Aladdin cast has been announced!
Disney has announced the cast for Aladdin!
Mena Massoud announced as Aladdin!
Naomi Scott as Jasmine!
and Will Smith as Genie!
Disney has been criticized by fans for casting a non-Arab actor in the film!
Since Naomi Scott is of British and Indian heritage, users argued on social media that the part should have gone to an actor of Arab heritage instead!
However, Mena Massoud who is casting as Aladdin, is of Egyptian background!
Here's a few tweets of users thoughts of the cast being announced!
naomi scott should've been batgirl so jasmine could be played by a middle eastern woman im so TIRED of hollywood not knowing how to cast poc pic.twitter.com/EDAfpw9Owb— gabi ? (@harleivy) July 15, 2017
All these Arab actresses on the planet and they cast half-white, half-Indian Naomi Scott as Jasmine. Indian isn't middle-eastern, Hollywood.— Sarah Khatami (@SarahKhatami) July 15, 2017
Y'all are complaining that Naomi Scott doesn't have a brown-colored skin to play as Princess Jasmine in #Aladdin— Delia ? (@jyannaponce) July 16, 2017
Will Smith ain't Blue ?