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

One year ago   |   By Business Insider

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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