Scrooge of Color – 28 of 40 – book research

Here’s a case of whitewashing being overturned.

Neither Legend (nor Brandon Victor Dixon, who played Judas) heard racially based protests over their casting. “Anyone who thinks for one second about where Jesus was born and raised, he probably doesn’t look like the Nordic people who’ve played him in the past,” Legend says. “The idea was to make the cast look like America, make it diverse.”

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