“According to a study from the University of Washington, the rift between healthy grub and junk food is wider than it’s ever been. Researchers were able to buy 2,000 calories of junk food for $3.52 — that’s an entire day’s caloric intake — where nutritious foods cost them a whopping $36 for the same 2,000 calories.”—
I'm wondering what your thoughts are on a Southeastern Asian like Godfey Gao playing Danny Rand?
well, for one, it’d be nice to have any sort of asian actor play danny. that’d be closer to striking range than sticking to the traditional, comic interpretation of “blonde hair/blue eyes/white”. east asian, preferably, because of the ties to china and chinese culture, but that can get dodgy if you’re aiming to avoid somehow perpetuating the “china/korea/japan are all identical in every single way” myth and looking at a non-chinese east asian actor.
that being said, if you’re couching this question in the context of “would godfrey, if cast, help perpetuate that belief, that asia is a monolith (a monolith consisting apparently of only east asia)?”, i don’t think so. he’s taiwanese/malaysian — unless he is indigenous taiwanese, chances are, his taiwanese blood is derived from china, which, as we know, is the (not explicitly stated, because it’s marvel and these are superhero comics, but come on, the mythology is so very chinese) source of danny’s whole origin story, look, abilities, and feel.
as for the malaysian, it’s very likely that side of him could also be of chinese origin. to me, the exact makeup doesn’t really matter all that much. he presents, to most people, as wholly chinese, so, sure, go for it, fancast away. i like him, too.
but i have seen some great stuff going around about how danny should be played by an asian-american actor, because they’d be able to, perhaps more convincingly (not calling anyone’s acting ability into question, or suggesting that mainland asian actors couldn’t pull it off, just passing the idea along), convey the dichotomy of american billionaire / superhero with powers from foreign and mysterious distant land better, because of the similarities in danny’s story to the experiences of quite a few in the asian diaspora, especially us second and third generation immigrant kids who may have only been to “the motherland” a few times or maybe never at all.
plus, with china’s economic standing, it’s beyond conceivable to believe that he’s a child of billionaires, and eventually, one himself.
man, i’m picturing this show in my head, and i’m excited.
so, yeah. godfrey would be a cool choice, but i’m also interested in asian-american and asian-american hapa actors, too!
A white supremacist charged with killing three people near two Jewish community facilities in suburban Kansas City this week posted more than 12,000 messages on a racist website which carries the slogan “No Jews, Just Right,” according to an organization that tracks hate groups.
The report said nearly 100 people in the last five years have been murdered by frequent users of one white supremacist website, Stormfront. The site describes itself as a community of “White Nationalists” and “the voice of the new, embattled White minority.”
“It has been a magnet for the deadly and deranged,” said Heidi Beirich, author of the report.
This is part of what gets me about the whole anti-SJW thing, because one of their big talking points is that “reverse racism is just as bad! heterophobia is just as bad!” etc. So if we’re supposedly as bad as literal Nazis, then why aren’t TumblrInAction et al antagonizing, say, Stormfront members? Because they realize on some level that an angry trans person saying “I hate cis people” poses 0 actual threat to them, whereas pissing off a neo-Nazi could get them killed.
Meanwhile, POC, Jewish people, and queer people piss off neo-Nazis just by existing. But “anti-SJWs” who are supposedly for “real justice” won’t stand up against that. Apparently “real justice” can be carried out without any risk of consequences to one’s self.