Is It Racist To Have A Nigerian Play A (White) Queen of England?

If it was the other way around, a white woman playing a traditional black role it would be considered racist, so why is the BBC being cheered for doing the opposite.

One Twitter commentator did not stifle their emotions over this casting.

So “white actors playing non-white roles” in the theatre is a diversity scandal, but the casting a Nigerian actress as a historically white Queen of England in a major television drama was and anyone who says different is racist. Got it, plebs?

via Daily Prompt: Stifle


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