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Tilda Swinton Joins Scar-Jo In The Hollywood Whitewashing Controversy Thanks To ‘Doctor Strange’

The first trailer for Marvel’s highly anticipated Doctor Strange came out on Tuesday. One aspect of it that has drawn controversy is Tilda Swinton’s casting as the Ancient One, who was originally an Asian man.

As Indiewire reports, Swinton’s casting has drawn confusion, as well as outcries of whitewashing, notably on Twitter:

What’s more, this controversy has erupted around the same time as the first picture of Scarlett Johansson as Major Motoko Kusanagi was released. This casting has inspired listicles of Japanese actresses who could’ve played Kusanagi, and with people making the comparison on Twitter.

There’s been a lot of controversy over whitewashing in Hollywood lately, with people fed up at white actors playing ancient Egyptians in Exodus, and Hawaiians in Aloha.

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