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‘Ghost In The Shell’ whitewashing controversy


Matthew St. Clair – Special to the Southern News When the first still of the film adaptation of the Japanese manga “Ghost In The Shell” that featured Scarlett Johansson in costume was released, the film started trending on Twitter. But for the wrong reasons because Johansson, a white actress, is playing a character that is Japanese. There has also been speculation

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Whitewashing in Modern Film


Jessica Pellegrino – General Assignment Reporter Recently, a trailer was released for the upcoming “historical” film Stonewall, which chronicles the 1969 Stonewall riot, a quintessential movement in the progression of gays rights. The only problem? The film depicts the leader of the movement as a cisgender, white, homosexual male, when in reality, the movement was lead, in part, by a black transgender

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