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New Scarlett Johansson Film Ensnared in `Whitewashing` Controversy


“Whitewashing” is the term currently used to describe the Hollywood practice of casting white actors in non-white character roles. It is being used in a severe critique of actress Scarlett Johansson and the film in which she appears, “Ghost in the Shell,” which opened this past weekend.

The Media Action Network for Asian Americans (MANAA), a group that monitors the depiction and coverage of Asian Americans in the media, issued a statement condemning the casting of Johansson in the new movie.

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Hollywood Celebrities Go All In for Hillary

In an unprecedented attempt to help get a candidate elected to the nation’s highest post, Hollywood is pulling out all the stops to assist Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton to win the presidency.

Many of the Tinseltown residents with sizeable influence are busy supplying “in kind” contributions to the Hillary campaign. Playing their typical roles in the quadrennial Academy Award show of politics, they have been making personal donations, rounding up gobs of cash at left-leaning fundraisers, rushing stages to publicly endorse, appearing at campaign-stop junkets, and generally lobbing stink bombs at any political, entertainment, media, business, or high-profile individual or organization that dare express a semblance of objectivity or opposition.

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