him or think he's a horrible human being. I know he's just an innocent sweet darling 24-year old child actor who can't catch a break and is struggling to get a movie role, poor underappreciated fella!