The casting of Scarlett Johansson as Japanese manga character Major Motoko Kusanagi has drawn criticism.

Margaret Cho, George Takei protest over Hollywood ‘whitewashing’ of Asian characters

Entertainers fear a return to the xenophobic Tinseltown of old, and are aghast at recent casting decisions that put Caucasian actors in Asian roles – a practice with a long and ignoble history

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The casting of Scarlett Johansson as Japanese manga character Major Motoko Kusanagi has drawn criticism.
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