On the Thor msg board there was a post regarding the decision to Cast a black man as Heimdal, now one of the participants on the board couldnt wait to tell everyone why he knew th is was "political correctness" now my question is very simple WHY WHY WHY is it that everytime someone black gets a role or a job or something that someone else doesnt think he or she should have it has to be reverse racism or political correctness, be it a Quarterback ala Limbaugh, or a President, or even an actor, just wondering everyone.
It's not every time. But when a black actor is playing a Nordic god, something is wrong. This isn't like Sam Jackson being Nick Fury. You're talking about cultural icons. I don't want to see a white guy playing Ogun or Shango or any other African god either. And you know there would be an uproar if that happened. Disney can't even make a movie about a frog without people complaining that one of the characters is too light skinned.
To compound this, one of Heimdall's nicknames is "The White God," and he is described in the Eddas as "the whitest of the Ã†sir."