Arts & Entertainment
Scarlett Johansson Criticised After Being Cast as Sheikh Zayed in Upcoming Biopic
“There are numerous UAE founding fathers and Sheikhs who would perform phenomenally in this role”
Scarlett Johansson has found herself embroiled in yet another casting controversy.
The actress was yesterday confirmed as playing the lead role in an upcoming big-budget biopic of UAE founding father Sheikh Zayed, a move that faced an instant backlash on social media.
“This is ridiculous. There are numerous UAE founding fathers and Sheikhs who would perform phenomenally in this role, but never even get to the audition stage,” said one commentator on Twitter.
“Pathetic. As an Emirati founding father myself I find this extremely insensitive,” added another.
July 29, 2018 at 12:21 am
I feel like this used to say she was going to portray the Profit Mohammad, but was toned down :p