Whitewashing in Hollywood knows no bounds.
The movie theater chain quickly responded by offering an apology and agreeing to offer up to 20,000 free tickets for local high schoolers to watch the movie.
Even more outrageous than this exec's casting suggestion was his response when someone reminded him that Harriet Tubman was a Black woman.
This weekend's "Harriet" debut reminded us that the actress gives us continuous hair and makeup inspo.
The film stars ESSENCE's latest digital cover star, Cynthia Erivo.
Leslie Odom Jr. Has Genius Response To Trump Administration Stalling to Put Harriet Tubman On $20 Bill
The actor is currently starring in "Harriet," in theaters now.
Leslie Odom Jr., who also stars in the film, spoke on the controversy, telling ESSENCE he understood when critics blasted Black British actors for portraying American heroes.
“If you met me in the street and hadn’t heard me speak, would you know I was British, or would you simply see a Black woman?” says the star.