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Quvenzhane Wallis, the nine year old star of “Beasts of the Southern Wild,” has a new iconic role to play: Little Orphan Annie. Will Smith and James Lassiter are producing yet a new version of the musical “Annie” for the movies, with a mostly African American cast. Oscar nominated Quvenhane has landed the role. You may know that the little girl was discovered by director Benh Zeitlin in New Orleans when she was six. She had no acting experience–or any kind of experience. But the little girl is proving to be quite the find, a natural so to speak. But we’re always worried about child stars. Hopefully things will go well here, with no terrible miseries or scandals down the road involving — well, we all know what could happen.

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  1. Why does Hollywood, and comic books, keep erasing white characters and making them black or non-white? Examples include:

    Kingpin in “Daredevil”. Was a fat, white CEO criminal boss, then they cast him as Michael Clark Duncan… okaaay….

    Nick Fury of S.H.I.E.L.D. originally looked like a middle aged David Hasselhoff (and was in fact played by him in a campier older movie), and now he’s Samuel L Jackson. WTF there…

    Or how about the new Mexican Spider Man (not Peter Parker)?

    …and now the orphan ginger Annie is all of a sudden a black girl?

    Excuse me, I am no racist, but it seems that Hollywood has decided the classics should not have any white people in them anymore, and they need to be something else. Well, why don’t you STOP MESSING WITH THE CLASSICS and make something NEW?? Really getting sick of this, what on earth is wrong with a white character and why must you change something that for many people is canon? You could EASILY write a NEW musical with a FRESH story that has non-white characters in them. What are you trying to do, erase white people?

What do you think?

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