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geek news petition against scarlett johansson ghost in the shell
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At least 33,000 people don't want to see a sea of whitewashing in Dreamworks' upcoming adaptation of Ghost in the Shell.  Following news that Scarlett Johansson will star in the film, concerned citizen Julie Rodriguez penned a petition to Dreamworks to cast Asian actors in the film.  She explains,

Fans of the iconic 1995 animated Japanese sci-fi film Ghost in the Shell have been anticipating a live-action remake for years -- but now, instead of casting an Asian actress, Dreamworks has selected Scarlett Johansson for the lead role! The film revolves around Major Motoko Kusanagi, a member of a futuristic security force tasked with tracking a mysterious hacker.

The original film is set in Japan, and the major cast members are Japanese. So why would the American remake star a white actress? The industry is already unfriendly to Asian actors without roles in major films being changed to exclude them. One recent survey found that in 2013, Asian characters made up only 4.4% of speaking roles in top-grossing Hollywood films.

Dreamworks could be using this film to help provide opportunities for Asian-American actors in a market with few opportunities for them to shine -- please sign the petition asking them to reconsider casting Scarlett Johansson in Ghost in the Shell and select actors who are truer to the cast of the original film!


At the time of this post, the petition has 33,477 of the 34,000 signatures it hopes to reach.  If you're interested, check it out here

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Please sign this petition to stop it: http://www.change.org/petitions/hasbro-studiosthe-hub-do-not-change-derpys-name

game of thrones memes season five viewers want the hound to come back.
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Many watchers aren't happy with the loss of Sandor Clegane AKA The Hound after last season's loss against Brienne of Tarth. While it never exactly shows his death, the character has remained absent from the aired five episodes of this fifth season. 

So, those passionate few took their voices to the government's petition website Change.org, in hopes to get the attention of HBO, George R.R. Martin or anyone who could affect the shows writing. They want The Hound back.

"The fate of this character has been left up for debate in both the book series (A Song of Ice and Fire) as well as the television show (Game of Thrones), although many fans strongly believe that he still lives. As the fans, we believe that it would be an incredibly interesting story arc if he were to make a return," the petition reads. "While we understand that with so many characters, it can at times be difficult to fit another storyline in, we feel that the return of Sandor would be favorable to not only the story, but to the already impressive ratings and popularity as well."

If you have a passionate opinion about the fate of Sandor and his burnt body dashed against the rocks, maybe sign the petition and maybe your voice will be heard.