edit: scarjo

If you said making Captain America black was a cheap stunt, if you said Doctor Strange can’t be Asian because it’s not true to the comics, if you said Idris Elba can never be James Bond because 007 has always been white…

…But you’re celebrating Scarlett Johansson being cast as Major Motoko Kusanagi in the Japanese political drama Ghost in the Shell…

You might have a problem.

So the fact that we’re back here discussing whether or not Johansson’s character is actually Asian is frustrating, to say the least. If Johansson’s character is Asian under all that wiring, they have to explain why, out of all bodies, she had to be put in a white one, considering 94.9% of all lead characters in films are played by white people. If they attempt to say Major is biracial Japanese with a white father, then we have another Emma Stone in Aloha on our hands. And if the Major is actually a white woman in a white body and she’s just adopted by Momoi’s character, then it’s yet another white savior tale where a white person is raised up by Asians to be the best there is.