Fans upset about 'Ghost in the Shell' casting recruit Rinko Kikuchi on Instagram
April 18, 2016 - Uncategorized
LOS ANGELES — Sorry Paramount Pictures: Fans of Ghost in the Shell are still mad about Scarlett Johansson being cast instead of an Asian actress as the lead.
So mad, in fact, that many are utilizing Instagram to Photoshop Asian actresses into the recent still provided by the studio.
Ghost in the Shell, based on the popular Japanese anime series of the same name, follows cyborg policewoman Major Kusanagi. It was first made into an animated movie in 1995.
The first image from the film hit the web on Thursday. And since then, it’s ignited backlash and a sea of headlines over whether the casting is “whitewashing.” Read more…