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Lin-Manuel Miranda Addresses Colorism in 'In The Heights' on Twitter: 'I Am Truly Sorry'

Lin-Manuel Miranda Addresses Colorism in 'In The Heights' on Twitter: 'I Am Truly Sorry'

Just hours after Jon M. Chu opened up about Afro-Latinx representation on the screen in his new movie, In The Heights, creator Lin-Manuel Miranda is also addressing the issue of colorism.

The issue was brought up after the debut of the film, which is in theaters and streaming on HBO Max now.

Fans had revealed their grievances about not seeing more Black Latinx performers in the movie.

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Taking to Twitter, Lin-Manuel addressed the issue head on, writing a note to his followers about the issue of colorism.

“I hear that without sufficient dark-skinned Afro-Latino representation, the work feels extractive of the community we wanted so much to represent with pride and job,” he wrote. “I’m learning from the feedback, I thank you for raising it, and I’m listening.”

“Listen, we’re not going to get everything right in a movie,” Jon had said in his interview with The Root. “We tried our best on all fronts of it. I do think there’s something to be said about sharing in experiences and me never trying to say, ‘I know what I’m doing’ but just to give room to everybody to speak up about what we’re doing in that moment.”

Here’s what star Leslie Grace, who is Afro-Latinx, said about the colorism…

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