On Monday, April 3, The Spectrum published a story entitled “A Dangerous Problem: Whitewashing in Hollywood Films.” In this article, the author stated that Netflix whitewashed the character Iron Fist in their original series, “Iron Fist.”
This is not correct. In the original comic, Iron Fist is not Asian. Fans of the series believed that, to modernize the adaptation, that Iron Fist should be portrayed by an Asian character. Therefore, the source of fan disappointment is not whitewashing, but that the character should instead be played by an Asian character.