Weaver of Tales and Forger of Dreams
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26/Minnesota/Gender Identity Under Review
I got it. You know who they should have cast as Daario? Omar Borkan Al Gala. He’s sexy, he has a beard, he’s from the United Arab Emirates… Everyone’s problems solved.
nhf Whitey-o Na-White-is.
Fuck this show and IF MY MARTELLS ARE WHITE IM FUCKING DONE WITH HBO PROFESSIONALLY
Just you wait, BROWN Ben Plumm is gonna be played by a white guy.
yes, i’ve read the books
but nowhere does it say that Daario is not white. (correct me if i’m wrong) but people often have this assumption that a great deal of the people of essos are persons of color. while this is true, such detail is often touched on and who knows maybe there are white Tyroshi people.
so yeah…nowhere does it says that Daario isn’t white. and i do not think HBO is whitewashing.
and of course knowing HBO, they werent going to do the blue hair. D&D have done this thing where they’re keeping the fantasy and supernatural elements on GoT but also are making it ‘realistic’ (example being how Dany doesnt have purple eyes and how Mel doesnt have red eyes and red ass hair.)
and even the change in his attire doesnt bother me because his clothing in the books seemed impractical anyway. i like how they gave him the traditional Mercenary feel and I’m okay with that.
all that i hope remains in tact is his swag and characterization in regards to his personality.
Well, his hair not being blue is the least of the concerns in regards to the mangling of his character design. They could have kept the beard and general “i’m an eccentric priate” feel of his character, but eh.
I dunno where the “whitewashing” thing is coming from, or why I’m seeing so much of it here… I mean yeah, the people of Essos are all people of color because it’s the middle east/asia/africa of the setting, but the Free Cities have people of all ethnicities mixed in, the Second Sons are a multi-ethnic mercenary company, and yeah… he could have been played by an actor of any ethnicity really, so I don’t know how that is white-washing.
And not only do you cast Daario as white, but you redesign his entire aesthetic to make him look more like a viking than the culture based around the Middle East and Central Asia that he comes from.
Well, he’s from one of the Free Cities, which are all pretty culturally mixed. I can’t recall if his skin color was every described in the books.
But there still need to be more PoC in general all around Essos.
Though whitewashing in GoT always makes me wonder if they’ll find a really tan white guy to play Brown Ben Plumm.