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That 'Ghost in the Shell' race problem is even worse than it looks


For months now, Ghost in the Shell has been heavily criticized for casting Scarlett Johansson as a protagonist who was Japanese in the original source material. And for months now, those involved with the movie have pleaded with audiences to see the film for themselves before they judge. Well, we've seen the movie now. And it turns out the film's race problem is, if anything, even worse than it had appeared. SEE ALSO: The 8 main excuses Hollywood uses for racially insensitive casting – and why they're BS To back up a bit: the Ghost in the Shell whitewashing controversy began brewing in 2015, when Johansson was first cast.