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Outrage Over Black Actress Cast as ‘Annie'

Posted by on Mar. 9, 2014 at 12:08 PM
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Outrage Over Black Actress Cast as ‘Annie'

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Oscar-nominated actress Quvenzhane Wallis has been cast as the lead in a film remake of "Annie."

The film also stars Jamie Foxx as Benjamin Stacks (Daddy Warbucks) and Cameron Diaz is Miss Hannigan, who is more comical than scary, notes US Magazine (video below).

While remakes are always risky, many of the responses on Twitter have been downright racist.

Blogger Matthew Elliot noted many of the nastier responses posted by people on Twitter on his Storify.com page:

I don't like this remake of Annie. There can't be a black Annie.

Just seen new Annie trailer. Don't mean to sound racist as it does look amazing. But WHY THE F--- IS ANNIE BLACK?! Should be ginger & white

#ANNIE is black? IN WHAT WORLD.

They are remaking Annie with a black girl. If it's a remake, shouldn't she be white? Just like Annie.

They made a n------ Annie. Why.

How is a black girl playing Annie in the Anne remake? a f------ travesty.

They're redoing the Annie movie and making the little girl black. The f--- gonna be going on next? A black snow white????

A black Annie- really? should we now have a white Aunt Jemima?

Sources: US Magazine and Storify.com

by on Mar. 9, 2014 at 12:08 PM
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IhartU
by Gold Member on Mar. 9, 2014 at 12:09 PM
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 Annie was WHITE in the comics, so I feel she should stay white and I don't feel that makes me a racist. I also think the Annie movie form the 80's with Carol Burnett was brilliant and that it doesn't need another remake.

romalove
by Roma on Mar. 9, 2014 at 12:26 PM
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I think Annie is just a fictional character and if they want to do it with a black actress that it's fine.
FelineTopic
by on Mar. 9, 2014 at 12:31 PM
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I remember Annie being white. To cast a different race for a well known character takes away the appeal to view the film. Remakes are risky anyways.......
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LauraKW
by "Dude!" on Mar. 9, 2014 at 12:34 PM
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First world problems. People have too much time on their hands.
VinVanMom
by Bronze Member on Mar. 9, 2014 at 12:36 PM
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I don't care what color she is if she can sing and dance the part
timeforprogress
by Silver Member on Mar. 9, 2014 at 12:38 PM
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I think she will be a great Annie. so not worth being upset over.
PinkButterfly66
by Gold Member on Mar. 9, 2014 at 12:41 PM
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Never liked the original musical so I don't care.

paganbaby
by Teflon Don on Mar. 9, 2014 at 12:42 PM
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I think she looks cute. 

Sapient.Quaff
by on Mar. 9, 2014 at 12:43 PM
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 Some might say it's like re-doing Roots with Tom Cruise as Kunta Kinte.

Or re-doing the Color Purple with Cameron Diaz as Celie Johnson, or even Martha Stewart as Sofia.  

Or making a Michael Jackson Biography with Donny Osmond as Michael simply because he can sing, dance and looks somewhat white. (forgive me, while I laugh hysterically at the absurdity of it - I literally snorted coffee all over my laptop just daring to type that, I was so tickled by the thought)

Some feel there's just some characters whose racial characteristic shouldn't be altered. I kind of understand the point now.  LMAO

chanizen
by Bronze Member on Mar. 9, 2014 at 12:47 PM
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Hurray!  Annie is not a musical about race.

I could see objections to a black huck fin in big river or a white Sarafina.  Those shows deal more directly with race.

Annie could be any race.  What a great casting choice!  And everyone of any color should act Shakespeare 

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