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Racially insensitive casting: Zach McGowan as Ben Kanahele in “Ni’ihau”

Another day, another whitewashing controversy. This one has been brewing for some days now, and it involves a historical filmĀ calledĀ Ni’ihau. The film is based on a true story of a Japanese WWII pilot crash landing on Hawaii, where he was taken in by local leader Ben Kanahele. Here’s the full scoop from Deadline: …Shigenori Nishikaichi, …