In recent years, Hollywood and prominent streaming services have recast roles that were originally or historically white characters.
- Disney’s live-action adaptation of the 1989 animated film “The Little Mermaid” cast a black Ariel.
- Netflix’s four-part documentary “Queen Cleopatra” cast a black actress to play the royal of Macedonian Greece heritage.
- Samuel L. Jackson played the role of Col. Nick Fury – who is actually a middle-aged white guy in Marvel comics.
- In the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Idris Elba portrayed Heimdall – who is based on a Norse deity.
- A black actress played the Moneypenny character in the James Bond film “Skyfall.”
- Black actor Jeffrey Wright was cast as Lieutenant James Gordon in “The Batman.”
The decision to recast characters of different races or genders could be motivated by Hollywood’s attempt to be more diverse.
In 2020, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced that starting in 2024, in order for a film to be nominated for the Best Picture category, the movie must meet a number of “inclusion” requirements in order to be considered.
As Blaze News previously reported, the film will be required to feature “significant supporting actors from an underrepresented racial or ethnic group.”
“South Park” creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker – who are not afraid to lampoon anyone or anything – set out to mock the inclusivity trend.
The upcoming “South Park” special will mock Hollywood’s attempt to score woke points by recasting roles with female and minority actors.
The special – titled “South Park: Joining The Panderverse” – will recast the beloved cartoon as females and minorities. The all-white and all-male 4th graders are all now women of color.
Stan, Kyle, Kenny, Butters, and Cartman make the transition to female BIPOC.
The synopsis of the special:
In South Park: Joining the Panderverse, Cartman’s deeply disturbing dreams portend the end of the life he knows and loves. The adults in South Park are also wrestling with their own life decisions as the advent of AI is turning their world upside down.
You can watch the trailer for “South Park: Joining The Panderverse” below, which will air on Paramount+ on Oct. 27, 2023.
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