milfordacademy (milfordacademy) wrote in ohnotheydidnt,
milfordacademy
milfordacademy
ohnotheydidnt

Supergirl's Saturn Girl is better known for doing brownface in India



In case you missed last night's ep of Supergirl, it was Saturn Girl's debut. She's played by Amy Jackson, a white British actress who made a career out of playing Indian women in South Indian movies in full brownface (dark contact lenses, dyed hair, darkened skin). When she first arrived in India, she could speak only English and couldn't dance, but local actresses were still passed over in her favour and she has since established a successful career and worked with huge stars such as Akshay Kumar and Rajinikanth.

When asked about if she cared about the criticism she got for doing brownface, she once replied:

"It’s terrible when people try to discriminate others because of being part of another country. I understand that some people say foreign girls should not be playing a part of an Indian girl, but then look at the likes of Leonardo Di Caprio who played a South African character in a film. It’s just an issue that a minority of the audience has. It is not something the mass population has a problem with."




In England, during her pageant days


Playing a white English woman


Oops that's brownface


Yikes


English lady modelling Tanishq wedding jewelry



sources 1 2
want to know more about Amy? here


ONTD, have you ever made a career out of being absolute trash? would you do brownface for money?
Tags: actor / actress, don't come to brazil, not today satan, supergirl (cw)
Subscribe
  • Post a new comment

    Error

    Comments allowed for members only

    Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

  • 106 comments
Previous
← Ctrl ← Alt
Next
Ctrl → Alt →
Previous
← Ctrl ← Alt
Next
Ctrl → Alt →