Fan favorite, Sundai Love, for the new Yellow or Pink MegaForce Ranger was out of the running yesterday and took to Twitter to express her frustration! I happened to follow her and offered my condolences because I had picked her as one of my picks as well.
However, she brought up the reason why she wasn’t chosen. According to the casting “call” she received they relayed to her that she was great and it wasn’t her acting ability that she was not chosen. Apparently, it was because an African-American Male was already cast and that they couldn’t have an African-American Female was well.
I, among many other fans, have suddenly gained a lot of interest in these tweets. That Saban Brands gave her this reasoning for not taking her into the cast; is it not noteworthy? It is true that there have been multiple Caucasian and even Hispanic Rangers in one season, but never has there even been two African-American Rangers! (Or even one African-American Pink Ranger) Is that racism or is it just the production attempting more diversity? That could very well be the answer, but with the reasoning given to her it seems a little racist that the idea of two Rangers of the same race is not acceptable when it has been done many times over the last 20 Years!
However, let me say that I in no way am implying that Saban Brands is racist, but isn’t that an interesting reasoning given to Sundai?
This article is by no means my opinion but only a catalyst to start discussion and find out the theories of other Ranger fans. I personally don’t think Saban is racist otherwise they wouldn’t strive to have an even diverse cast each year. But it is strange that there can be two Caucasian or two Hispanic Rangers but not two African-Americans right?
In a little more happy news, it is rumored that Ciara Hanna has been cast as the Yellow MegaForce Ranger. It is only rumor at this point as the official word from Saban Brands has not been issued. However, most fans are taking this as cannon including several reputable Ranger sites, bloggers and tweeters.
Ciara changed her picture and Twitter background to Yellow and stated she had good news!
This is the only Ranger we know of so far that could have been cast!
What do you think of the Racism? What do you think of Sundai Love?
What do you think of another blonde Yellow Ranger? What do you think of Ciara Hanna!