My Name Is Legion wrote:
lol Dennis, yes, a Mexican named Khan. Sure
I got a Japanese friend named Sullivan and a European-American relative named Wu. So?
That argument would be a lot more convincing if the filmmakers were also casting Asian actors as guys named Terrence McLaglan and Latinos as Greta Hoff. But when they only do the race-bending to cast actors of European descent in non-European roles it's called "whitewashing" and it has a long, shameful history in Hollywood.
There aren't a lot of starring roles for Indian actors in Hollywood. This was one of them. Abrams instead gave the part to a white guy who has no trouble finding parts. That's just plain wrong.