Should representation outweigh the original story of Movies/TV shows?

FriendlyDrugDealer
We have all seen this happen before where they take a main character in a story within a book, tv show or a movie then transform the ethnicity/ gender into something else.

Now I understand the importance of representation in media to attract people to identify with characters and be motivated by them. Such as movies such as Black Panther for African Americans, Atomic Blonde for women , Miles Morales in Spider man for Afro-Latinos, etc etc.

But they are original characters with their background woven neatly into the characters identity. Instead, we are seeing swapping the origins and changing the core of the art for virtue signaling which throws off the entire dynamic that the writer worked so hard to do.

It just feels weird and it cringes the shit out of me when it’s forced. What do you think? Is it important to force it at the expense of the original art or should we leave it alone?
Should representation outweigh the original story of Movies/TV shows?
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