Guys, I get you’re all upset that Dick’s actor isn’t Romani, but did you guys do research? Who would you have liked to be in the role? Do you have a specific actor picked out that is of Romani descent? If you can’t find an actor of Romani descent, then stop flipping out. According to Romani organizations and various censuses, there are about 2-20 million Romani people TOTAL in the world, and I don’t know how many of them are actors. When I looked up Romani actors, a lot of them were either dead, old, or women. It’s pretty fucking tough to specifically look for a Romani actor of Dick’s physique and age.
Dick’s heritage as a Romani person was created in the early 2000s. Dick Grayson first premiered in 1940. For about 60 years, Dick was assumed to be white. In Batman Forever, Dick Grayson was cast as a white person. Yeah, he wasn’t Romani back then. Even now, it’s not mentioned that much in the comics.
Look, I get that people are upset, but this is being blown way out of proportion. The actor isn’t some pasty, blond guy. He’s tan. He’s got darker hair (could be black but it wasn’t in the 1966 Batman TV series so I’m not gonna throw a fit). I’m actually going to give the guy a fucking chance before throwing hate around.
Honestly, the only thing I truly care about is if his ass is as good as Dick Grayson’s.