>Literally everyone in the original games were played by a white guy
Shang Tsung is a magical old evil chinaman, played by Ho Pak, a korean. Inspired by the typical chinaman magic evil guys, most notably White Brows who was ethnically a chinaman but also Lo Pan from BTILC although he was a manchu.
Liu Kang is a magical shaolin renegade chinaman, played by Ho Pak too. Inspired by Bruce Lee and Lik Wong/Riki-Oh, a chinaman and some chinaman mystery meat with probably some flip blood in him.
Sub-Zero is a magical chinaman ancient ninja/dishonorabru shadow warrior, played by Daniel Pesina, a mexican. Inspired by the elemental ancient ninjas from chinaland.
Scorpion is a magical chinaman ancient ninja/dishonorabru shadow warrior, played by Daniel Pesina too. Inspired by the elemental ancient ninjas from chinaland.
Raiden is an ancient chinaman deity, played by Carlos Pesina, a mexican brother of Daniel. Inspired by Lightning in BTILC, chink actor and chink character.
Johnny Cage is a martial artist-turned actor with an ancient bloodline which makes him possess supernatural power, played by Daniel Pesina too as a parody of JCVD.
Sonya Blade is a special forces bimbo, played by Elizabeth Malecki who was an athletic natural blonde chick picked by Daniel Pesina at a gym. This is the only girl and indeed white, inspired by Cynthia Rothrock ("the kicking ghostly girl" like how dog-eating chinamen fans call her)
Kano is a supposedly half-japanese (aka Hapa) half-american super mercenary former green beret in charge of a criminal racket, played by Richard Divizio, an italian-american. Indeed white unless you had another story for the italians. To be fair i don't remember the inspiration for this dude.
Goro is a half-human half-draconian thing used by the hell realm to bash the fighters from Earth, he is a clay puppet.
So 9 characters that, in fiction, 2 are whites and 6 are asians along with a fucked hybrid fucker. In reality you have 2 asians, 4 spics, 2 whites and a puppet.
Because "fiction" is what matters then you have triple the chopsticks than hwite men so yeah, it is chinatown.
>Even down to the first reboot most characters were still white
Do you want me to keep playing? i don't recall that but perhaps i might be surprised.
>But between then and now they got really addicted to soylent
That i cannot dispute, the actress who portrayed Sheeva in MK11 was very compelling in terms of acting but downright not visually attractive, the thing about Sheeva is her very nasty look that still arouses more than suspicion if you know what i mean, she's supposed to be a demonic, a paler Grace Jones with 4 arms to jack your limbs off. The MK11 girl is simply an eyesore which doesn't reflect the demonic allure of the MK3 version that in the comics was implied a royal jack-off master.
I honestly agree with your sentiment but MK is one of the last media products i would focus my anger, it ALWAYS was chinese-oriented since day one, it is a rip-off from hong kong kung fu movies. It's two elemental ninjas, Bruce Lee/Lik Wong Riki-Oh, White Brows and the thunder god from BTILC (Big Trouble in Little China) along with Jean-Claude Van Damme and Cynthia Rothrock (both the biggest white action stars working in HK) plus the addition of Kano which was a late addition to counter the figure of the american military girl.
This game is like getting angry at Jackie Chan movies for not having more white people, why not getting angry for the writers making the new young characters annoying and coalburners, not attractive (you did indeed point this out very well) and downright different canonically from their pre-MK9 iterations (Kabal being always a criminal rather than a cop in 9, Kano being an aussie in tribute to that one actor rather than a crazed hapa, etc)