whitewashing

News

beyoncé's wax figures are all whack

'Beyoncé has 90 wax statues around the world, and they all look like 'Jill' from pilates.'
Hannah Ongley
7.19.17
Film

scarlett johansson discusses the whitewashing in 'ghost in the shell'

The actress explains that for her, the role was about feminism, not race.
Georgie Bretherton
2.8.17
News

tilda swinton meets whitewashing accusations with classic tilda wisdom

‘All strength to people, loud voices, for a more representative cinema.’
Alice Newell-Hanson
11.2.16
Film

​why is hollywood whitewashing lead asian roles?

Disappointingly, two new releases starring Scarlett Johansson and Tilda Swinton join the Hollywood whitewashing hall of shame.
Lula Ososki
4.19.16
Film

​this depressing supercut reminds us how often white actors are cast as people of colour

An Unfortunate History of White Actors Playing Other Races makes for miserable viewing.
Ryan White
2.3.16
News

obama: the oscar's diversity problem is bigger than hollywood

"Are we making sure that everybody is getting a fair shot?"
i-D Staff
2.1.16
News

​director ava duvernay responds to gods of egypt whitewashing apology

The Gerard Butler film has been criticised for casting white actors as ancient Egyptian gods, and the director and studio have made a rare apology.
Charlotte Gush
11.30.15
Music

taylor swift's 'wildest dreams' director fights back against whitewashing claims

Joseph Kahn insists it's not a video about colonialism, but a period love story.
i-D Staff
Nick Levine
9.4.15
Beauty

the whitewashing of affordable beauty brands

Why does the low-cost end of the make-up market pale in comparison for dark skin?
Lynette Nylander
8.6.15
News

​cameron crowe apologises for whitewashing hawaii with emma stone

The Aloha Director has said sorry for casting the white actress for the role of a part-asian Hawaiian woman.
Charlotte Gush
6.4.15