Well, Fuck You Too, Hollywood.
Don't give me bullshit about how the Avatar universe ISN'T EARTH and thus ANYBODY can play the characters - the Avatar universe was DEFINITELY inspired by Asian cultures. I don't watch the show, BUT ANY FUCKING IDIOT WITH EYES CAN SEE THAT, OKAY?
And Jackson fucking Rathbone is starting to piss me right off:
Due in theaters in summer 2010, "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.
Where the HELL do you get off dismissing the major DIMINISHING OF A WHOLE SET OF PEOPLE, Rathbone? How the HELL do you assume that a hairstyle, lack of facial hair and a FUCKING TAN will make you ANY LESS WHITE, ANY MORE ASIAN?
"It's one of those things where, hopefully, the audience will suspend disbelief a little bit."
A little bit? You mean A LOT! A VERY FUCKING LOT OF DISBELIEF!
Talk about an overinflated sense of entitlement!
(Actually, I was pissed off about this much earlier, but just haven't had the time to articulate myself.)