Playing Xiaoweis father? Will Smith was mocked: Youre not dark enough.

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 Playing Xiaoweis father? Will Smith was mocked: Youre not dark enough.


Richard the King is a film that re-interprets the legendary experience of Richard Williams. Xiao Wei, who won 23 Grand Slam champions, is considered to be one of the greatest tennis players in history, while Da Wei also won seven Grand Slam champions. The achievements of the two sisters are naturally closely related to the careful cultivation of their father Richard Williams from childhood. However, because of the color of the skin, the Williams family has caused controversy. In his early years, Williams and Williams boycotted Indian Wellesley because of the continuous booing and malicious racial insults that Xiao Wei suffered after winning the championship. It can be seen that the color of the skin is very common in the United States.

Will Smiths skin color does not match that of Old Williams, which has also aroused controversy among netizens in the United States. Is Will Smith suitable for playing Old William? Some netizens who disagreed immediately expressed their frustration on the social media. What is the problem? Many people on Twitter think Smiths skin is not dark enough, unlike the father of a tennis legend.

Skin color really matters, sports columnist Clarence Hill wrote on Twitter. I love Will Smith, but there are other black actors who are more suitable for this role. Another netizen said, Will Smith is black, of course, but hes a light-skinned black. Hes very popular with white audiences. Richard Williams is a real black. Yes, skin color is very important to your social situation. Another netizen added: I like Smith very much, but there are many others who can better depict Williams in appearance.

Some netizens mentioned black actors like Idris Elba or Mahsala Ali, who were questioning whether real black actors were better candidates for Lao Weis role.

Is Idris Elba busy? One netizen said, Will should be a producer and let others play Richard. Another netizen added.

Others compared this with Zoe Saldanas role as the famous musician Nina Simone in the 2016 film Nina, when Zoe Saldana, a descendant of Dominican and Puerto Rican, darkened her skin in order to play the film, which aroused strong dissatisfaction among Simone fans.

But not everyone opposes Smiths performance. Its sad to talk about it, wrote one netizen. Hes a great actor and hes going to play a part in the film. His skin color doesnt matter. Thats talent! So now you have to be as black as coal. Will Smith is an excellent actor. Another added. I cant believe that people really say hes not black enough. Nowadays people are losing their sense. Whether Smith will eventually play the role or not, as one of the producers, he must have his own ideas. But the race and colour disputes that have surrounded the Williams family for many years are bound to arise from time to time, but this time it is Smiths temporary backlash. Source: Netease Sports Author: Leons Editor-in-Charge: Luting_NS5242

But not everyone opposes Smiths performance. Its sad to talk about it, wrote one netizen. Hes a great actor and hes going to play a part in the film. His skin color doesnt matter. Thats talent! So now you have to be as black as coal. Will Smith is an excellent actor. Another added.

I cant believe that people really say hes not black enough. Nowadays people are losing their sense.

Whether Smith will eventually play the role or not, as one of the producers, he must have his own ideas. But the race and colour disputes that have surrounded the Williams family for many years are bound to arise from time to time, but this time it is Smiths temporary backlash.