controversy over cleopatra casting whitewashing

The upcoming Cleopatra film set for release in 2022 is already steeped in controversary. The film is to be directed by Patty Jenkins and star Israeli born, Gal Gadot. The pair have previous worked on the 2020 Wonder woman film. A recent BBC documentary has revealed that Cleopatra had an Black African mother. It claims Cleopatra, was born in Egypt to a lineage who lived there for 300 years and at the very least had mixed heritage. This is despite many claims that she was white.

Should Cleopatra be played by a black or a white woman? Leave your commments.

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