Since I’ve been on the subject of representation for the last 30 hours or so, I really HAVE to say that a large part of the reason i stopped watching The Walking Dead TV show, even though I am a huge fan of the comic, was the whitewashing of Lori Grimes.
Because never before had a I seen a comic book character who looked so much like me.
Nico from The Runaways was paler and Asian but pretty close…
And then of course there was that one time Neil Gaiman was all like, “ha ha ha fuck YOU”
And then there’s Maya Lopez/Echo….a disabled native american woman who unfortunately comes off as a bit of a supercrip Mary Sue and is often portrayed whitewashed. Here’s what she looks like:
And…whitewashed. (UUUUUGGGGHHH FANCASTING)
see what I mean?
ohhhhh and byyyyy the way one might perhaps have a certain image in one’s head of an olive skinned heroine
and be instead presented with a bread pudding….
BUT I AM SURE IT IS ALL JUST A FUCKING COINCIDENCE
Besides I’m sure Apache Chief has a speaking role at some point right