02-17-2019 12:39:26 PM -0800
02-17-2019 08:18:34 AM -0800
02-15-2019 01:00:05 PM -0800
02-15-2019 09:32:56 AM -0800
02-15-2019 07:34:51 AM -0800
It looks like you've previously blocked notifications. If you'd like to receive them, please update your browser permissions.
Desktop Notifications are  | 
Get instant alerts on your desktop.
Turn on desktop notifications?
Remind me later.
PJ Media encourages you to read our updated PRIVACY POLICY and COOKIE POLICY.
X


Stretch, grab a late afternoon cup of caffeine and get caught up on the most important news of the day with our Coffee Break newsletter. These are the stories that will fill you in on the world that's spinning outside of your office window - at the moment that you get a chance to take a breath.
Sign up now to save time and stay informed!

SJWs Outraged White Actress Will Play African Queen Cleopatra

On Sunday, Britain's Daily Star reported that Lady Gaga and Angelina Jolie — two white actresses — are competing for the role of Cleopatra, sparking outrage across social media. Social Justice Warriors (SJWs) demanded that the African queen should be played by a woman of color, even though the historical Cleopatra was Greek, not black.

"Stop whitewashing Cleopatra!!!" tweeted Kendra James, a writer and editor at Shondaland.com. "Film the story of literally any other queen on the vast African continent."

"I don't know how legit this is, but I think Cleopatra COULD be a great role for Lady Gaga - whoever, today's audiences might want to see a regionally correct actress for the role... what would YOU want?" comic book author and YouTube creator Grace Randolph tweeted, likely suggesting that a "regionally correct" actress would need to be black.

Black movie reviewer Valerie Complex also complained about "white actresses fighting over the role of Cleopatra," suggesting a film about "Literally any other Queen in the world preferable a WoC," or "woman of color."

"I'm not sorry to tell y'all but [Rihanna] definitely has that role owned! Gaga and AJ shouldn't even been in the running," Nick Holmes-McGowan, a native of Cleveland, Ohio, famous for fighting leukemia and pledging to run for president in 2032, tweeted. "Honestly if a black woman ain't playing Cleopatra, then NOBODY should play the AFRICAN EGYPTIAN QUEEN CLEOPATRA! PERIOD!"

"Cleopatra. More white washing," Jonathan R. Whitfield, a pastor and former Atlanta city council candidate, tweeted.

"Don’t NOBODY wanna watch a white Cleopatra," another Twitter user posted. "How about a real queen like Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira (Okoye), Jada Pinkett-Smith, Taraji P. Henson, Kerry Washington? Real women of color. In those days Egypt was in N. AFRICA. Wasn’t no pale skinned people in that region."