Literal jar of mayonnaise went through the usually steps that most white actors do when being confronted on race and representation - deflecting, whitesplaining, blocking, and finally deleting their twitter account.
Highlights from this exchange:
-thinks it's one of the most diverse Marvel shows on Netflix
-believes changing Danny's race would completely change his character while the white savior trope is just a character flaw
-Hey, there's Colleen!
[If you want to see the other half of the exchange]
That's great and all but you do see why Danny Rand being white is problematic right? https://t.co/K2zdJYHIO5— AsyiKinney 🍍 (@AsyiqinHaron) March 5, 2017
Making Danny Asian doesn't change his character though............https://t.co/388nnjLYb0— AsyiKinney 🍍 (@AsyiqinHaron) March 6, 2017
The frustration isn't only with me. There's been many articles and petitions for Danny to be Asian. Maybe read some.https://t.co/pxNYD02A6j— AsyiKinney 🍍 (@AsyiqinHaron) March 6, 2017
The white saviour trope was never progressive to begin with and it will never be. It needs to be retired. https://t.co/trRQbxcgfj— AsyiKinney 🍍 (@AsyiqinHaron) March 6, 2017
BUT ARE YOU UNDERSTANDING THO pic.twitter.com/QEGwFupFMq— AsyiKinney 🍍 (@AsyiqinHaron) March 6, 2017
From a Nerdist interview: "I understand where this frustration comes from. I understand the need for more diversity in television and films, especially for Asian actors. I understand that frustration. I agree with it, and I stand in solidarity with that voice. Now what frustrated me about this particular case is that people haven’t seen the show. They don’t know what we’re doing it with it. And actually, what we’re doing with it is very interesting and we’re tackling issues of what people are upset about. Danny is not a white savior. Danny can’t even save himself, let alone an entire race of people.”
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Reminder that we could have had Lewis Tan instead