Hollywood Wanted To Whitewash This Bestselling Novel And The Author Was Not Here For It

Hollywood Wanted To Whitewash This Bestselling Novel And The Author Was Not Here For It

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When some Hollywood producer announces that they would like to adapt a popular book, well, typically that is pretty damn awesome. When they suggest changing the race of the main character….well….that can get awkward.   If you haven’t read Crazy Rich Asians yet, (and yes that is the title), it’s the hilarious debut novel by Kevin Kwan, and it captures the complex, shocking, and incredibly devious relationships in a well-off Chinese family. The main character, Rachel Chu, is an American-born Chinese woman  who accompanies her boyfriend Nicholas Young to his home country of Singapore to attend his cousin’s wedding.    Kwan’s novel really delves …

Star Wars’ John Boyega Blasts ‘Game of Thrones’ for Lack of Diversity

Star Wars’ John Boyega Blasts ‘Game of Thrones’ for Lack of Diversity

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John Boyega, the first actor of color to be cast in a lead role in a ‘Star Wars’ movie, has blasted popular HBO series ‘Game of Thrones’ for its lack of diversity, citing ‘Lord of the Rings’ as another franchise totally devoid of people of color. In an interview with GQ, Boyega commented: “There are no black people on ‘Game of Thrones.’ You don’t see one black person in ‘Lord of the Rings.’” While ‘Game of Thrones’ does feature some minor characters of color, none hold lead roles and every character in ‘Lord of the Rings’ is, indeed, white.   …