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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!


A post shared by Naomi Scott (@naomigscott) on


However, Mena Massoud who is casting as Aladdin, is of Egyptian background!

A post shared by Mena Massoud (@menamassey) on

Here's a few tweets of users thoughts of the cast being announced!



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