Again, criticism from fans on Aladdin movie white actor

Again, criticism from fans on Aladdin movie white actor

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Disney is once again under fire due to the casting of a white actor for the live-action remake of the famous cartoon Aladdin.

Actor Billy Magnussen will have a white prince to play that is the heart of the Arabian princess Jasmine tries to win, reports The Wrap.

On social media sounds a critique on the new role of a white prince in the story. “They have just Aladdin rewritten so that there is a blank character represented?”, ask someone on Twitter. Another user tweeted: “Beauty and the Beast is scene-for-scene re-enacted, but Aladdin gets a blank character in the cartoon not even occurred???.”

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Disney got earlier this year criticized the choice for the British actress, Naomi Scott (Power Rangers) as princess Jasmine. Although the story of Aladdin in the fictional land of Agrabah occurs, many people on social media are of the opinion that the original cartoon is based on the Middle East and that there is therefore also Arab actors in the remake to hear. Some fans felt that Scott white, the actress is not suitable to Jasmine.

Aladdin is played by Mena Massoud, a relatively unknown Egyptian actor, who grew up in Canada. Will Smith plays in the film of Guy Ritchie, the role of the Spirit. Dutch actor Marwan Kenzari plays the villain Jafar. Both director Ritchie as Disney have not yet responded to the criticism.

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