Tell me what you imagine when you think of Genghis Khan. Let me know if it's similar to a dude clad in thick fur and leather and metal armours, maybe with a little pointy helmet? Maybe bearded and mustachio'd? Looking all leader-like, definitely, right? Sword or bow in hand? Horses nearby (or he's riding one)?
Oh, and of course, Mongolian. right?
Well according to Hollywood, he's
MICKEY. ROURKE. AS GENGHIS KHAN.
I CAN'T. WORDS CANNOT EVEN EXPRESS THIS EXTENT OF BLATANT WHITE-WASHING YELLOWFACE.
I am so horrified. This is 21, Dragonball Z, The Last Airbender and Extraordinary Measures rolled into one ball of MASSIVE YELLOWFACE FAIL
Go on, someone - please play devil's advocate and justify how and why Mickey Rourke should play Genghis Khan. Please? I won't rage at you, I promise. I just want to know how this can be justified in ANYONE'S MIND. please, tell me?
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