tolkienshower replied to your post “WOW, OMG, YOU DISAGREE WITH A BLACK PERSON BEING CAST AS A GREEK GOD,…”
The real problem is that european art made the most people think that heroes and gods, portraied as /CAUCASIAN people, are what greek mythology characters should look like. Because if the famous painter, a stated auctoritas, says so, it MUST BE so.
Ah, but my point is that those paintings that portray the Greeks as Caucasian are more accurate than Tumblr’s fancasts! You are more likely to see a Greek woman that looks like Scarlett Johansson rather than Lupita Nyong’o. Actually, you will find no Greek woman that looks like Lupita. Because yes, there are tanned and darker Greeks, but they are in absolutely no way black. Needless to say, you won’t find any Greeks looking like Lucy Liu either.