Dear Warm Bodies,
Hey asshole. I was really excited to see your movie. I mean, the main actor’s adorable. The trailer looked hilarious. I love the idea of zombies in love.
I loved your trailer so much I went and read the book it was based on.
And that’s when I realized your movie is a hot fucking cesspool of racist casting.
You cast Analeigh Tipton as Nora? AS THE BLACK, HALF-ETHIOPIAN best friend of Julie?
In what universe is she half-Ethiopian?
Thanks for nothing, you racist motherfuckers. Don’t get me wrong, Tipton’s a nice actress and she was awesome in Crazy, Stupid, Love and a job’s a job, right? But you know who could have really used that job?
AN ACTUAL BLACK ACTRESS.
And then I looked down the cast list on IMDB - and it’s pretty much a sea of white, white, white for all the top-tier roles.
Oh hey - there’s an Asian. As a …zombie. And a black guy! …as a guard. Are you fucking kidding me?
Why aren’t more people angry about this? We live in a world where people lost their fucking monkey shit when they cast a black girl as Rue in The Hunger Games.
Here we have a character who is not only explicitly described as being black but is the target of racism (a tertiary character calls her a “mulatto”) who is cast with a lily-white actress and that’s supposed to be okay?
MORE PEOPLE NEED TO BE ANGRY ABOUT THIS.