Casting Of Jolie As Cleopatra Sparks ‘Race Row’

June 18, 2010 by  
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jolie300Producers of the forthcoming historical epic, Cleopatra are at the centre of what has been described as a ‘race row’ by many media outlets this evening after they received heated criticism for casting Angelina Jolie as the Egyptian queen.

Apparently a ‘race row’ is triggered when one group of people is accused of racism by someone (in this case writer Shirea L. Carroll).

“Honestly, I don’t care how full Angelina Jolie’s lips are, how many African children she adopts, or how bronzed her skin will become for the film, I firmly believe this role should have gone to a Black woman,” wrote he journalist.

Carroll suggested that Vanessa Williams, Halle Berry and Thandie Newton would have been better choices for the part.

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  1. jhrunion says:

    where was the outrage when eartha kitt and halle berry played the catwoman? where was the outrage when the honeymooners was remade with a black cast? nick fury originated as a Caucasian in the comic books yet sam jackson plays him in the movies. the character gilbert was also Caucasian, but when the leave it to beaver movie was cast a black actor played the part. two black actors played the title characters in white chicks wearing white face. robert conrad played jim west on the tv series the wild wild west; will smith played the part on film.