Digital Masta wrote:
It looks like it is more about the response of the actress than the outfit itself. Hollywood has developed a complete disgust for the audience. Previous generations would have framed their responses (if they responded at all) in a way that didn't insult the audience. But hey, nowadays these people are our betters, amirite?
She could've said:
"Hey, we hear you about the costume and it was decided to go in a different direction. We worked really hard on this and we hope you guys like it."
The costume is what precipitated this, her response to the freak-out just sent them into a even bigger tizzy
Digital Masta wrote:
I just think its funny that Faye is Singaporen I believe in the series, she's Asian and Hollywood for all it's cries about diversity hires a white-looking Mexican woman to play her. Yet they race swap Spike and make him Asian.
Anime Faye looks white has hell.
As for Spike, his race is never explicitly touched upon in the Anime and the surname "Spiegel" is of German(and Jewish) origin, which could have been picked for purely stylistic reasons to compliment the western/noir aesthetic. I've seen the online arguments some overzealous fans have proffered that he was intentionally designed to look jewish, and because of the dual etymology of his last name, the poofy hair and the fact that he carries a Jericho as his primary sidearm that this amounts actual evidence.
In reality Spike was modeled after a famous Japanese actor named Yusaku matsuda who's a dead ringer for him.
A five second visit to google images essentially obliterates all of those arguments. I think I read somewhere during a convention watanabe attended some years back someone remarked upon this theory and he responded "Sure, why not?", which (if true) pretty much tells you they really didn't put much, if any thought into spikes ethnicity. He's probably mixed race, but who knows...the anime manga/Anime industry isn't exactly known for designing characters with ethnically Japanese names(which irrespective of this character, constitutes the vast majority) that are supposed to be a reflection of one of the most ethnically homogenous countries in the world.
Otherwise every character would have either Dark brown or black hair and be no taller than 5'8.