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    Disney Hires Billy Magnussen to Be in New "Aladdin;" Everyone is Angry He's White

    So Guy Ritchie is putting together the new live-action "Aladdin" film.
    News just broke that an original character has been written into the film and he's being portrayed by actor Billy Magnussen.
    But uh-oh...Billy Magnussen is a white guy!
    Forget the fact that every other cast member is black, Indian, etc.
    Everyone found out that one white guy was put into the live-action version of "Aladdin" and controversy has been brewing.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/...=.641ff035b455

    Here's Steven Crowder to sum up my feelings and more:

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    So it's not okay to put a white guy but it's okay to redo Annie with a black girl as Annie? Fucking hypocrites. They pull this shit all the time. It's just reversed. Looks like the tables have turned

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sadie View Post
    So it's not okay to put a white guy but it's okay to redo Annie with a black girl as Annie? Fucking hypocrites. They pull this shit all the time. It's just reversed. Looks like the tables have turned
    The thing about Annie is it's not set in an area that is basically populated by one ethnic group, New York is diverse and they could remake it with any race or ethnicity and it wouldn't be out of place.... In this case Aladdin is set in the Middle East, which has little to no white people so it's not "representing the culture" or whatever. IDC that one white guy is cast playing an original and probably minimal character, but I understand what the fuss is about. Even if it's dumb.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Huner with a T View Post
    The thing about Annie is it's not set in an area that is basically populated by one ethnic group, New York is diverse and they could remake it with any race or ethnicity and it wouldn't be out of place.... In this case Aladdin is set in the Middle East, which has little to no white people so it's not "representing the culture" or whatever. IDC that one white guy is cast playing an original and probably minimal character, but I understand what the fuss is about. Even if it's dumb.
    Annie was a pale red head. You can't just turn her black to coddle to society. Annie also isn't the only show/movie to do this. I think people are overreacting as usual

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    Fucking crybabies.

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    They can sit on it and rotate for all I care. Its a fucking movie so quit your fucking bitching. Tired of this petty ass bullshit.

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    I guess it depends on the backstory for the character & what logical explanation they come up with for having a white guy living in the middle east in what I assume is the middle ages. There were vikings living in Constantinople (now Istanbul, for anyone who doesn't know) in the early medieval period, for example - they were elite guards to the emperor. And the Islamic world was at the forefront of scientific thought for centuries, so I guess you could also have had people go there to study (I have no idea whether that actually happened). Then there were the Christian pilgrims to the Holy Land. I guess the writers could come up with a reason that any of those people travelled further east into Arabia.

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    As long as he does a good job in the role, who cares?

    In the new A Wrinkle In Time, there will be a lot of character changes as far as skin color goes but as long as the acting is good and the story line stays pretty close to the book, I have no problems with it.

    As far as Annie goes, I get that they changed it up because they updated the story but traditionally, Annie has ALWAYS been known by her curly red hair and red dress. But again, as long as the acting, singing, and story is good, I'm okay with it.

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    I think it's more messed up that they couldn't hire a blue guy to play the Genie. I bet the Genie won't even be blue in this.

    Will probably use Shiva as the tiger, too. THERE ARE OTHER TIGER PUPPETS OUT THERE, HOLLYWOOD!
    That Life of Pi tiger hasn't been in anything lately. Oh wait, he's from India. Pfft

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