With the academy awards coming up, Last Week Tonight asks: Hollywood whitewashing…how is this still a thing?
“With John Oliver” yeah…. bullshit
JOHN OLIVER BACK AT IT AGAIN WITH THE TRUTH
Yay because the world needs more race outrage…
The thumbnail looks terrifying.
Sees amount of dislikes
Watched the show but i clicked on the video just to give it a like
the freshest schnitzels aren’t always the right schnitzels- just remember
Both crowds are right
This guys voice is golden..
Holy shit this is one of the most fucking stupid videos I have ever seen.
LOL I never realized John Oliver is this full of shit. This is stupid, they would do movies with correct race if it would get tickets sold for white people…TARGET AUDIENCE helloo? I guess I judged John Oliver too fast, he have now 4 times made joke out of himself. I guess investigatin is too much to ask for a journalist.
And people go ballistic when Hermione is played by a black woman in a stage play, yet when a white actor plays the “Prince of Persia” they just happen to cast the best person for the job.
Who the fuck cares
but when we cast hermione with a black woman, its fine
The last samurai is literally an American that moves to Japan and ends up being a Samurai you fucking idiots.
The Oscars is such a circle jerk.
The key point of this video is that it’s NOT okay for white people to rewrite history and make everyone white. And for people not to go apeshit when a minority actor plays a fictional character that white people assumed were white. Nothing to do with affirmative action.
What the man said was 100% true. It’s risky to have such a high budget film with a less than known actor. It’s a method to guarantee profit. It’s less the subject of racism and more the subject of circumstances.
I’m just going to throw out there that possibly the reason that no black actor got an Academy Award nominee was because the movie that they were in was garbage
This is fucking hilarious! Reminds me of Honest Trailers…
Damn it Tom Cruise. It’s all his fault for being so fucking good at acting!
America is a white majority country. Hollywood is in america. But I understand this just a longwinded way of saying ” fuck white people ” . Fuck you too, regressive ideologues.
what if i told you not in every aspect of life we need equal presentation of all the races^^
Oh man, Bill Maher is not gonna like this =D
worst segment yet
Oh, fuck me…
I’m sorry for being white :((((((((( I’m just gonna go ahead and fucking kill myself for this white privilege
Too damn funny
Produce your own damn movie then.
Eeerm…Persians/Iranians are white! I admit that it would have been nice if the role had been played by an iranian but there aren’t many famous iranians in Hollywood! this pc shit is getting way out of hand!
Moving funding is a fickle thing and which actors are planned to star in it is a factor.
And it’s not like The Last Samurai example is taken totally out of context.
This video is spot-on and the cranky reactionaries in the comments only highlight the problem. Congrats, numpties
Meanwhile we’ll neglect that despite all their complaining, B.E.T does in fact exist with their own programs and award shows.
It is so true lol The fact is hollywood directors just don’t want to cast minorities in major roles. It is a stupid practice but then again hollywood is stupid. Also I never blamed the Oscars for picking who they did because we shouldn’t put 1 mandatory black person in as a nominee and winner each year that would just be stupid and I think people would be just as upset.
This is a very informative video. The downvotes are coming from close-minded people.
American audiences dislike foreign stuff. It has to be adapted and made in the US. At first I thought it was because Hollywood forced people to watch remade stuff, then I figured out that the demand is what is driving these. People are asking for stuff to be deforeignized (nice word). It’s cultural protectionism.
There is enough hate in the comments to make the computer from “I have no mouth but I must scream” blush.
So true. The world is a diverse place made up of many different cultures. Hollywood does an absolutely terrible job of reflecting this…
I’m just going to throw this one out there, and I know this may sound a little crazy to some, but is it possible that hollywood is casting these actors because they are popular and will pull people into the box office and make the studio money? Is it possible that casting some of these people isn’t the result of racism, but the result of a calculated business decision?
thanks John Oliver
Pretty much how I feel when complain about none whites playing white characters. If you hate that then complain when whites play none white character.
You know if you want to make a movie, make a movie, that’s how capitalism works. If people like your more accurate racial characters then you will gain more money than the other movies
wow. its almost like they’re ACTORS
Dave Chappell was right what a smart legend
jesus christ this belongs on buzz feed.
I know understand why people say LWT is libtard shit
You lost me on the Last Samurai bit. In the movie he was a white man taught to be a samurai. Absolutely no issue there as far as ‘whitewashing’ goes.
there is nothing wrong with the system. Blacks have opportunities in films most roles don’t specify race. A black man could have been jason Bourne, matt Damon just happened to have it.
Rue was actually black in the book and people still lost their shit.
I love Michael B Jordan! Creed was the best movie in 2015!!!
White people getting offended in 3, 2, 1, …..
shut your fucking mouth
Why does anyone care about the oscars?
Majority of the 2014-2016 movies you mentioned were junk anyways. Regarding Bond: The books are about a caucasian British spy and if someone one wants a black Bond they can create their own franchise and see how well it will do in the box office… yep that’s what I was thinking
I see what you mean but did you know that they are called ACTORS? They ACT. As in putting up an ACT.
In the same video: it’s an issue when a white person plays a non-white person (Aang) but it’s not an issue when a non-white person plays a white person (James Bond).
All the modern examples are terrible movies. I say we did everyone a favor.
Don’t scroll down.
This is just stupid… an Actor is suppose to PLAY a roll, not be the roll from the start. And the country doesn’t determine ones ethnicity… This is the same as the ones complaining that Hermione will be played by a black woman. Let her, if she’s good it won’t matter what color her skin has…..
some of these are valid, some are just forced.
I agree. The best thing to do in this case John is to lead by example, and give your position as host up to a gay black transwoman. I mean, it’s 2016! We don’t need a Cis white Limey telling us how retarded the world is.
Nick Cage was white in the comics.
I see the comment section is as lovely as always.
I’d rather have really good white actors than mediocre non-white actors.
Kind of ironic coming from a British man that does a United States political humor show.
Yeah because The Academy Awards are so god damn important. All these mother fuckers are rich. The rich shouldn’t bitch.
Never have I see a Last Week Tonight video have so much dislikes.
Well, to be fair, in ancient times Northern Africa was honestly pretty darn white. Especially around the time of Alexander the Great.
“Walk like an Egyptian.” …*Immediately thinks of time stopping vampires.*
And here come the white 12 year old trying to sound not-racist and commenting about how racist this video is…
Well, to be fair, in ancient times Northern Africa was pretty darn white. Especially around the time of Alexander the Great.
Smh at those dislikes
Also for MJ?
The most famous paintings of Jesus make him out to be a white man. We don’t call the bible racist.
Get this sophistry out of my face.
If Hollywood can cast Idris Elba as a Norse god, they can cast a black guy in an Oscar worthy roll.
I do agree it is stupid though how people cast a white actor for someone like a samurai is idiotic and inaccurate.
I’m curious if people would get as offended if a Hispanic American played a middle eastern character. Or would they shrug and say “Close enough.”
come on….the “prince of persia” was a blond guy in white pajamas
Well the Egyptian faros were Greek
we get it last week’s tonight all white people are racist and evil, next story please….
Mickey Roone was still pretty racist in BaT, even if this video is pretty stupid. Funny, but come one, man.
Here come the regressive left.
race is not important to me but story is. I am so fucking done with the hero’s journey or the secret liar troupes.
So quotas for movies ….
Wasn’t Rue black in the books too?
I can see if the movie in question is based on a true story this argument might make sense, but if the storyline and characters are all fiction….then why they bitchin?
Well technically Persians are white……so that first example is not true.
You want Egyptian actors in period films about Egypt? Just go to Egyptian Hollywood and hire some…..oh wait, there isn’t one. What a shit sketch.
Who gives a fuck? So what if the Oscars are all white? Whenever Bollywood is supposed to have a white actor, but uses an Indian one instead, who truly gives a shit?
Well, liberals are racist. Less funny when your topics are pulled straight from the Democrats playbook. This show was funny and balanced in the beginning, now every episode is ideological biased. Not as good. Change it back.
“Liberalism” How is This Still a Thing?
Just realized this is Bill Maher speaking
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