is ang even asian? i mean its not specified. goku isnt even human, hes an alien sent here to destroy earth for freiza so um not asian kid. try harder ok?
First off, the characters in Avatar: The Last Airbender all live in a world clearly based on Asian cultures and mythologies. They’re also clearly coded as Asian.
Second, even if Goku is an alien he clearly looks Asian. And why should “he’s an alien” be an excuse to cast him as white, anyway?
Also, “try harder”? Seriously? “Hey, I pointed out that exactly two of OP’s examples might not count, so clearly they need to try harder.” Nice counter argument there, old sport. I’m sure they’ve completely rethought their whole life.
actually beyond his outfit hes not asia hell he was going to be a monkey but they decided not to go with that. hes not asian nor is he white. second the actor for ang wasnt white hes actually native so again wrong sorry but try even /harder/
What does what the character was originally going to be in concept have to do with anything? It wouldn’t make him automatically not Asian just because at one point of the development process he was meant to be a talking Buick.
As for Noah Ringer, if you look him up his ancestry is “English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh, and other German.” The kid has identified as “American Indian,” but that’s awfully vague and white people—particularly from Southern states—have a tendency to claim Native heritage when they don’t have any proof of it. When I was younger I used to say I was a little bit Cherokee. I later found out that might not be strictly true.
That doesn’t necessarily mean that Noah Ringer is a liar or misinformed, but I’d take it with a decent helping of salt.