When asked about the backlash and criticism of her Doctor Strange role, the Ancient One, who is a Tibetan man in the comics, Tilda Swinton says, "well, it's not actually an Asian character, that's what I need to tell you about it." Got that? No? "I wasn't asked to play an Asian character, you can be very well assured of that." One more for the road? "You just have to wait and see, because it's not an Asian character."
She just happens to be wearing Asian-ish clothes while in an Asian monastery playing a character who is Tibetan in the source material, but it's totes not whitewashing and did not deprive a Tibetan actor of a breakout role and did not deprive a minority that's very underrepresented in Western media of seeing someone like themselves because "it's not an Asian character". Mmm hmm.
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