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Gal Gadot as Cleopatra: Internet enraged over ‘whitewashing’ of Egyptian queen

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Gal Gadot as Cleopatra: Internet enraged over ‘whitewashing’ of Egyptian queen

Israeli-American actor Gal Gadot is gearing as much as star because the Egyptian queen, Cleopatra for her upcoming biopic.

The Wonder Woman star’s casting has raised fairly a number of eyebrows as many followers questioned why the makers hadn’t thought-about discovering an Egyptian actor to play the Egyptian queen.

“Hollywood’s at it again with the whitewashing,” one fan wrote, while another added: “So…there have been no Egyptian ladies to play, um, an *Egyptian* queen?”

“Which Hollywood [expletive] thought it might be a good suggestion to solid an Israeli actress as Cleopatra (a really bland wanting one) as an alternative of a shocking Arab actress like Nadine Njeim?” a 3rd chimed in.

Author Morgan Jerkins wrote: “I’m sure Gal Gadot is going to do a wonderful job as Cleopatra. However, for me personally, I would love a Cleopatra who’s darker than a brown paper bag, because that seems a bit more historically accurate.”

Cleopatra’s precise ethnicity, nevertheless, stays a little bit of a thriller ass some historians word that whereas the queen was born in Egypt, her household line was from Macedonian Greece.

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