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replacing a character with an actor of another race/gender/sexuality is bad
this is just a weird, broad statement, tbh. if a movie is written well and is comprised of good performances, then IDGAF. you, i guess, want everything to be canonical? like...when you watch the last jedi, you're thinking about how the star wars christmas TV special plays into it?
it's bad because it ignites culture wars. replacing a black character with a white actor is bad. I think most people would agree with that because black characters are underrepresented in media. But there's a large gap between people who think replacing a white character with a black actor is bad or not bad. The conversation will go something like this
"replacing the white character with a black actor is bad. If the roles were switched it would be unacceptable"
"aw boo hoo! poor white people"
"I'm not saying white people have the same struggles as black people but there's a clear double standard here"
I personally don't care about what race is what but it does frustrate me when stuff like that happens. We'll never achieve racial harmony if we're saying "doing it one way is unacceptable but doing it the other way is ok". If you want to know why Trump got voted into presidency, that's a big reason why. You can continue to support that double standard but don't post in here wondering why people voted for over the top fascist candidates. This is a big reason why
also keep in mind that I call out bullshit where bullshit exists. If the Capital Insurrectionists were non-white, they would've been shot at. It would've been bad. That is a double standard that also needs to get fixed.
ultimately I just hate double standards because they insult my intelligence.