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avatar racefail, part III

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Dec. 16th, 2008 | 02:37 pm
mood: tiredtired


From ciderpress , here.
 

During our early Christmas dinner this weekend, the oldest of the nephews, who is 13, brought up the subject of the incredibly white child actors that had been picked for the film version. The three of them were confused and disappointed but unable to articulate exactly why. Then the youngest, all of 7 years old, asked me whether this meant that he couldn't be Aang when he played Avatar with his friends from now on.


I know a lot of you probably skim right past my hysterical flailings of social justice wrath, but even if you're one of those people, please do read this post.  And then go here.  
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go make some new disaster

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from: ali_wildgoose
date: Dec. 16th, 2008 07:53 pm (UTC)
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It breaks my heart. I don't even know what to say anymore.

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from: epic_socks
date: Dec. 18th, 2008 11:23 pm (UTC)
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They asked Jesse McCartney to play Zuko. Jesse. McCartney. Jesse. Fucking. McCartney. What the fuck were they thinking?
Dante Basco, who did Zuko's voice, would have been perfect! And they picked Jesse McCartney!
(btw, I know you know this. I'm just venting.)

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