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Scarlett Johannson and Tilda Swinton Are Embroiled in Yet Another ‘Whitewashing’ Controversy

Wes Anderson’s next film, “Isle of Dogs”, is set for release in April 2018, but it’s already catching flak for some of its casting choices within the seemingly Asian-themed plot after the first movie poster was released on Tuesday.

Big names are attached to the project, including Bill Murray, Jeff Goldblum, Edward Norton, Bryan Cranston, and Tilda Swinton and Scarlett Johansson — both of whom have recently been criticized for their roles in “Doctor Strange” and Ghost in the Shell, respectively.

Paramount Tested CGI to Make White Actors Look More Asian for ‘Ghost in the Shell’

Yesterday, Paramount reminded all Asians why they were upset with the studio’s casting of white actress Scarlett Johansson as the lead Asian role of Major Motoko Kusanagi in the upcoming film adaptation of “Ghost in the Shell” by releasing the film’s first photo.

Understandably, several figures in the Asian community are sick of Hollywood’s whitewashed portrayals of specifically ethnic stories.