Friday, January 23, 2009

Fans protest Avatar film

After learning that M. Night Shyamalan has cast non-Asian's in the roles of the 4 main character's in his upcoming live action adaptation of Nickelodeon's Avatar: The Last Airbender, some fans have begun a boycott campaign to have the casting changed. Avatar is a series set in a distinctly Asian setting. Architecture, clothing, and even food is inspired by Asian culture. Yet Paramount and M. Night Shyamalan have gathered an entirely non-Asian cast for the main roles. The lead cast consists of Noah Ringer as Aang, Nicola Peltz as Katara, Jesse McCartney as Zuko and Jackson Rathbone Sokka.

Derek Kirk Kim has posted a blog concerning the issue, and it is a very intresting read. He is also asking for people, specifically people in the entertainment industry to sign a petition to have the film recast.

You can read his article at this link

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