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Ramen Company Pulls Ad Featuring Naomi Osaka with Pale Skin

Backlash over the tennis star's skin tone prompted Nissin to cancel the anime ad campaign.
Bettina Makalintal
1.24.19
movies

'Bleach' Proves It's Possible to Make Good Live-Action Anime Movies

'Bleach' premiered in the US last weekend, and it could pave the way forward for better representation of anime on the big screen.
Beckett Mufson
8.3.18
Film

Scarlett Johansson To Play a Transgender Man in New Movie ‘Rub & Tug’

The problem with this should be apparent.
Connor Garel
7.3.18
The VICE Morning Bulletin

The VICE Morning Bulletin

Hurricane Harvey toll climbs to at least nine, North Korea fires missile over Japan, two killed in mass shooting at New Mexico library, and more.
VICE Staff
8.29.17
Anime

Bang, Cowboy Bebop Is Getting Turned into a Live-Action Hollywood Movie

God fucking dammit.
Beckett Mufson
6.6.17
Interviews

A Whitney Houston Documentary Highlights the Whitewashing of Black Singers

We talked to the minds behind the ‘Whitney: Can I Be Me’ about the icon’s internal struggle between her public persona and who she really was.
Sarah Bellman
5.14.17
cyberpunk

We Talked to the 'Ghost in the Shell' Director About Weed, Whitewashing, and Cyberpunk

Rupert Sanders tells us about the journey he went on to make the live-action adaptation of the 1995 anime classic, and the controversy over casting Scarlett Johansson.
Matthew Giles
3.31.17
Hollywood: The Next Chapter

Why Can’t Hollywood Get China Right?

'The Great Wall' proves that what works for a Chinese audience isn't always palatable for Americans.
2.26.17
Film

Hollywood Keeps Hiring White Men to Do an Asian's Job

The trailer for 'The Great Wall,' starring Matt Damon, set off a firestorm of criticism about Hollywood's whitewashing problem. We spoke to writer J. Y. Yang, who's writing a novel inspired by the backlash.
Chin Lu
8.1.16