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New Mutants Director Tries to Justify White Washing, Doesn't Get It



 Asked about casting Henry Zaga to play Roberto, who is Afro-Brazilian, read as black in the comic and whose origins touch on anti-Black racism in Brazil, Josh Boone had this to say:

  • Wanted to cast a real Brazilian

  • Saw 300 of himself, black, brown, lighter-skinned actors

  • Wanted to find the best actor, closest to the vision in his head

  • There was nobody like Henry

  • If it wasn't for Henry he might have found someone dark skinned

  • It was never about skin color for him #Colorblind

About the racism in Brazil:

  • Didn't care, wanted to represent Brazil in a positive way

  • Wanted someone who looked like they grew up rich (which obviously meant white, duh )



Just like Henry, Blu Hunt was the most qualified actress to play Mirage


And Alice Braga was the best candidate for Cecilia Reyes

Sources: 1, 2, 3, 4
Tags: disney, film - action / adventure, marvel, race / racism, white washing
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