Will Smith Isn't Black Enough?

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On Monday, it was announced that all-star actor Will Smith had been cast to play the father of Venus and Serena Williams in an upcoming film.

The upcoming movie "King Richard" is set to portray the life story of Richard Williams as he coached his daughters to phenomenal tennis careers, even though he had no formal tennis experience. As you know, Venus and Serena Williams have gone on to become two of the most accomplished athletes of all time.

However, many Leftists are angry about the decision to cast Smith as the lead in the film, claiming Smith is not black enough to play their father. Although Smith and Williams are both black, Smith's skin tone is a bit lighter than the famous tennis coach.

Shortly after the announcement, Dallas sports writer Clarence Hill Jr. bashed the casting decision on Twitter.  Hill said, "Colorism matters... love will Smith but there are other black actors for this role."
 

 
Another writer, George M. Johnson, said, "Just like Chadwick shouldn’t have played Thurgood Marshall, Will should not play Richard. Skin color matters in how folk were treated and navigated spaces. Is Alexandra Shipp playing Venus?"
 

 
Will Smith is one of the most famous and well-liked actors in Hollywood. The idea that he should only be allowed to play roles that match his skin color perfectly is disheartening.

The absurdity of this outrage shows how important identity politics have become to Leftists. Sadly, the Left will find a reason in any situation to complain about victimhood and political correctness, simply to further their political narrative.
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