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Thandie Newton Addresses Backlash From Calling Herself ‘Dark-Skinned’



Thandie Newton was recently being called out for referring to herself as “dark-skinned.”
About her role in new film Solo: A Star Wars Story, she called herself, “the first dark-skinned woman in a lead role in the Star Wars legacy. Even Lupita Nyong’o’s character was CGI."

Newton likely meant “dark-skinned” compared to the overwhelmingly-White world of Star Wars.
Brits are defending Thandie and saying that yes, overseas anyone who’s not white is considered “dark-skinned.”









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Tags: apology / damage control, black celebrities, british celebrities, celebrity social media, race / racism, star wars
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