Here's why only having white people in your movie about Hawaii is a huge problem.

A new movie staring Bradley Cooper and a version of Hawaii seemingly populated only by white people has brought "whitewashing" back to the forefront.

If you're unfamiliar, whitewashing occurs when a play or movie is set in a place with a rich culture, but most (if not all) of the main characters in it are white.

This is an issue because it robs people of their culture and gives it to people who are not from that place. Essentially, it's appropriation and it's wrong.


Not only does it make for a bad movie, but it doesn't seem to make business sense either.

Unfortunately, this kind of thing happens in Hollywood all the time. Recent examples include "The Last Airbender," "Oldboy," "The Lone Ranger," "Dragonball Evolution," and "Cloud Atlas" to name a few. And most of 'em tend to fail miserably at the box office.

Hopefully, Hollywood will learn that lesson soon.

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Seven years ago, Bill Murray shared a powerful story about the importance of art. The revelation came during a discussion at the National Gallery in London for the release of 2014's "The Monuments Men." The film is about a troop of soldiers on a mission to recover art stolen by the Nazis.

After his first time performing on stage in Chicago, Murray was so upset with himself that he contemplated taking his own life.

"I wasn't very good, and I remember my first experience, I was so bad I just walked out — out onto the street and just started walking," he said.

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