All the rage right now is the white washing of Dr Strange. The obvious controversy stems from Tilda Swinton being cast as the the Ancient One in Marvel’s Dr Strange. On paper, the first thought is, what’s the big deal? Except that the Ancient One is a sorcerer born in a mythical town in Tibet. Oh . . . . So there’s that. To the defense of the movie, Kevin Feige, said that the movie is purposely being made different than the comic alliteration. But Hollywood heavy weights like George Takei aren’t buying it. “So let me get this straight. You cast a white actress so you wouldn’t hurt sales…in Asia? This backpedaling is nearly as cringeworthy as the casting. Marvel must think we’re all idiots,” Takei wrote on Facebook. To put insult to injury Constanse Wu wasn’t havin it with Scarlett Johansson being cast as Major Motoko Kusanagi in the upcoming “Ghost in the Shell.” She had this to say, “It was particularly heinous because they ran CGI tests to make her look more Asian”. This was denied by Paramount of course. Then Wu continues, “Some people call it ‘yellowface,’ but I say ‘the practice of blackface employed on Asians’ because that’s more evocative.” All valid responses. But here at ShowbizSpy we think that the question still begs, what would Bruce Lee do . . . with Dr Strange?
Bruce Lee who famously was replaced, on Kung Fu, a show he helped create, by the white-est guy Hollywood could find in David Carradine. What would that guy do? Same guy who had to sit through the now infamous scene with Mickey Rooney in 1961’s Breakfast at Tiffany’s. We’re thinking it’d be a one inch punch to Kevin Feige’s throat before he crescent kicks his pussy ass on the first rail out of town. What’s that? Some hollywood exec about to open his mouth about why it’s okay for white actors to play prominent Asian roles and people just need to get over it? Yeah well it’s water becomes teapot time. As in Bruce Lee’s fist becomes exec’s mouth with a lightning fast backhand. This, of course, is all speculation. But all we’d be saying to Hollywood is – Don’t make this man come up off of some Jeet Kune Do up this bitch . . . bitch.
Dr Strange in all his whiteness