Students protested a white girl being cast in a musical, so the school canceled the whole thing

Students protested a white girl being cast in a musical, so the school canceled the whole thing

Students protested a white girl being cast in a musical, so the school canceled the whole thing

Casting controversy?

When a white actress received the role of Esmeralda, who the original novel says is half Roma and half French, several students dropped out of the play and formed an activist group to protest.

The group wrote a letter calling the casting “cultural appropriation” and “whitewashing” because the woman who got the role is the “epitome of whiteness,” even while acknowledging that she was “a stellar actor, singer and dancer” that any stage would be “lucky to have.”

The students demanded that the school either choose a different show and hold new auditions, or do “The Hunchback of Notre Dame” but recruit black and brown female students to play the role of Esmeralda.

https://www.theblaze.com/news/2018/02/06/students-protested-a-white-girl-being-cast-in-a-musical-so-the-school-canceled-the-whole-thing

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