Disney has been criticised by followers for casting a non-Arab actor within the new Aladdin movie.

The corporate has introduced Naomi Scott as Jasmine within the live action remake.

Naomi, who’s of British and Indian heritage, will star alongside Mena Massoud as Aladdin, and Will Smith as Genie.

Some social media customers argue the half ought to have gone to an actor of Arab heritage as a substitute.

Will Smith has been cast as Genie in the remake

Picture caption Will Smith has been solid as Genie within the remake

Though Aladdin is ready in a fictional nation referred to as Agrabah, followers typically assume it’s meant to symbolize a part of the Center East.

Naomi’s co-star Mena Massoud is of Egyptian background, though many followers on social media wished it to go to Avan Jogia, who shouldn’t be of Arab heritage.


Some followers argue that casting Naomi because the movie’s princess suggests Disney thinks girls of Indian and Center Japanese heritage look the identical.





However others are pleased with the casting.



Some followers had speculated that Jade Thirlwall from Little Combine can be solid as Jasmine within the reside motion remake of the 1992 animation.

She is of Egyptian and Yemeni descent.

Yesterday, the singer posted “over it” on her Instagram account, which some followers have interpreted as a dig on the casting choice.


Man Ritchie has been lined as much as direct the movie.

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