Since the #OscarsSoWhite controversy ignited this month, tons celebs have started a dialogue about the lack of diversity in Hollywood.
And this discussion couldn’t come at a worse time for Charlie Hunnam, who was just cast to play a Mexican-American drug lord in an upcoming biopic!
The Sons Of Anarchy star will take on the lead role in American Drug Lord, based on the life of Edgar Valdez Villarreal.
Often known as “La Barbie” due to his light skin, blue eyes, and blond hair, the Texas native went on to become the only U.S. citizen to possess a leadership position in the Mexican drug cartel!
But Twitter isn’t too happy about the British hunk playing someone of Mexican descent — understandably so, since we’re at a point where stars feel the need to protest award shows for not properly representing minority talent.
Even though Valdez Villarreal was known for his blue eyes and blonde hair, social media thinks the studio should have cast, well, NOT a British white dude to play a Mexican character!
Charlie Hunnam to play Mexican-American drug lord; Joseph Fiennes to play Michael Jackson. It’s only fair: Cheech Marin plays Martin Shkreli
Hector Becerra (@hbecerraLATimes) January 27, 2016
Charlie Hunnam can play Mexican-American Edgar Valdez & Joseph Fiennes can play Michael Jackosn, but Idris Elba can’t play Bond?
LaToya Allen (@HashtagLaToya) January 27, 2016
Hollywood: Quick to find Latinos to play drug dealers as background characters but will cast a white man for the lead / to play El Barbie.
Gladys (@UsagiMylene) January 27, 2016
What do YOU think??