The Midsommar May Queen (shangri__la) wrote in ohnotheydidnt,
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Civil Rights Attorney Alleges Discrimination in Hamilton Casting Call




A New York City human rights lawyer has so bravely come forward alleging the hottest Broadway musical Hamilton is discriminating against white performers by requesting "non-white" performers in casting calls.

Basically, dude believes the Hamilton casting call violates New York City Human Rights Law and Actors Equity, which forbids employers from discriminating based on race, sex, religion, etc.

This is an actual quote: “What if they put an ad out that said, ‘Whites only need apply?’ Why, African-Americans, Latinos, Asians would be outraged [...] You cannot advertise showing that you have a preference for one racial group over another.”



The press representative and producer of Hamilton say the casting call was approved by Actors Equity and is legal.

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I see he didn't see the debacle surrounding the Katniss Everdeen casting call...
Tags: legal / lawsuit, lin-manuel miranda / hamilton, scandal
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