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Did the film "Cats" whitewash their black lead Francesca Hayward?

The trailer for 'Cats' has people asking why you can't tell the film's lead, Francesca Hayward, is black https://t.co/hvuzqA07lr pic.twitter.com/HU3AZuZvAd

— Yahoo Lifestyle (@yahoolifestyle) July 19, 2019



- The trailer for "Cats" came out yesterday.. As many spoke of the cgi fur, others asked about lead Francesca Hayward's apearance.

- Hayward was named principal dancer for the British Royal Ballet in 2016.

- Hayward was born near Nairobi to a Kenyan mother and British father, moving to England when she was 2.

- Hayward plays the White kitten Victoria.

-Some twitter users said Hayward's face had been altered and coloring changed to obscure that she was black.

- One user asked why you could see the entire bottom half of Taylor Swift's face but not Hayward's.

- Others stated that the lead is called White cat.

-Hayward seems very excited for her film debut , as she put this message on her Instagram" A very feline Christmas awaits".

Source:https://twitter.com/yahoolifestyle/status/1152243780885667841

Tags: black celebrities, broadway / theatre, film - fantasy
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