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In the midst of a huge diversity issue in Hollywood, British actor Charlie Hunnam has been cast as Mexican-American druglord, Edgar Valdez Villarreal for the movie “American Drug Lord.” Texas-born Valdez Villarreal was often dubbed La Barbie” because of his lighter skin, blue eyes and blond hair —which reminded people of Barbie.
The LATimes titled the article “Twitter says a white British actor playing a Mexican American is exactly what’s wrong with Hollywood.”
Now I can see why people are taking issue with the casting since he is not Hispanic, but Charlie kinda looks like Villarreal ( if you squint hard) and he’s got the blond hair and blue eyes, so do you think this casting is a problem?
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