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Yellowface, Whitewashing, and the History of White People

4 days ago   |   By Teen Vogue

Yellowface, Whitewashing, and the History of White People Playing Asian Characters Paramount Studio's 2017 live-action adaptation of the classic Japanese anime Ghost in the Shell opens to the soundtrack of a haunting chant in Japanese while surreal images of cybernetic body parts coalesce into a naked female form. As the artificial body emerges from its womb-like incubator, the outer encasement peels away to reveal the face of a black-wigged Scarlett Johansson as the film's protagonist, Major - eventually revealed to be the cyberized reincarnation of a young Japanese girl named Motoko...
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