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Asian, Cars, and Respect: Jon Tsuei @jontsuei 17h Ok, I have some thoughts. Bear with me if you would. 2.1K 2.2K Jon Tsuei @jontsuei 17h l've been seeing a lot of defenses for the ScarJo casting that seem to lack a nuanced understanding of a Ghost In The Shell as a story. 867 910 Jon Tsuei @jontsuei 17h The manga came out in 1989, the first film 1995. An era whenJapan was considered the world leader in technology 900 986 Jon Tsuei @jontsuei 17h Everything hot in that era came out of Japan. Cars, video games, walkmans, all of that. Japan was setting a standard 13 839 917 Jon Tsuei @jontsuei 17h This is a country that went from poised to conquer to the Pacific to forcibly disarmed. They poured their resources into their economy 857870 Jon Tsuei @jontsuei- 17h And as a country that was unable to defend themselves, but was a world leader in tech, it created a relationship to tech that is unique. 900 970 Jon Tsuei @jontsuei * Follow Ghost In The Shell plays off all of these themes. It is inherently a Japanese story, not a universal one. RETWEETS LIKES 14171,845 3:44 AM -15 Apr 2016 Jon Tsuei @jontsuei 17h This casting is not only the erasure of Asian faces but a removal of the story from its core themes 1.4K 1.8K View other replies Jon Tsuei @jontsuei 17h You can "Westernize" the story if you want, but at that point it is no longer Ghost In The Shell because the story is simply not Western 1.7K 2K View other replies Jon Tsuei @jontsuei 17h Understand that media from Asia holds a dear place in the hearts of many Asians in the west, simply because western media doesn't show us 1.1K 1.3K View other replies Jon Tsuei @jontsuei 17h Ghost In The Shell, while just one film, is a pillar in Asian media. It's not simply a scifi thriller. Not to me, not to many others 1.3K 1.5K Jon Tsuei @jontsuei 17h Respect the work for what it is and don't bastardize it into what you want it to be. 2.3K 3.2K surprisebitch: Dear DreamWorks Studios, As moviegoers and fans of the original 1995 Ghost in the Shell film, we respectfully request that you cast an actress of Japanese descent for the lead role of Motoko Kusanagi rather than Scarlett Johansson. The American film industry is already unfriendly to Asian actors without roles in major films being changed to exclude them. One recent survey found that in 2013, Asian characters made up only 4.4% of speaking roles in top-grossing Hollywood films. Please use this opportunity to help talented Asian-American actors receive recognition for their work. There are so few opportunities for them to shine in Hollywood, and this film would be a perfect platform. Sign the petition and boycott the movie if no change takes place.
Asian, Cars, and Respect: Jon Tsuei @jontsuei 17h
 Ok, I have some thoughts. Bear with me if you would.
 2.1K 2.2K
 Jon Tsuei @jontsuei 17h
 l've been seeing a lot of defenses for the ScarJo casting that seem to lack a
 nuanced understanding of a Ghost In The Shell as a story.
 867
 910
 Jon Tsuei @jontsuei 17h
 The manga came out in 1989, the first film 1995. An era whenJapan was
 considered the world leader in technology
 900 986
 Jon Tsuei @jontsuei 17h
 Everything hot in that era came out of Japan. Cars, video games, walkmans, all
 of that. Japan was setting a standard
 13 839
 917
 Jon Tsuei @jontsuei 17h
 This is a country that went from poised to conquer to the Pacific to forcibly
 disarmed. They poured their resources into their economy
 857870

 Jon Tsuei @jontsuei- 17h
 And as a country that was unable to defend themselves, but was a world leader
 in tech, it created a relationship to tech that is unique.
 900
 970
 Jon Tsuei
 @jontsuei
 *
 Follow
 Ghost In The Shell plays off all of these themes.
 It is inherently a Japanese story, not a universal
 one.
 RETWEETS LIKES
 14171,845
 3:44 AM -15 Apr 2016

 Jon Tsuei @jontsuei 17h
 This casting is not only the erasure of Asian faces but a removal of the story from
 its core themes
 1.4K
 1.8K
 View other replies
 Jon Tsuei @jontsuei 17h
 You can "Westernize" the story if you want, but at that point it is no longer Ghost
 In The Shell because the story is simply not Western
 1.7K
 2K
 View other replies
 Jon Tsuei @jontsuei 17h
 Understand that media from Asia holds a dear place in the hearts of many Asians
 in the west, simply because western media doesn't show us
 1.1K
 1.3K
 View other replies
 Jon Tsuei @jontsuei 17h
 Ghost In The Shell, while just one film, is a pillar in Asian media. It's not simply a
 scifi thriller. Not to me, not to many others
 1.3K
 1.5K

 Jon Tsuei @jontsuei 17h
 Respect the work for what it is and don't bastardize it into what you want it to
 be.
 2.3K 3.2K
surprisebitch:


Dear DreamWorks Studios,
As moviegoers and fans of the original 1995 Ghost in the Shell film, we respectfully request that you cast an actress of Japanese descent for the lead role of Motoko Kusanagi rather than Scarlett Johansson.
The American film industry is already unfriendly to Asian actors without roles in major films being changed to exclude them. One recent survey found that in 2013, Asian characters made up only 4.4% of speaking roles in top-grossing Hollywood films.
Please use this opportunity to help talented Asian-American actors receive recognition for their work. There are so few opportunities for them to shine in Hollywood, and this film would be a perfect platform.


Sign the petition and boycott the movie if no change takes place.

surprisebitch: Dear DreamWorks Studios, As moviegoers and fans of the original 1995 Ghost in the Shell film, we respectfully request that ...