Originally Posted by boosh5
This doesn't matter.
What matters is that the creators get to create the creative work that they wish to create. This is the voice they chose. Probably because it is the one they wanted. That should be the start and the end of this discussion.
Unless an email leaks out where Neil Druckmann says, "I really wanted to hire [insert name here], but it turns out she's black, so you know..." this is just another case of Neogaf being Neogaf.
Not everything is worth getting outraged about. Not everything is the smoking gun confirming secret racism.
Originally Posted by DatAhmedz
ITT: People starting to figure out the concept of Voice Acting.
Originally Posted by The_Lump
People seriously bothered what ethnicity the voice actor is? A voice can't "sound white" any more than a fart can "sound white". Physiology of vocal chords and larynx are not consistent across and within races.
Again, it's less the voice acting that most have problems with and the actual literal acting that makes this an issue. in a film, would you be okay with a white person acting as an asian person? Or a white person acting as a black person in a film (not counting the obvious satirical use of blackface in something like tropic thunder of course)? There's a long and dark history regarding white people playing people of color and this is uncomfortably close to playing into that.
I can kinda swallow it if it was just voice work. It's when it's also actual acting where I find it much more troubling. and it should be, really.