How to Blaspheme: On that Live-Action Death Note trailer

The Farmington Review

By Curtis Cole

                As you may have heard, Netflix is making a live-action Death Note film. Though the trailer released just a couple weeks ago, it has already generated an immense amount of animosity from fans and ordinary people alike. Why is because of the whitewashing: Death Note, being an Anime program, features, obviously, Asian people; not so in this live-action remake, though, which replaces the Asians with White people.

Whitewashing is hardly new. Properties from Avatar: The Last Airbender to the new Ghost in the Shell movie, all have been whitewashed. Such whitewashing will remind people of the #OscarsSoWhite controversy from some time back which took aim at the overwhelming amount of White people noticed by Hollywood at the expense of Persons of Color.

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