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Live-Action ‘Aladdin’ Controversy Casts Shadow on ‘Black Panther’

Live-Action ‘Aladdin’ Controversy Casts Shadow on ‘Black Panther’

By Guru Ramanathan, Staff Writer

February 13, 2018


Filed under Arts, Film

If you were ready to applaud Disney for its efforts towards casting minorities on “Black Panther,” its upcoming “Aladdin” live-action remake says otherwise.

Not Since “Tiffany’s:” The 10 Worst Whitewashing Incidents in Film

Not Since “Tiffany’s:” The 10 Worst Whitewashing Incidents in Film

By Ryan Mikel, Entertainment Editor

October 5, 2017


Filed under Arts, Entertainment

Whitewashing is a casting practice in film in which white actors are cast in historically non-white character roles. Explore WSN's picks for the Top 10, or in this case, Bottom 10 incidents of whitewashing in film.

Hollywood’s Turbulent Relationship with Asian-American Actors

Hollywood’s Turbulent Relationship with Asian-American Actors

By Abe Selby, Contributing Writer

October 5, 2017


Filed under Arts

A passionate look at Hollywood's turbulent relationship with Asian-American actors.

Whitewashing and the Monetary Excuse in Blockbusters and Indies

Whitewashing and the Monetary Excuse in Blockbusters and Indies

By Ryan Quan, Contributing Writer

September 29, 2016


Filed under Arts, Film

Whitewashing has been and continues to be a practice in the film industry that is heavily criticized and disputed, and racial representation is an issue that plagues both independent and blockbuster films alike.