The nomination isn’t for the actress above, exactly, but for the progressive, race-obsessed, anti-white Hollywood culture that she is part of. That’s Ana de Armas, and she’s Cuban, not that there’s anything wrong with that. She’s been cast as Marilyn Monroe in a new Netflix movie, not that there should be anything wrong with that, either.
“I do want to play Latina. But I don’t want to put a basket of fruit on my head every single time,” she told the media. “So that’s my hope, that I can show that we can do anything if we’re given the time to prepare, and if we’re given just the chance, just the chance,’ she added. ‘You can do any film — Blonde — you can do anything.”
Got it. She can do anything, and other Hispanic performers can do anything, but white performers—you know, like Marilyn Monroe, can’t. If a white actress plays someone like Ana de Armas, that’s “whitewashing,” and taking away a role from a minority actress. Systemic racism. But if an actress “of color” is cast to play the white-as-you-can-get Marilyn, that’s great. It’s just a matter of whether actress can do the job.
White voice actors, like those on “The Simpsons,” have been bullied into accepting the political correctness edict that they can’t even provide voices to animated characters who aren’t “white like them.” Tom Hanks, once a sensible sort, recently said that non-gay actors shouldn’t play gay characters in films. Of course, gay actors play non-gay characters all the time.
It would be admirable if de Armas had the guts and integrity to point out that casting opportunities should be equally applied to all performers, but that’s asking too much, apparently. I would still like someone to ask her how she reconciles her “we can do anything if we’re given just the chance” ethos with the current double standards/
There is no conceivable description of these “rules” other than discrimination, and the justification for it, ironically, is “equity, diversity and inclusion.” This is an indefensible double standard, and if white (and non-gay) performers put up with it, they deserve to lose parts, income, and careers.
They will have already lost all self-respect.
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