Matt Damon’s Character in The Great Wall Panned for Being Whitewashed, Director Defends Casting Choice

She said that the problem did not lie in some particular actor, director, or production house, but in the racism that has become ingrained. The problem would be solved if we acknowledged that there are productions with minorities that are actually becoming successful, that are helping people to identify with the characters.

This is the latest outburst from a community that had already been very vocal in the past few months. In addition to comedian Margaret Cho’s May hashtag #WhiteWashedOut, there has been the project #StarringJohnCho which features photoshopped posters featuring Asian American actors.

This is not the first time Damon, an actor with fairly left-leaning ideologies, has become embroiled in a race-related controversy. Previously, there had been the coinage of ‘Damonsplaining’ by the internet after he interrupted black filmmaker Effie Brown by trying to explain to her what diversity was.

On the other hand, LeEco, the Chinese company behind The Great Wall, has forayed significantly into American territories by buying American television giant Vizio toward the end of July, in addition to bagging a 49% share of the television tracking software Inscape, which was previously owned by Vizio.

What do you think of the new trailer of Matt Damon starring in The Great Wall? What are your thoughts on Whitewashing predominant in the movies made in Hollywood? Post your comments in the section below and stay tuned for more updates on the upcoming releases!