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Is This Okay? • Let's Talk About Whitewashing In Hollywood

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We’re back with another episode of Is This Okay? On this episode, we talked about recent movies with white actors playing people of color, raising the question: Is whitewashing in Hollywood okay?

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For this episode, we had our friends Claudia and Nick (both actors) come in and give us their perspective on the subject.

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Daysha was inspired to start the dialogue after watching Kubo and the Two Strings...

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...where there was only one Japanese voiceover actor in the film.

The film recently sparked controversy on whitewashing in Hollywood.
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The film recently sparked controversy on whitewashing in Hollywood.

But the problem was deeper than white actors playing people of color, especially when socioeconomics come into play.

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And there haven't been many examples of actors of color depicting stories that are about white people.

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Nick said that he hopes to eventually see families of color represented without the focus being on racial issues.

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But as technology grows, so does media, and different artists of color are finding ways to share their stories without going through big studios.

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But the studios need to be committed to creating equal opportunities for everyone.

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