Although it does not surprise anyone, the live-action project based on the original anime from Sunrise Studios, Cowboy Bebop and produced by Netflix, has been generating controversy long before its premiere, since most Western productions end up becoming big disasters. Recently, the fan community exploded with a statement from the company, who noted that Gren's character "will be reinvented as a non-binary."
Management Mars Elijah Guo Eckener, nicknamed Gren, was a minor character who appeared during one or two episodes of the original series, and was "subjected to experimental drugs that increased his estrogen and made his breasts grow", thus it has been announced that Gren will now be reinvented as a "non-binary," with his actor Mason Alexander Park also identifying as one.
The original post stated: “Introducing Gren from Cowboy Bebop, played by Mason Alexander Park. As revolutionary as the original anime was, the vocabulary we have today for LGBTQ + people didn't exist when it aired. For the upcoming live-action adaptation, the character will be reinvented as a non-binary with a non-binary actor. ”
The inclusion of diversity did the project no favors when they claimed that those who criticized the change were transphobic and evil cis white men, and that if people didn't like it, they could go see the original work. This was stated by the actor himself:
“Hello Cowboy Bebop fans! Just a friendly reminder that his transphobic reactions and posts about Gren saying that we are “changing” the character to do forced inclusion are not in line with the original script. Gren describes himself as "both at the same time and neither" in the anime, so ... I feel sorry for you. "
Cowboy Bebop Synopsis
Basado en el fenómeno mundial de los estudios Sunrise, Cowboy Bebop cuenta la historia de Spike Spiegel, Jet Black, Faye Valentine y Radical Ed: un grupo de cazadores de recompensas que huyen de su pasado al mismo tiempo que cazan a los criminales más peligrosos del sistema solar. Ellos son capaces de salvar el mundo… si se les paga lo suficiente.
Source: Official Twitter Account
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