Actor Daniel Wu Rejects Hollywood 'Whitewashing' Claims

Actor Daniel Wu Rejects Hollywood 'Whitewashing' Claims

Actor Daniel Wu may not be a household name, but he stars in the seriously cool action series Into the Badlands.

Wu was recently asked if, being Asian, he had any opinion about the recent "whitewashing" outrage involving the Netflix series Iron Fist -- which featured a character that was created as a white man -- and the film Ghost in the Shell.

His answer may make some SJWs cry:

Tau: And also the controversy or cultural appropriation issue of how they could have went with an Asian American lead –

Wu: Yeah but you know what, I think that’s people going a little too precocious on that because originally the character was written white -- it wasn’t like it was a whitewashing thing. It’s not like you are talking about a Ghost in the Shell issue, right?

And I still don’t actually buy the Ghost in the Shell whitewashing issue either, and I certainly don’t buy into the cultural appropriation bull because that’s saying [for Iron Fist] that “only Asians are allowed to do martial arts” then that means only black people can play basketball and rap? That means Jeremy Lin shouldn’t be playing basketball? And Eminem shouldn’t be rapping? That’s bull, you know.

So I know Asian Americans are angry, but they should calm down and choose the correct fight in that case -- I agree that Marvel missed the chance of doing something interesting and casting against the race -- they could have done that -- and that would have given them some credit, but they didn’t, so what are you going to do about it? I think the important thing is that everyone learned a lesson from that -- including people that weren’t involved, so I think we just need to move forward, that’s all.