Another casting (at least at first glance) caused a mini scandal online today, after a trailer dropped for indie movie Let Me Make You A Martyr that sees notoriously alabaster-faced musician Marilyn Manson play a Native American hitman.
Manson - birth name Brian Hugh Warner - who previously acted in Sons of Anarchy, spoke with Rolling Stone about the movie.
‘Aside from taking delight in horrific surroundings, Manson also identified with another trait of his character: “I am part Indian,” he says. The singer adds that he did not know Pope was Native American when he took the role because the script didn’t specify it.
“I really didn’t have to change too much about myself physically. I already had just shaved my hair to a Mohawk and it’s black already, so without being stereotypical, that seems like the character would have that if he was part Indian. I think originally they had envisioned someone with long black hair.”’
Manson, born in Ohio, does actually have partial Sioux tribe heritage, but there are certainly more recognisably Native American actors out there, so the internet was still pretty p*ssed:
@RollingStone Guess they couldn't find a REAL. Native to play the part! Won't see! !!!— Nita Colclasure (@NColclasure) August 12, 2015
We choose @marilynmanson to play a Native American character when we have so many amazing Native actors? Why?— Megan Red Shirt-Shaw (@mredshirtshaw) August 12, 2015