Social media has driven the conversation about authenticity in casting. Here are a few of the most visible hashtags along with a brief summary of their use.
This hashtag crops up whenever a light-skinned actor’s ethnicity departs from the heritage of his character. It recently surfaced when Brazilian actor Henry Zaga was cast as Sunspot in forthcoming movie “X-Men: The New Mutants.” In the comics, Sunspot is Afro-Brazilian; Zaga is not.
This hashtag makes the rounds when a character originally...