Troubled star cops backlash for new role

This will be one of Franco’s first acting roles since he was sued for sexual misconduct in 2019. But the sexual scandal is not the only reason people are upset with the casting news, Fox News reports.The movie will follow the story of Castro’s illegitimate daughter, Alina Fernandez, who did not know who her powerful father was until she was 10.Shortly following the announcement, actor John Leguizamo shared his outrage over the casting on social media.He wrote, “How is this still going on? How is Hollywood excluding us but stealing our narratives as well?”The Colombian-born actor wrote of Franco, “he ain’t Latino!”Franco has Portuguese and Swedish ancestry on his paternal side, as well as Russian Jewish from his maternal side.Leguizamo’s social media commentary continued with his condemnation of the industry, writing, “No more appropriation Hollywood and streamers! Boycott! This F’d up!”This certainly isn’t the first time Hollywood casting has angered potential viewers.Scarlett Johansson was cast in Ghost in the Shell as Motoku Kusanagi, a character who first appeared in Japanese manga. Others were upset and questioned why Emma Stone was cast to play a Hawaiian woman in Aloha.Leguizamo’s reps did not immediately respond to Fox News Digital’s request for comment. This article originally appeared on Fox News and has been reproduced here with permission

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