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#AuthenticityInCasting: Six cases where social media spread the conversation

#AuthenticityInCasting: Six cases where social media spread the conversation

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.

#WhiteWashing

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.

#AsianErasure

This hashtag makes the rounds when a character originally...

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