[Notice that The Hollywood Reporter isn’t dubbing this a “Jewwashing” controversy, and doesn’t even deign to mention that Johansson isn’t white, but Jewish. The Japanese are savvy enough to know that complaining about white people doesn’t get your country atom-bombed; but Hirohito’s folk naming the Jew? Now that would be interesting. – Rainer Chlodwig von K.]

THR invited the women to join a no-holds-barred conversation about cultural authenticity and why Japanese nationals fail to understand the race controversy: “People in Japan worship white people.”

Source: ‘Ghost in the Shell’: 4 Japanese Actresses Dissect the Movie and Its Whitewashing Twist | Hollywood Reporter

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