I’m tired of the media apologizing for oversights when it comes to the misrepresentation and lack of inclusion in mainstream culture.
I recently saw the trailer for the movie Jem and the holograms. I was confused because I have a daughter who watched Jem as a little girl, as well as played with the dolls. In watching the trailer, I remembered that there was at least one brown female character in the cartoon, but I didn’t see her in the trailer! Now, however, that mystery is solved…
Its terrible casting, writing, everything. Heck, they don’t even look “outrageous”! No, she should not be playing that part; the creators of Jem were fast forward enough to specifically draw an undeniably black woman as Shana… They should have done the same!!!