After backlash about actor Bryan Cranston playing a disabled person, fans now madder knowing he played a guy not named ‘Bryan.’

‘The character’s name is Phillip, not Bryan. Why couldn’t they get a Phillip to play him?’ typed movie fan, Shays Athomealot (27).

A current trend in cinema fandom is to project outrage at actors playing characters vastly different from themselves. First it was straight people playing gay characters, then straight people playing trans people, then fully-abled people playing disabled people. 

Upset fans claim that this is discrimination as it takes work away from gay, trans, and disabled people. Since there is no bottom to this crazy well, fans are now upset with actors playing people with different names with actor Bryan Cranston feeling the heat.

Playing a man in a wheelchair named Phillip, Bryan has come under fire because his name is not Phillip and the internet is letting him know their displeasure.

‘The character’s name is Phillip, not Bryan. Why couldn’t they get a Phillip to play him?’ typed movie fan, Shays Athomealot (27).

‘There are plenty of actors named Phillip who lost out on this opportunity. We need to speak up for them in no one else will,” commented film buff, Jock Bustervideo (24).

‘So now we’re discriminating against people names Phillip? Fuck Trump’s America!’ posted cinephile, Joe Jectorscreen (23).

If these outraged movie fans get their way, pretty soon actors will only be allowed to play people of the same age, gender, nationality, sexual preference and first and last name. And won’t that make movies infinitely better?

Published by Brian Rowe

Brian lives in Queensland with his wife and [insert Councilly approved number of] cats and dogs. Has been described as handsome, charming, intelligent... and his mum also said, “He’s a very good boy.”

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