elliot-wolf - September 30, 2018
Today I learned that casting an Asian woman as a fictional snake creature is somehow racist, and in no way reaching for something to be upset about by overly sensitive internet dwellers. Love her or hate her, J.K. Rowling is going to make millions. She has decided to sprinkle diversity in her franchise now because she’s succeeded already, and all of her virtue signaling on Twitter would make her seem like she’s full of hot air if she didn't include the kind of people she claims to throw a cape on for. Let’s not forget her random act of kindness when J.K. cast an inclusive spell and turned Hermione black for the Potter play. This time it’s the Asian community’s turn. But in an unexpected plot twist, subordinate Asian women in costumes happens to be a fetish. I’m going to assume that the same crowd of individuals searching the internet for “sexy Asian in reptilian cosplay” aren’t eager to see Harry Potter prequels. So I doubt anyone in the theater will put two and two together, or pick up possible subliminals.
JK Rowling has been facing criticism ever since the controversial reveal that Voldemort’s snake, Nagini, will be played by a South Korean actor in the latest Fantastic Beasts film.
Critics claim that the casting choice contributes to the fetishisation of East Asian women. They argue that Claudia Kim playing the role perpetuates a racist stereotype, because the snake is a submissive character, possessed and controlled by Voldemort.
Surprise, surprise. Mention the word Asian and Macaulay Culkin comes out of the woodworks.
Macaulay Culkin wants to make another big splash in Hollywood -- and he's shamelessly, and publicly, lobbying J.K. Rowling to help him do it.
The 38-year-old 'Home Alone' star tweeted the 'Harry Potter' author asking her to write him a role in the next movie in the 'Fantastic Beasts' series -- which is a prequel to the 'Potter' stories.
I bet Culkin wanted an audition the minute he heard an Asian was going to be cast to be in the next Fantastic Beasts movie. His sweet and sour chicken fantasies know no boundaries. It won’t be long before he’s booked for harassment after attempting to get every woman on set that looks Asian to share her ancient Chinese secret with him on the couch in his trailer. Also, no matter how good you think you are, you can’t take an almost 20 year hiatus from acting to dabble in drugs and questionable sex acts and believe you’re still just as good when you left.
Hey @jk_rowling I'm with you!
Nagini can be whatever she wants to be! She's a strong woman/snake.
Also, can you write me into the next movie? I'm Macaulay Culkin (From Home Alone: The Movie) and I was also a Pagemaster (experienced with magic)...
— Macaulay Culkin (@IncredibleCulk) September 26, 2018
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