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Whitewashing again. This needs to stop. Seriously. 

racebending:
Deadline reports that Julie Kagawa’s book, The Immortal Rules, has already managed to sell screen rights. The book was published by Harlequin Teen this week. The story is set in the future United States and is about a girl named Allie Sekemoto who is turned into a vampire.
The review at Kirkus notes the disconnect between the book cover and excerpts from the book where other characters explicitly describe Allie as Asian.
Given the katana-wielding heroine has already been whitewashed on the book cover, this doesn’t bode very well for the movie.

Whitewashing again. This needs to stop. Seriously.

racebending:

Deadline reports that Julie Kagawa’s book, The Immortal Rules, has already managed to sell screen rights. The book was published by Harlequin Teen this week. The story is set in the future United States and is about a girl named Allie Sekemoto who is turned into a vampire.

The review at Kirkus notes the disconnect between the book cover and excerpts from the book where other characters explicitly describe Allie as Asian.

Given the katana-wielding heroine has already been whitewashed on the book cover, this doesn’t bode very well for the movie.

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  4. steppauseturnpausepivotstepstep reblogged this from unholyglee and added:
    this is why i fight for my cover models. thank god my publisher listens. CAUSE SHE’S FUCKING AWESOME!
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  7. thebooksmugglers reblogged this from racebending and added:
    Whitewashing again. This needs to stop. Seriously.
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  13. ai-yo reblogged this from stopwhitewashing and added:
    Fucking whitewashed book covers will lead to fucking whitewashed movie.
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  15. allyintraining reblogged this from deliciouskaek and added:
    Ooooh my gooooood I can’t even handle this. Even aside from the problems inherent in whitewashing, it is fucking...
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  17. locsgirl reblogged this from stopwhitewashing and added:
    April 27, 2012: Welp………… =/ *adds ‘The Immortal Rules’ to list of movies she will NOT see due to whitewashing*
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  21. mythicgeek reblogged this from tyndalecode and added:
    sigh.
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  23. fyeahlilbit3point0 reblogged this from tyndalecode and added:
    LOL they’ll probably get a white person and then claim she’s half-Asian in the flick.
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    I want to say you’d think they would’ve learned from Liar, but, well, that’d be giving them too much credit.
  28. deliciouskaek reblogged this from racialicious and added:
    -__-
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