You’re probably thinking “there’s no way that’s true, they didn’t actually say that.” “It can’t be!”
Well, they did. It’s literally in the title of the article: “No white people will star in the ‘Fullmetal Alchemist’ movie, and that’s a beautiful thing.” It’s also not the first time this subject has come up.
The writer, Charles Pulliam-Moore, has a history of showing his contempt for white people. Just to give you an idea of what we’re dealing with here: he was upset at Marvel for casting a white woman for a role instead of an Asian man (how dare they cast a woman over a minority), upset at Kanye West for wearing blue contacts (because they are a sign of ‘internalized racism’), highlights every single instance of LGBT progress in comic books, and was upset at Marvel for the new Black Panther movie being released in 2018 because ‘A single movie can’t be a permanent solution.’ The movie by the way, is based in Africa, stars a black superhero, already casted three black people for the lead roles, and has a black director. But, according to Pulliam-Moore, it is just Marvel trying to get a free pass.
So it’s no surprise that, upon hearing the news of a movie being made without white people, he got so excited that he decided to write an article about it. And of course, the editors at Fusion (if there even is an editor at Fusion, seriously, how is stuff like this even allowed to get out?), probably gave him a high five and said “this is going to be great for click bait, we’re desperate for ad revenue.”
The movie, Fullmetal Alchemist, is based off the insanely popular anime series of the same name. It took me three minutes of research to discover that the series is based in Germany, and that the main character is a blonde-haired, blue-eyed European. However, for the movie, the cast will be comprised of solely Japanese actors. Which I am okay with, because it’s being produced by Japanese film-makers, being released in Japan, and was created and written in Japan by a Japanese man. Also, because I have absolutely zero interest in watching it. But that’s beside the point, because to say that having no white actors in it is a ‘beautiful thing’ is kind of racist. Pulliam-Moore doesn’t even try to hide it, which is the craziest part.
Imagine the outrage that would occur if an article were titled 'No *insert racial or ethnic group here* will star in this movie and that's a beautuiful thing.' People would lose thier minds.
The people at Fusion are apparently not going to be satisfied until every single movie coming out of Hollywood stars a bi-racial, transgendered person who simultaneously identifies as a man, woman, ice-cream cone, marshmallow, and box of cereal. Actually, come to think of it, they’ll still find something to get offended about. Because that’s what the Left does.
Below are excerpts from the May 24, 2016 Fusion article, No white people will star in the ‘Fullmetal Alchemist’ movie, and that’s a beautiful thing:
When the live-action adaptation of the wildly-popular manga-turned-anime Fullmetal Alchemist hits theaters next year, its entire cast of lead characters will be Japanese.
This news is particularly refreshing in the wake of the upcoming Dr. Strange and Ghost in the Shell movies’ whitewashing of the Asian characters in their source material, tapping Tilda Swinton and Scarlett Johansson, respectively, to play them.
There’s a long-standing, heated debate within the anime fan community about who Japanese creators are telling stories about when they design their characters with blonde hair, blue eyes, and features that (to Westerners) read as distinctly non-Japanese.
Some argue that Disney’s global influence on animation is what inspired Japanese artists to draw characters with large, round eyes and brightly colored hair. Others, like writer Julian Abagond, argue that non-Japanese people see “white” anime characters as white because of their own deep-seated media biases.
At the end of the day, though Amestris, Edward, and the entire world created by Fullmetal Alchemist has always been and will always be Japanese at its core. Its characters speak Japanese, they abide by Japanese customs, the series itself is celebrated in Japan, and now, it will look more like Japan.