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Jackson Rathbone of Twilight fame will star as Sokka in the live action travesty of The Last Airbender. While in the cartoon Sokka appears to be of at least Inuit descent with a nice healthy brown hue, Mr. Rathbone is as pale as they come. Perfect for emo vampire. Not so for Water Tribe warrior. What does Rathbone have to say of the casting controversy? And I quoteth:

I think it’s one of those things where I pull my hair up, shave the sides, and I definitely need a tan. It’s one of those things where, hopefully, the audience will suspend disbelief a little bit.

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Excuse me? A tan? That’s all you’ll fucking need? You dumb fuck stick.

If you don’t have anything intelligent to say, shut your face. Certainly don’t say anything that can be misconstrued as racial insensitivity. I’m sure Rathbone isn’t racist. But that’s the dumbest fucking thing I’ve heard in a good long while. I swear, the more news that comes out about this thing, the worse it gets!

Boycott on.

[Via MTV]