The Oscar-winning actor is receiving criticism for his upcoming role in Netflix's The Outsider, where he portrays an ex-WWII soldier who becomes indebted to Japan's seedy criminal underworld.
Seriously!?! Another one of those movies where the Asian actors are props and the story--set in JAPAN--revolves around the ONE Hollywood actor?!?— Abdul R. Siddiqui (@PakistaniPepper) February 23, 2018
It's different because the film's creators created a white role for a white actor that appropriates another culture rather than, say, cast a white actor for an asian character? The transgression is all the same.— CJ Melendez (@CJMelendez_) February 23, 2018
netflix stop whitewashing asian roles challenge https://t.co/r4RwKt4v5k— caro (@un1verse94) February 22, 2018