derek kirk kim on the avatar movie

The controversy over the ridiculous casting of the Avatar: The Last Airbender movie continues to rage on. If you're coming late to the party, it was recently announced that the live-action movie adaptation of the hit Nickelodeon animated series, which is heavily influenced by anime and Asian culture, would star an all-white cast. Yup. The Hollywood way. Big surprise.

Graphic novelist Derek Kirk Kim has a particularly well-written post (with illustrations!) on his blog explaining his take on why this is all so messed up: New day in politics, same old racist world on the silver screen.

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