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Latino actress Zegler cast as Snow White in Disney adaptation

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So… are Disney going to change the title of movie to something more inclusive too? Just asking for a friend.

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Good for her yet,

.,, hopefully, ‘People’ are tiring of Disney’s apparent and, almost insulting, revisionist marketing to appeal or appease ALL demographics.

Grow Up, Disney! and depict the world ‘as it is’, with both its past and present faults, not to ‘what & how Disney wants young minds indoctrinated to believe is ‘rea’l or possible’.

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Next, will disney cast an Asian trans to play Aladdin's Jasmine?

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Instead of remaking old stories over and over with more inclusive casting why not try to come,up with something new?

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So the title will be "Off White"?

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This Disney casting is not so controversial as being publicized, nor that ‘virtuously’ diverse. While the actress Zegler’s mother is Colombian, her father is Polish.

Oh! Btw: Her ‘West Side Story” character ‘Maria’ originated as a “Puerto Rican-American”.

Should Spielberg have searched for more specific ‘representation’ or is the general term “Latino” a “safe space” for ALL potential audiences?

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While Going forward, Disney and Hollywood have now become very specific in wanting to match the ethnicity and identity of even ‘unseen’ “voice-actors” with the characters to be depicted on screen, so, . . .

*- @Hervé L'Eisa 8:10am: “Next, will disney cast an Asian trans to play Aladdin's Jasmine?*

THAT general term “Asian” can include a ‘plethora’ of races & cultures from across a broad expanse of the Earth. So, your proposed scenario may not be 100% consistent with their current equal ‘representation’ policies, unless they get more specific in casting.

Aladdin” is a name of Arabic origin and “Jasmine” is a name of Persian origin. His Arabian Nights tale is centered around a city near the River Jordan, a river & country in the Arabic Peninsula of southwestern Asia. (Yes, some will claim an even older, similar story originated from China but think you’r inquiring about the above story, right?)

Since that’s now settled, . . .

what specifically do you mean by “*trans**”? *

And, how would that be related to her specific characterization and representation of presumedly Persians or Middle-East Asians with Persian names?
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...portrayed by white actresses follows Disney's 2019 announcement that R&B singer Halle Bailey, who is Black...

I have a bone to pick with the style guide here. I can get behind the capitalization of races - that makes sense to me. However, capitalizing one race but not another? I can't understand the logic. This offends me linguistically.

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However, capitalizing one race but not another? I can't understand the logic.

There is no logic. You must follow woke rules. Resistance is futile.

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There is no logic. You must follow woke rules. Resistance is futile.

Hear hear! Resistance is... futile I say!

But enough with the bellyaching. Any ideas?

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It looks like people's concerns here is "skin-deep".

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You could cast a table lamp as Snow White and it would still be more convincing than John Wayne as Genghis Khan.

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Are there not any tales from Latin American culture for Disney to ruin with their sugar-coated happy endings, and corny sing alongs….

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They should remake The Last Samurai with Tom Cruise as the Japanese guy and Ken Watanabe as the American one.

In terms of average height, it probably makes more sense than the original casting.

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I'm always pleased to see how many Disney fans there are here. They have lots of opinions on their films, and are upset about everything they do.

Weirdly, they almost all seem to say, "I will never watch these films, and haven't for years". OK.

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Movies are not made for creative or artistic reasons. It's not like theatre, which is cheap to produce. Movies are expensive investments. Like any investor, the studios are attempting to secure the value of their back catalogues by remaking classic movies with gender flipping, blackwashing and ethnicity matching.

If you liked a movie, get it on DVD whilst you still can, before they supress the original versions.

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If you are huffing and puffing Latino.

Your will need immediate resuscitation when you catch sight of the  seven dwarfs

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Why is this OK, but Lin-Manuel Miranda gets roasted by the left for not casting Hispanics who are also of African descent?

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You cant cast a white actress in a traditionally non white part without facing a huge barrage of controversy. This choice should face exactly the same sort of barrage but it wont because of anti white sentiment. Every opportunity to point out faults in white people is taken and run with.

Either everyone is able to portray anyone (the epitome of acting) or everyone should be expected to only portray their own niche. No straight guys portraying gay parts, no gay actors portraying straight parts.

Equality means everyone is treated the same and held to the same standards. Trying to restrict White people based on color because others see the past of white privilege and think now it's their turn to face discrimination while everyone else gets privilege is as wrong as the past.

Personally I have no problem with any actor or actress playing any part regardless of who or how it has been portrayed in the past. Black actors can portray white actors or do parts with "white face" and vice versa. Both have been done in the past and it is artistic choice. Some will always take issue with one but not the other and to me that is hypocrisy.

Same standards for all, same rights for all. Anything else is discrimination.

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Snow Not So White.

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This stuff is getting out of hand!

A few years back my son who was born and raised in Japan got the lead role in a play in North America, playing a Japanese Edo period character, only to be replaced because the "Asian" community complained he wasn't really Asian, he was replaced by a North America born ethnic Chinese and then the had the gall to ask my son to help this guy learn to pronounce the few Japanese lines he had to say.

My son told them a few choice words before returning to Japan were they have no problem with him playing either a Japanese or foreign character.

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Is this not the same appropriation as having a white actor playing a black role? This character was clearly white.

Not that I have a problem with this, actors are people literally paid to pretend to be something they're not, but woke people who support this while screaming about cultural appropriation of a white person wears braids, need to be ignored by society.

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The casting of a Latino actress for a Disney princess role traditionally portrayed by white actresses follows Disney's 2019 announcement that R&B singer Halle Bailey, who is Black, will play Ariel in "The Little Mermaid."

Why announce she is Latino? Why draw racial lines? For a Disney movie. Just to please the woke, leftist, critical race throes proponents?

Express sisterJune 25  04:19 pm JST

I'm always pleased to see how many Disney fans there are here. They have lots of opinions on their films, and are upset about everything they do.

Weirdly, they almost all seem to say, "I will never watch these films, and haven't for years". OK.

Have a good time watching the movie!

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she looks exactly like snow white is amazing. Cant wait to see this live remake :)

and too naysayers she is basically white, remember Emma Watson played the French role of Belle? Or when Zhang Ziyi played a Geisha? Its acting and its just a role. Its art at the end of the day :)

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Black actors can portray white actors or do parts with "white face" and vice versa.

I have a problem with it when a character was described one way but portrayed in a way that is not even close to the original material.

For example, the AWFUL "adaptation" of A Wizard of Earthsea - it was a complete whitewash of what should have been dark-skinned characters. (That, and it was simply terrible.)

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snowymountainhellJune 25  10:47 am JST

While Going forward, Disney and Hollywood have now become very specific in wanting to match the ethnicity and identity of even ‘unseen’ “voice-actors” with the characters to be depicted on screen, so, . . .

Some stories can and are performed by actors in various ways. For instance Shakespeare plays are performed by actors of every color and race. James Earl Jones and George Takei are examples.

When it comes to voice acting it shouldn't matter one bit. There's been a stupid ruckus about Apu in the Simpsons being voiced by a white man. There is an occupation called 'dialect coaching'.

Besides, can you always tell a person's ethnicity just by their appearance? Aishwarya Rai is an Indian actress, she's Causasian but not white (European). Yet she could pass for 'white'. I've also seen and met Arabian, Turkish and Latina women who could be mistaken for 'white' as well. it's all subjective and some people just get too hung about a bunch of nothing.

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So if there were a traditional African story about a Queen, and a white actress were cast in the lead role, that would be cool?

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Have a good time watching the movie!

I'm sure the movie-watching experience will be fine. I don't know if I'll enjoy the movie or not. It might be awful. Most Disney live-action remakes are. But it's not because of the race or gender of the characters. It's because they're badly written and cynical.

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So if there were a traditional African story about a Queen, and a white actress were cast in the lead role, that would be cool?

White actresses have been cast as the African queen Cleopatra on several occasions. It's surprising that you do not know this.

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Israeli actress Gal Gadot has been cast as *Cleopatra **@CommodorePerry 4:45pm. **The real Queen of Egypt was Macedonian and NOT born from one of the indigenous peoples of African continent***.

“It's surprising that you do not know this.” -

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