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Danielm80
Danielm80
Wed, May 10, 2017 4:14pm
Dent
Dent
Thu, May 11, 2017 12:59am

Literally the whitest dude. Did no one question this upstairs?

Bluejay
Bluejay
reply to  Dent
Thu, May 11, 2017 2:35am

If “upstairs” is all white dudes, then I’m not surprised that no one did.

MaryAnn Johanson
reply to  Dent
Thu, May 11, 2017 9:03am

Clueless white privilege strikes again.

Owen1120
Owen1120
reply to  Dent
Sat, May 13, 2017 8:55pm

He’s literally playing a Russian man on Agents of Shield right now. Other characters actually call him “the Russian guy”.

LaSargenta
LaSargenta
Fri, May 12, 2017 6:44pm

Can his descendants sue for misrepresentation? I mean, this is story about something that happened not that long ago. there must still be family and I would think there is some right they could have under law about representation… of course, the moviemakers would claim it is “art” and therefore exempt from this I suppose.

MaryAnn Johanson
reply to  LaSargenta
Sat, May 13, 2017 9:14am

They could potentially be onboard with this, if they were desperate enough and took some money for their cooperation. :-(

MaryAnn Johanson
reply to  Bluejay
Sun, May 14, 2017 1:56pm

I was afraid that was going to be a defense!

Bluejay
Bluejay
reply to  MaryAnn Johanson
Sun, May 14, 2017 4:44pm

Nope! Apparently, though, Zach McGowan’s relatives are out defending him on Twitter. Jeff Yang responds to one of them in this thread:

https://twitter.com/originalspin/status/863551008412057601

dionwr
dionwr
Mon, May 15, 2017 5:28pm

*sigh*

“Until there is an Hawaiian movie star to play such a role, we are forced to use this alleged movie star (who 99% of the people on this planet wouldn’t know from Adam) who just happens to be white. In the meantime, we’ll keep working to ensure that there never is an Hawaiian movie star.”

Bluejay
Bluejay
reply to  dionwr
Mon, May 15, 2017 6:05pm

They could have cast Jason Momoa, who IS a Hawaiian movie star (born in Hawaii and half Native Hawaiian).

Filmmakers: “But Momoa looks nothing like Ben Kanahele!”

Me (after cracking a rib laughing): “Oh, and you think Zach McGowan does?”

Bluejay
Bluejay
Tue, May 16, 2017 4:49pm