Netflix Removes ‘Sexist’ Sokka Elements From Avatar: The Last Airbender

The fan-favorite character won't have the same journey in live-action.

Netflix Removes 'Sexist' Sokka Elements From Avatar: The Last Airbender

And it’s RIP Netflix’s Avatar: The Last Airbender live-action series which has caved to pressure from the politically correct woke crowd.

It’s learned the Netflix series has removed the elements from the original animated series regarding the journey Sokka went through from being the oldest male member of his tribe thinking only men could do all the work to respecting not only the child savior, Aang, but becoming the heartthrob to women in the show (Sokka means “loverboy” in Zulu).

Recall Avatar: The Last Airbender creators Bryan Konietzko and Michael Dante DiMartino spent two years developing the live-action adaptation for Netflix before announcing their exit from the show due to creative differences.

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Moments in the original show were iffy

In an interview with EW.com, the 21-year-old actor, Ian Ousley, talks up Sokka in the series and says he knew early on what he hoped to maintain in his character from the original.

“I wanted to make sure that Sokka is funny,” he said but notes, “There’s more weight with realism in every way.”

The article then mentions that some things that worked in the “more zany animated kids’ show hit differently in live action” where the actress playing Katara, 17-year-old Kiawentiio, mentions one of them.

“I feel like we also took out the element of how sexist [Sokka] was. I feel like there were a lot of moments in the original show that were iffy,” she said.

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“She’s not wrong”

Of course EW.com shills and says “she’s not wrong,” and points to “entire Reddit threads about such instances.”

Note: The entire Reddit thread linked to in the article has all of eight comments from all of five Redditors that don’t mention any of the following examples used in the article: “Sokka (prior to his character journey) would make remarks like ‘Girls are better at fixing pants than guys, and guys are better at hunting and fighting.’”

Regardless, the article continues and says Ousley agreed with Kiawentiio’s comments: “Yeah, totally. There are things that were redirected just because it might play a little differently [in live action],” he said. 

Avatar: The Last Airbender airs starting February 22 on Netflix.

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