25 Minority Characters That Hollywood Whitewashed

Nora in Warm Bodies (2013)

Portrayed by: Analeigh Tipton

There are never any excuses for whitewashing to racebending in films, especially when the only excuse that’s used (by author Isaac Marion) is: “They paid more attention to the actor’s personalities than their physical appearances.” There were really no actresses of color whose personalities fit that of the half-Ethiopian Nora? With so few roles available for actors of color—and the few that exist are generally bit parts, or painfully stereotypical ones—it’s a shame to see a character that was fleshed out be so blatantly whitewashed like this.

Furthermore, if we take this excuse at face value true, why were the leads able to remain their white selves?

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