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Despite the growing dissatisfaction with black actress playing Juliet with Tom Holland among users, true Shakespeare fans are thrilled. First photos

Romeo and Juliet directors' choice of actress was criticized

Spider-Man franchise star Tom Holland has shared new photos with his co-star in Romeo and Juliet, which will soon be shown in London. The role of the young woman in love will be played by black actress Francesca Amewudah-Rivers. The directors' choice caused a wave of discussion online.

As in the case of the scandal surrounding The Little Mermaid, users criticized the choice of the main actress because of her skin color. However, fans of William Shakespeare's work, on the contrary, saw a hidden meaning in this.

Several posters with the characters standing opposite each other appeared on the play's official page. They received tens of thousands of likes, but comments on the photos were not positive.

Despite the growing dissatisfaction with black actress playing Juliet with Tom Holland among users, true Shakespeare fans are thrilled. First photos

The discussion continues on X (former Twitter), and the first memes have already appeared. For the most part, the fans' statements are laced with racist remarks and jokes.

Despite the growing dissatisfaction with black actress playing Juliet with Tom Holland among users, true Shakespeare fans are thrilled. First photos

"Romeo and Juliet? More like Spider-Man and Predator", 'If the situation doesn't change, in 3-5 years there will be a new movie about two drag queens in Romeo and Juliet"."This is not Romeo and Juliet, this is a wrestling poster," users wrote.

Despite the growing dissatisfaction with black actress playing Juliet with Tom Holland among users, true Shakespeare fans are thrilled. First photos

However, supporters of the filmmakers' idea suggested that the difference in races only emphasizes the issues that Shakespeare put into his work.

"I think that the reaction to this movie itself reflects the essence of Romeo and Juliet. I won't elaborate for the illiterate", "Oddly enough, Romeo and Juliet is the only story in which racial conflict can make sense since the couple's racial differences can be the cause of family feuds," fans of the story say.

Despite the growing dissatisfaction with black actress playing Juliet with Tom Holland among users, true Shakespeare fans are thrilled. First photos

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