Making Movies about people of other cultures and then casting only white people is nothing new. A kid who only knows about the story of the Ten Commandments solely from the old Heston movie couldn't be faulted for assuming that Moses was English.

It seems that Hollywood still hasn't moved beyond this according to a new Twitter post fromConstance Wu, we're still struggling at this point.

Wu calls out Hollywood

The movie, "The Great Wall" had its trailer released recently. If the current trailer is to be believed, it is about a group of Western and Chinese soldiers fighting against demons.

Matt Damon has taken time off from playing characters on the run from the government to play a demon slayer in this international production directed byZhang Yimou (famous for "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon).

The fact thatMatt Damonplays such a prominent role in the trailer drewConstance Wu'sire.

In the Twitter rant, she says the most common excuse for whitewashing (the slang term for casting white people in roles that would otherwise go to minorities), financial reasons, is quote "a lame excuse." She says that it sends the message that minorities need "salvation from our color via white strength."

One Blasting News writer points out that "The Great Wall" movie has a large cast of Asian actors in what is one of the most expensive films ever to be made in China.

There are a few other white actors aside fromDamonincluding Pedro Pascalfrom Game of Thrones.

Asians respond well to Wu

Many Asian people on Twitter responded well to Wu and resent her post. They especially liked her point about how white people like it when nerdy white people fall in love with women who are clearly out of their league. She said that they liked those movies because they can see themselves in those nerdy characters.

This isn't the first time this has become a major issue with the Asian community.

Back when M. Night Shyamalan did a live action adaptation of Avatar: The Last Airbender, the movie was widely panned for having an almost all white cast playing in a movie dominated by Asian and Inuit cultures and was one of the reasons it was critically panned.

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