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Why does there have to be arguing about racism in Star Trek
Seriously can’t we just realize that hey maybe they should pick an actor based on their TALENT and not their SKIN COLOR and just enjoy the movie
Because if Hollywood picked actors based on talent rather than skin color, a POC leading man or lady wouldn’t be the rarest fucking thing on the planet. Like, do you get how asinine of a statement that is? For example, Uhura is black. It was a tremendously important role for POC in the sixties, and more than that, it informs the character. It’s part of her background, and in this continuity especially - which is literally, biologically identical to the prime continuity, and only branches because of the events of the 2009 film - it’s important to remain true to the original vision. Uhura is black, and so they cast a black actress. It’s not that fucking hard.
Khan’s background informs him even moreso than Uhura’s, and given the film’s own continuity, the only excuse for casting the whitest man that has ever graced the screen is pure, undiluted whitewashing. It’s not about talent, okay? You don’t think there aren’t a thousand Indian or even POC actors out there that could have performed circles around Benedict’s cold, dispassionate interpretation - which, by the way, lacked all the subtlety and charisma that is so defining of Khan as a character? You don’t think it’s a PROBLEM when skin color is only overlooked IN FAVOR OF white people?
That attitude is what privilege looks like.
No, it’s not okay.
This is not the future Gene Roddenberry slaved to create.