People are accusing the 'Cats' filmmakers of whitewashing Kenyan-born actress Francesca Hayward in the upcoming film adaptation

Posted On: Jul 20, 2019   |   Posted By: Business Insider

People are accusing the 'Cats' filmmakers of whitewashing Kenyan-born actress Francesca Hayward in the upcoming film adaptation

People on social media are accusing the upcoming " Cats " movie of whitewashing one of its lead actresses, the Kenyan-born Francesca Hayward , after the movie trailer was released on Thursday.
Hayward's character, Victoria, is a kitten with white fur, but many felt that the film was still whitewashing her portrayal.
"You wouldn't know the black lead was black unless you knew her already," one disgruntled user wrote on Twitter.
"Her character's fur could hardly be whiter," another said.
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People on social media are slamming the upcoming "Cats" movie for "whitewashing" one of its lead actresses.
The movie's much-anticipated trailer was released Thursday and shows off an all-star cast, including Taylor Swift, Judi Dench, Idris Elba, and Jennifer Hudson.
After the trailer 's release, disgruntled fans took to Twitter to voice their concerns that Francesca Hayward, a Kenyan-born actress and dancer , wasn't able to be recognized as a person of color.
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