People Are Complaining That Chadwick Boseman Is 'Too Dark' to Play Thurgood Marshall

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People Are Complaining That Chadwick Boseman Is 'Too Dark' to Play Thurgood Marshall

Twitter is ranting.

Published June 27, 2017

Chadwick Boseman has been making Black history all over Hollywood, playing a string of iconic Black figures and becoming the first Black superhero in the Marvel Universe. But his latest role, as Supreme Court justice Thurgood Marshall, is attracting an unexpected kind of criticism.

Some folks, it seems, feel like it is an example of "reverse colorism."

Apparently, there is a contingent on Twitter that feel Boseman is a few shades too dark to play Marshall, believing the former SCOTUS judge's "light-skinned privilege" was fundamental to his advancement. These folks are even drawing comparisons to Zoe Saldana's disastrous turn as Nina Simone in Nina, saying that both films ignore the role skin color played in the lives of their subjects.

So do they have a point or nah? Read on to see the conversation:

  1. Check out Chadwick Boseman In the trailer for 'Marshall':
  2. Some are already criticizing the 'reverse colorism':
  3. Others are waiting to see the movie before casting judgment:

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Written by Evelyn Diaz

(Photo: Open Road Films)

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