The Cast of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Is Almost Entirely White

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With the news that William Fichtner will play Shredder, that rounds out an almost entirely white cast in the Michael Bay-produced, Jonathan Liebesman-directed Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Perhaps the most offensive casting is the awesomely impossible-to-kill Shredder, whose alter ego is Oroku Saki, and has always been a Japanese character.

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I know, I know, this is Michael Bay, the guy who had those racist-ass ghetto robots in Transformers, so really, what can you expect? When it comes to Asian actors in Hollywood, it's always the sidekick, rarely anything but the sidekick.

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[The Mary Sue]

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Rebecca "Burt" Rose

Well, that worked out so well for The Last Airbender.