Anonymous asked: Hey! Saw your Jared Leto post. I just wanted to say that yes, I agree that ideally a transgendered person should have played that role, but in hollywood right now, there aren't any top name trans people. (Which is a problem, there should be!) So what I'm saying is that they wanted a star studded cast, so they picked a star. So maybe we shouldn't hate Jared Leto for playing the role or hate the directors for picking him, but rather push the fact that there should be more trans actors?
…nope. There are few trans people in Hollywood because few people cast trans actors in Hollywood. The way to “push the fact that there should be more trans actors” is to cast more trans actors.
If I’d been offered the role for an iconic black person, I wouldn’t take it. He was offered the role of an iconic trans woman - he shouldn’t have taken it.