The Midsommar May Queen (shangri__la) wrote in ohnotheydidnt,
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Acting Coach Lesly Kahn On Tape Telling Student to Pose As Latina for Roles



Famous Hollywood acting coach Lesly Kahn has gained criticism after a tape of her telling a non-Latina student to pose as Latina to have a better chance of booking jobs and an agent. She told the student in part:

"Just the fact that your name is Rosa Ramirez is gonna get you a meeting. … So you might try it. … Go to the headshot shop and tell them you’re Latin. Wear something f*cking red. Wear some f*cking sparkly earrings. Change your goddamned name, and let’s just do an experiment."


She has "apologized" after the backlash.








Sources: one, two, three, four
Tags: casting / auditions, race / racism, scandal, white washing
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