The Internet at the Speed of Thought

They Promised Diversity in ‘Aladdin’ Remake, but Hollywood Has Its Eye on a White Actor for Lead…

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Thanks, but no thanks.

We all remember growing up watching Aladdin. It’s easy to remember the bright blue genie, the flying carpet, Aladdin’s monkey Abu, and his main squeeze Jasmine. The movie isn’t so old that we can’t also remember what race the characters were though.

Yet, for some reason, Hollywood is thinking about trying to pull a fast one on us and cast a white man as one of the primary roles: the evil villain, Jafar. After rumors began to circulate that Tom Hardy was being eyed for the role, the Internet immediately made it very clear that they were not having it.

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