Is Airbender Casting Racist?

Is Airbender Casting Racist?

There are 26 comments on the SCIFI story from Dec 22, 2008, titled Is Airbender Casting Racist?. In it, SCIFI reports that:

M. Night Shyamalan can't catch a break, even with something as seemingly innocuous as a live-action film based on the popular animated Nickelodeon television series Avatar: The Last Airbender .

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Arlington, VA

#24 Feb 17, 2010
geez wrote:
How many american movies are remade in Bollywood, China, and everywhere in the world with local talent that appeals to the local majority. <quoted text>
Get your facts straight! Even Bollywood movies have white actors, because that is what stupid color-conscious "white is beautiful" Indians want to see!

Abuja, Nigeria

#25 Feb 28, 2010
I can believe hollwood are this bigoted, but I can't believe they're this dumb. This film is a scandal timebomb just waiting to blow up in all their faces. It'll be nothing short of a miracle if any of them, shymalan included has a career after this. The only person walking away unscathed is Dev Patel.
You can't take a lead based on the Dalai Lama, and make him white, cast asians, various native and aboriginal tribes and even a couple of african tribes as white and get away with it, it's not even going to make any money.
Would you watch Thor played by Salman Khan? Henry the eighth played by Larry Fishburne? It's ridiculous, and it's going to be lifechanging for shymalan, and not in a good way.
The fallout fom this is going to be so bad it's not even worth getting upset about, by the time this is over, we may all feel sorry for those white kids.
Leonard Kevin Moberg

Vancouver, Canada

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Spartanburg, SC

#28 Mar 10, 2011
Im not saying that them casting all white actors is right but I do believe the people they got to play each role did a damn good job at it and I am glad they choose the people they did I didnt really like the movie but it was still good acting just bad writing but either way even in the tv show the characters didnt look asain and they didnt sound like they were either so I really dont understand what everbody is so mad about and just so you know the actor they got to play Aang the main character isn't white

Brooklyn, NY

#31 Jul 21, 2011
You are all racists and hate white people. If any of you would have seen the anime of air bender , you would notice that the anime are all white people with blue eyes and brown hair. First it's avatar then its prince of persia now its airbender.When will you all stop this stupidness?. Prince of persia was a perfect pick, why? because i am persian and i have blue eyes , i tan to dark brown even thou in the winter im am white . Avatar was more against whites then it was for them.reason i say that because whites are made to look evil. Air bender, my 10 year old brother watches that show and water tribe is blue eyed european look alikes yang is white vegan. The fire tribe is the only tribe that looks some what japanese with rounder eyes. So, all of you that say these movies are racist , are racists your selves.

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L.A. Ca.

#32 Sep 3, 2011
When you make a movie be as "PC" as you want.If anything bothers you simply do not support it in any way.Com e on people think for yourselves.

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