Why Scarlett Johansson Starring in 'Ghost In The Shell' Is So Problematic

January 13, 2015 11:41 PM

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Let me begin with a disclaimer: it is not always problematic for actors to play a character of different origin than their own and we've seen a lot of familiar characters reimagined in great new ways because of this.

What is an issue is the Hollywood white-washing of stories that could just as well be told by people of color, which is something we see all too often (most recently, Exodus: Gods and Kings). Practices like these contribute to the erasure of non-white characters in history as well as actors and actr...

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