'Twilight' Star Jackson Rathbone Hopes To 'Show His Range' In 'Last Airbender'
Forget about a tan, Jackson Rathbone should just tape his eyelids like those White actors who played Charlie Chan did.
Yellowface minstrelsy is alive and well in “post-racial”/”non-racist” America.
Because you know, Asians are just like white folks except they have a slightly darker skin color.
A hat tip to Avatar: Get a Tan, Become Asian at Racialicious for bringing Rathbone's racist comments to our attention. Visit that site to see the outraged responses.
For more on the subject, see Comparing Cultures in Airbender and Racist Casting in Airbender.
Below: "Yeah, I'm playing an Eskimo. If you need someone to play an Asian, hire my buddy Taylor Lautner."