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Angie Thomas And Amandla Stenberg Address “The Hate U Give” Skin Complexion Issue

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People have had something to say about actress Amandla Stenberg being cast for the role of Starr.
In the book and she is described as having a medium-brown complexion.
Both author Angie Thomas and Amandla address the concerns about her snagging a role from a darker skinned actress.




Angie Thomas addresses the issue at Essence Festival, stating she imagined Starr as Amandla when she wrote the book.
She also says she didn’t have control over the complexion of the girl in the cover artwork, because it was provided by her publisher.





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Tags: adaptations, amandla stenberg, black celebrities, books / authors, casting / auditions, celebrity social media, race / racism
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