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Fans accuse 'Cats' movie of 'whitewashing' black lead actress after trailer debuts


Added 07-20-19 10:20:02am EST - “The "Cats" movie dropped its first trailer on Thursday and the reviews coming in have been mixed.” - Foxnews.com

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The "Cats" movie dropped its first trailer on Thursday, and the reviews coming in have been mixed.

Now, the Broadway musical-turned-Hollywood live-action flick is being accused of whitewashing its lead actress, Kenyan-born black ballerina Francesca Hayward.

The 27-year-old plays a cat named Victoria and has been given white fur. Fans, who have watched the trailer, claim that the character's fur not matching her actual skin tone is offensive.

"You know what the most impressive thing about the Cats trailer is? They damn cats. They covered in fur. But y'all still found a way to whitewash somebody," wrote a fan.

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