July 29, 2021

Lynn-Manuel Miranda Sorry ‘In the Heights’ ‘Low’ in referring to dark-colored Afro-Latinos

Miranda’s reports come just days after the musical “In the Heights” about a vibrant and diverse Latin community in New York City was released in theaters. The film was criticized for having dark-colored Afro-Latinos in the background and dance scenes, but not in the lead roles.

“In trying to paint the mosaic of this community, we have fallen short,” he said. “I’m really sorry.”

Actress and singer Leslie Grace Afro-Latin, who plays Nina Rosario in the film. In an interview with The Roots Felice Lyon, Grace, who reconsidered the discussion on Latin coloring this weekend, handled her response to the criticism diplomatically, “I hope it breaks the glass ceiling because I hope to lead my brothers and sisters darker than me to these films.”

Miranda said in her note that she “learns from feedback”.

“Thank you for raising it, I ask,” he wrote.

“In the Heights” Unlocked 4 11.4 million at the box office. It was also available for streaming via HBO Max before its theatrical debut. (CNN, like HBO, is owned by WarnerMedia.)

“I try to accommodate both the incredible pride of the film we produced and hold them accountable for our shortcomings,” Miranda added. “Thank you for your honest feedback. I promise to excel in my future plans. I am committed to the learning and development we all need to do to ensure that we value our diverse and vibrant community.”