Ciri in Netflix Witcher series probably won't be white

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Betty

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Wonder if they'll work a discrimination aspect to her character on top of all the crap Witcher's seem to get in the world.
 

Bufbaf

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The usual suspects are already up in arms, I'm legit worried about the girl that'll get the role. She's gonna get harrassed to hell and back.
 

ArnoldJRimmer

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She's like snow white in the games at least. But meh, I'm all for diversity. As long as adult Ciri is hotness I'm in :p
 

Icemonk191

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Oh god I'm just imagining the rage this is gonna get from the capital G Gamers crowd.

R/Gamingcirclejerk will be able to mine this shit for years.
 

Winterreise

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Couldn't care less who they cast, or what ethnicity, so long as they are decent at acting.

That being said, considering the uproar when things are flipped the other way and roles get whitewashed, I can't imagine this being any less of a shitstorm. No one ever takes well to a character's ethnicity being changed.

Hope the chosen actress is prepared and informed.
 

Lifendz

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Interesting. So it's going to be based on the books, not the games, but they're willing to make changes like this and risk upsetting the fanbase? Awesome. More interested in the casting than I ever was before. Maybe we get a BAME Yen as well. This thing can't release soon enough for me.
 

Rouk'

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I'm fine with it honestly. If this means the series will take more liberties from the source material, I'm all in. There's too much to be done in a single season.
 

vestan

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Just going to leave this here before this thread devolves into a shitshow



I'm interested in seeing who they cast tbh. I've got high hopes for this.
 
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K.Jack

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The internet hate machine is getting into gear like creating Orcs for Mordor. This is sadly going to be depressingly ugly.
 

Becks'

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I can just imagine threads on Reddit and #BoycottNetflix #BoycottWitcher hashtags already. I am happy with anyone. Just be a good performer.
 

Winterreise

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This will be a shitstorm because people are dumb racists, but the situations aren't comparable at all.
Well, it is comparable in that it's a character's ethnicity being changed - and only in that sense. I used the whitewashing example as I see it in the news more (thankfully so).

Hopefully everyone understands that the original author supports this change and it's a non-issue, but I don't expect that at all. Fingers crossed we never see any complaints, especially about such a young actress!