dargonhuman +10 VOTES pm
So... recasting Ariel from The
Little Mermaid with a black actress is "stunning and brave" but a white chick voicing a black cartoon character is "racist"? How is it racist for fans to demand a traditionally white role be played by a white actress but not racist to demand the same thing when the races are reversed?
The short answer is, both are racist. Denying a person a job simply based on the color of their skin is super racist and highly illegal in the US, regardless of whether it's a cashier, construction worker, voice actor or artist. If you're going to use the argument "the best actress should be picked for the role of Ariel," then you HAVE to use the same argument for a white voice actress playing a black cartoon character, otherwise you're nothing more than a hypocrite paying lip service to the idea of diversity without advocating for actual