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Thandie Newton Criticized For Saying She’s The First Dark-Skinned Woman In “Star Wars”

Thandie Newton recently shed some tears after some of her words went viral.

The “Solo: A Star Wars Story” star recently did an interview with The Guardian where she expressed her joy over being the first “dark-skinned woman” in the Star Wars series but noted that it’s “awful” that it took so long.

“I am the first dark-skinned woman in a lead role in the Star Wars legacy, which is both great, that it is finally a correction, and awful, that it’s taken this long.”
Newton added, “Even Lupita Nyong’o’s character was CGI” – relating to the character of Maz Kanata in The Force Awakens.

Dark-skinned where sis???

Unfortunately for her, the skin-color comments got her draggggggged to “The Empire Strikes Back” in part because people thought she was discrediting the plight of actual dark-skinned actresses.

Thandie’s since said that the comments brought her to tears and she wishes she could take them back.

Maybe Thandie meant “dark-skinned” in reference to whiteness???

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Either way, check out more from “dark-skinned” Thandie Newton and fan comments on the flip.



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