When there is talk of inclusion, it is always talked about other skin tones. But somehow we neglect to see that complete Eastern Europe is almost always portrayed in negative light, if it is even included in Western media.
Now Robert Jordan, bless his soul, was one of the rare people that had one of the core 3 characters modeled after the eastern, Slavic myths (I am talking about Perrin). Was it too much to expect that this would somehow be reflected in the new medium? What about our right to be portrayed. We can make our own good movies and tv as much as people of color, and as much as the whole world, we too are sentenced to the Western media.
A franchise that was beloved in its source material is now breaking off leaving some of the reasons behind.