what really grinds my gears about the argument that POC people can’t be in a movie/novel/game because it’s not “historically accurate”
is the fact that white actors/characters/portrayals have invaded settings where it doesn’t make sense for them to be (see: every painting of Jesus Christ ever) and nobody seems to have a problem with that
there’s a movie coming out next year, its a “”“”gritty reboot”“”” of the story of noah’s ark, and guess who’s playing noah?
did you guess russel crowe, a forty-something white man? just a reminder that the bible was written in the middle east, way before anything even remotely resembling a trade route to europe existed. it does not make sense for a white actor to be playing this part.
it’s not historically accurate, but nobody cares.
and yet there is a massive uproar every time somebody suggests that the media should have more POC characters in fantasy/science fiction/”historical” movies. tell me that’s not racist.