Anonymous asked: "Can you explain your whitewashing post? I dont get it hahah. Like i thought whitewashing was when white actors portrayed non white characters?"
well yeah generally whitewashing is the term to describe when white actors are cast in poc roles, but it’s also used to describe when a character’s dark morality is made lighter.
tyrion in the show is basically a shadow of what he was in the books. in the show he didn’t:
- tell jon about how he used to dream of setting his father and sister on fire
- break marillion’s fingers
- participate in tysha’s rape
- physically assault shae
- emotionally abuse shae
- ignore the atrocities committed by the mountain clans he brought to king’s landing
- mock ser alliser thorne in the throne room
- give the antler men to joffrey, who then went on to nail antlers to their heads and launch them over the walls
- physically assault cersei
- poison cersei
- threaten to rape tommen if anything happened to alayaya
- have symon silver tongue killed
and now they’re also whitewashing him by making him actively against his marriage to sansa, whilst in the books he wanted it because he wanted winterfell.
removing all these different actions from tyrion has completely weakened his character.