OPINION: Lack Of Diversity And Whitewashing In Hollywood

What is wrong with giving back to a community that has had so much taken from it? It’s not like there aren’t enough roles for white actors/actresses. But when was the last time you saw an Asian actor lead in a movie? A romantic lead? A heroic lead or even a dramatic lead? None, so making Iron Fist Asian American would have done what to America? Lead Marvel and Netflix into depravity? Will there be riots in the streets? Will non-Asians start boycotting Chinese food? No, nothing would happen. Because while it might not seem like such a big deal to non-Asians that Iron Fist wasn’t casted Asian American, it is kind of a big deal to Asian Americans who seek to be represented on screen.