Asian American Media Group Condemns Scarlett Johansson in ‘Ghost in the Shell’ Controversy

This weekend’s arrival of “Ghost in the Shell,” the live-action adaptation of the landmark Japanese anime film, is being met with criticism from the Media Action Network for Asian Americans, or MANAA, which is condemning what it calls the “whitewashed” casting of Scarlett Johansson in the lead role. The organization’s complaint joins the backlash that erupted…