White Woman Plays WOC In Film About Whitewashing
Kourtney Mason was tired of whitewashing, the practice of casting white actors in roles meant for people of color, so she decided to do something about it — by playing a woman of color in a film about whitewashing, even though she’s whiter than the state of Vermont.
According to Deadline, the film Washed was accepted into the Sundance Film Festival, where it is expected to win the Grand Jury Prize, and may very well score Mason a Best Actress nomination in her role as Rosa Parks, Michael Jordan, and Cheech Marin.
The producer of the film, Thomas Wilkes, said they weren’t able to find people of color who were “right for the roles.” So they decided to go with Mason, whose parents are a jar of mayonnaise and Dan Marino.
When pressed, Mason responded, “I feel passionately about whitewashing. My portraying an African American civil rights activist in order to express my distaste for whitewashing does NOT detract from the film at all... it’s still about the evils of segregation. Don’t be so negative! Also no I haven’t seen the film.”
After the outcry on social media, the actress deleted a post chastising POC for whining about not getting work in Hollywood and then uploaded an Instagram story, where she screamed, “I’M SORRY!” — which made everything instantly better. Curiously, she used Instagram’s new blackface filter for this story. A bold twist, to say the least!
Mason, who is also fucking the director of the film, a white dude with a ginger beard from Prospect Heights, declined any further comment.
Insiders say the actress is too busy to respond since she’s preparing for a lead role in the Broadway musical version of Crazy Rich Asians, where she co-stars alongside Jeremy Renner and Gaten Matarazzo.