Just saw Star Trek. As not a huge Trekkie, I enjoyed it. I wasn’t nitpicking the canon, just enjoying the story and loving the tribble.
Get on Tumblr to say something silly about Benedict Cumberbatch’s eyes and end up down a rabbithole seeing everyone’s complaints…
You’re right, I had overlooked Uhura’s original heritage (as I mentioned, not a huge Trekkie), however if you’ll notice I did reference Sulu’s. My point there was only that there is no backlash at an originally Japanese character being played by a Korean actor because “Asia is Asia”, only praise for John Cho’s acting.
I get it, you’re pissed about the casting decision, I completely understand your point and question the reasoning behind it myself. My post was not intended to be about the politics of the role, only the fact that the politics have overshadowed the work put into the film, which I think is a shame for any actor.
ETA- When Idris Elba was cast as Heimdall, there were Marvel fanboys freaking out because Heimdall is meant to be überwhite, and Idris Elba isn’t. I saw him on a few TV shows playing it down and laughing about it, but I felt the same way. Although he had a very small role, Idris Elba is an incredibly talented actor, and it was a shame that anyone would even consider being offended by his being cast in anything ever.