On the other hand, it is extremely difficult for someone from one ethnic race to play someone from a different race and the results are generally offensive to people whose race is being impersonated. .
has Naveen Andrews, an actor or Indian origin, playing an Arab, despite not looking remotely like one. Other than a few online posts by Arabs who find it offensive, I haven't noticed any widespread outrage.
(I guess we could always fanwank that, say, Sayid has South Asian origin on his mother's side... and even Lost
had a joke about it in season 5 with