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One Rumor On Twitter Has The Internet Debating If Camila Cabello Can Act Well Enough To Be In ‘West Side Story’

Rumors are swirling that Camila Cabello might be making her acting debut on Steven Spielberg’s remake of “West Side Story” and it has Twitter torn. Not because they don’t want another “West Side Story”, but because they are not sure Cabello will be able to handle the role of Maria, the main character. Here’s what happened when the rumor hit the Twitter-verse.

It took one tweet for people to start a debate over Camila Cabello’s ability to act.

It is just a rumor and she would have to audition if she wanted to play the part. The casting call went out just two weeks ago so there is no idea who has and hasn’t auditioned or been called back.

Some people just want to know if she can act.

Fair question.

But Cabello stans did come to her side and showed proof her acting experience.

Cabello did release a telenovela-inspired super mini-film as her music video for “Havana” in October 2017. Does that count as acting experience? You decide.

Some people did have suggestions for other “West Side Story” roles for Cabello.

Okay. They really only suggested Anita. That way she is following in Rita Moreno’s footsteps and people seem more confident in her acting chops to take on that role.

There were some people who don’t want it happen because she isn’t Puerto Rican.

Never mind that Natalie Wood who played Maria in the original film was not Puerto Rican or even Latina playing a New York Puerto Rican.

But there are equally as many people that are super excited to see Cabello in the film.

Again, it is just a rumor. Who knows what will actually happen but it is clear that a Cabello appearance in the film is already causing quite the stir on social media.

Tell us…


READ: There’s A Casting Call For A ‘West Side Story’ Remake, And Producers Are Looking For Latino Actors To Star

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We Regret To Inform You That Your Fave Celebrity Is Probably Problematic: A Roundup Of The Year’s Most Problematic Celeb Moments

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We Regret To Inform You That Your Fave Celebrity Is Probably Problematic: A Roundup Of The Year’s Most Problematic Celeb Moments

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6 Problematic Celebrities That Surprised Everyone With Their Intolerant Beliefs This Year

These Celebrities Said Some Problematic Things This Year And Surprised Everyone: A Roundup Of The Most Problematic Moments

Even as a celebrity, there are consequences for saying or doing offensive things. Careers have been destroyed by one poorly thought out tweet or a bad Halloween costume choice. Celebrities have been saying offensive and controversial things for a long time and no one batted an eye, only because no one called them out for it. With Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Snapchat, it’s now easier to find and collect receipts of people sharing their problematic views publicly.

We rounded up the most problematic celebrity moments of the year.

There are some obviously racist, misogynistic, gender-biased, and homophobic celebrities out there who are so offensive that it’s pretty much what they’re known for (aka. Mel Gibson, Charlie Sheen, Azealia Banks, Paula Deen, Kylie Jenner, etc.). But these ones here surprised us this year with their highly problematic and insensitive moments.  All of these stars said or did some pretty controversial things that you should definitely know about. Read on:

Gina Rodriguez 

“Jane the Virgin” star Gina Rodriguez found herself facing a social media backlash in October, after she posted an Instagram story in which she used the n-word. Rodriguez has since deleted the video and apologized in a follow-up Instagram story, which many dismissed as insincere. That story, which remains live on her profile, was followed by a second, more emotional apology Instagram text post. Neither apology satisfied skeptical viewers.

Mario Lopez

Mario Lopez said that it’s ‘dangerous’ for parents to support transgender kids. The “Extra” host’s views on transgender children have been called damaging by experts and LGBTQ advocates. “I’m never one to tell anyone how to parent their kids, obviously, and I think if you come from a place of love, you really can’t go wrong, but at the same time, my God, if you’re 3 years old and you’re saying you’re feeling a certain way or you think you’re a boy or a girl or whatever the case may be, I just think it’s dangerous as a parent to make that determination.” “It’s sort of alarming, and my gosh, I just think about the repercussions later on,” he continued.

Camila Cabello

The Cuban-Mexican singer and actress, set to star in a remake of “Cinderella,” was forced to apologize for repeatedly using the n-word on her Tumblr account when she was a teenager. In a series of tweets, which were flagged by Buzzfeed as spewing “racism, xenophobia, domestic violence, and slurs,” Cabello was shown to have taken part in conversations that were extremely damaging. The thread revealed that Cabello had reblogged various racist and xenophobic Tumblr posts that mocked people who were Asian, Mexican, and Black.

Kevin Hart 

Hart has a pretty vile history of documented homophobia, ranging from offensive standup clangers to dumb interview statements to puerile tweets to a whole embarrassing film filled with it. In 2010, during his “Seriously Funny” standup special, Hart delivered an extended joke based on a fear of his three-year-old son Hendrix turning out gay.

Jeannie Mai

Host of “The Real” and TV personality Jeannie Mai is learning that lesson the hard way after her relationship with African-American rapper Jeezy, Jay Wayne Jenkins, went public on Instagram. In response to the couple’s great news, the internet was quick to resurface an old clip of the television host proudly and enthusiastically claiming that she might date Black men but prefers to marry men who are white. 

Sabrina Claudio

Late last year rising artist Sabrina Claudio was criticized after old tweets were uncovered using racist language. Following a conversation with a fan, the artist confirmed she previously ran a Twitter account called @ODamnYourUgly, leading to a search through old messages. Some had been deleted, but others hadn’t, and it seems the account had a predilection for using offensive language. Insults against Black women and light-skinned Latinos were uncovered, leading to a widespread backlash on social media.

READ: A White Woman Is Suing Two Black Teachers Claiming Reverse Racism After She Banned Black History Lessons

The New Cinderella Remake Tapped Camila Cabello To Play The Princess And Billy Porter To Be The Fabulous Godmother

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The New Cinderella Remake Tapped Camila Cabello To Play The Princess And Billy Porter To Be The Fabulous Godmother

This year, two 90s classics were remastered and re-launched. The CGI version of The Lion King and the live-action of Aladdin sent movie theaters into a frenzy. And with the success they had in the box office, Disney has announced a few more classics to be retold in the coming years. With live-action remakes taking over the world, interest in all things Disney is skyrocketing. So Sony Studios is giving us a new Cinderella live-action with a modern touch that sounds fairly different from the last remake from 2015, which was firmly traditional and palatable.

Here’s what we know about the latest re-imagining of the classic fairytale set to premiere on February 5, 2021.

Sony’s 2021 Cinderella already has an all-star cast

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Few details are known about the plot yet, but according to The Hollywood Reporter, “Sony is putting the project on the fast track for production,” so more details will likely be released soon. Unlike 2015’s Cinderella starring Lily James, this will not be a Disney production. The Hollywood Reporter noted that the remake will be produced James Corden, and that the Grammy-nominated Camilla Cabello has been cast to play the part of the rags-to-riches princess, Cinderella. The singer is also said to be heavily involved in the music for the film, she might even inject some of her son cubano into the kids’ classic, but either way, we’re in for a treat. 

“Playing Cinderella is, honestly, a dream for me,” Cabello told “Entertainment Tonight” in August. “It’s a little bit terrifying, but I’m so excited because anybody that knows me knows I’m obsessed with musicals.” “I’m really happy that we’re at a point now in a culture where ‘Aladdin’ or ‘The Little Mermaid’ … little girls can see themselves being represented,” the pop singer added. “I think that is so important, and it’s about time.” The 22-year-old (how is she only 22!) is also working on a new album, so she has a big year ahead. 

The voice behind Frozen princess Elsa, will play the evil step-mother.

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Deadline reported earlier this month that Idina Menzel, is set to assume the role of Evelyn, Cinderella’s evil stepmother. Menzel voiced Elsa, the princess behind Frozen’s iconic viral song, ‘Let It Go‘. She is also a Tony and Grammy Award-winning actress who is a Broadway mainstay from shows like Rent and Wicked

Bibidi-Bobbidi-boo, we’re getting a fabulous fairy godmother!

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Sony’s upcoming rendition of the classic tale just got a lot more fabulous with the announcement of the new fairy godmother. Billy Porter confirmed his involvement with the film during a panel at the 20th New Yorker Festival. And if you’re anything like us, you have to agree that his theatricality both on and off-screen more than qualify him for the role. The actor shared his excitement via the New Yorker’s Instagram stories where he first broke the news. “I have a couple movies that I’m working on,” Billy said. “I’m gonna be playing the fairy godmother in the new Cinderella movie with Camila Cabello.” In September, Porter became the first openly gay black man to win the Emmy for best actor in a drama for his work on Pose. Prior to that, he earned a Tony and a Grammy for his role in Broadway’s Kinky Boots. 

The new imagining of the poor girl turned princess grew from an original idea by Carpool Karaoke’s James Corden.

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The film is set to be a modern musical rendition of the classic, all-too-traditional fairytale. The idea for the new take on Cinderella grew from an original idea from James Corden, the late-night talk show host who has made major musical inroads thanks to his popular “Carpool Karaoke” segments. Corden is producing the project with Leo Pearlman, his partner at Fulwell 73, the production banner that has found success with documentaries such as The Class of ’92, the BAFTA-nominated Bros: After the Screaming Stops and Karaoke. The new rendition will be written and directed by Kay Cannon, who is known for her writing and producing work on the movie series Pitch Perfect and 30 Rock. Cannon got her start working on NBC’s 30 Rock, for which she earned three Emmy nominations. 

She made her directorial debut with Blockers, a female-centric losing-your-virginity comedy whose cast included Kathryn Newton and John Cena. 

All other plot details are being kept in a shoebox, but the story is described as a modern reimagining of the traditional tale of the orphaned girl with an evil stepmother, with a musical bent thrown in for good measure. Camila’s part in the movie would be her debut into film and we’re certain that it won’t be her last adventure in the silver screen. The new Cinderella film is just one of many Disney movies getting rebooted, and we can’t wait to see what this non-Disneyfied version has in store.