absinthe_spoons wrote: However, he is perceived to be white, which with regards to Hollywood and the media is what matters, and Noah's casting is not the only problem with the casting, so it would hardly leave this "campaign" in ruins.
I would have to disagree with that one, because the argument the racebenders are advocating so passionatley is that Hollywood refuses to give Asian's lead roles in high-budget movies. If Noah Ringer is asian, then that argument falls by the wayside.
- Now, the other stance is that minorites in general do not get a fair shot in Hollywood.
Let's take a look at the main cast here.
Nicola Peltz - Russian
Dev Patel - Indian
Jackson Rathbone - Born in SIngapore other than that his Ethnicity is unknown.
Noah Ringer - One big ?! However, looks asian to some, looks white to some.
Cliff Curits - Maori
Shaun Toub - Persian
Jessica Andres - Filipino
Seychelle Gabriel - Spanish/ Caucasian
Toph - Will be Asian.
Wow, from the looks of it, that is really RACISM at it's best right? NOT!