Lilo & Stich' fans slam casting of light-skinned Hawaiian actress in live-action remake

APR 19,2023


Purnima sharma

The upcoming Lilo & Stitch live-action movie has faced backlash over casting decisions.

Fans criticized the choice to cast a non-Pacific Islander actor as the lead character Lilo.

Many believe the decision perpetuates colorism in Hollywood and erases Pacific Islander representation.

Disney has defended the casting, stating that they are committed to diversity and inclusivity.

However, some argue that diversity without authentic representation is not true progress.

The controversy highlights the ongoing struggle for marginalized communities to see themselves on screen.

It also underscores the responsibility of filmmakers to accurately represent the communities they are portraying.

This is not the first time Hollywood has been accused of whitewashing or erasing Pacific Islander stories.

Some advocates are calling for more accountability and transparency in casting decisions. The Lilo & Stitch casting controversy serves as a reminder of the importance of authentic representation in media.

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