New York High School Cancels Musical Because White Kid Earned the Lead Role
Ithaca High School in Ithaca, New York, has officially canceled its school musical because a white girl was “outrageously” awarded the role of a “character of color” in the production and student activists threatened the school with charges of “racism.”
Calling themselves “Students United Ithaca,” the group of students succeeded in shutting down the school’s production of “The Hunchback of Notre Dame” after a white girl was given the role of Esmeralda, the gypsy girl who becomes the love interest of the doomed Hunchback, Quasimodo.
The students were apparently incensed that the role of Esmeralda was to be played by a white girl instead of going to a “student of color.” In his 1831 classic, Author Victor Hugo originally wrote the character of Esmeralda as a Romani Gypsy girl. But the students apparently decided that the character should not be portrayed by a white person.
“It shows you that theater wasn’t made for you,” African American student, Maddi Carroll, told the Ithaca Journal. “And it shows you that, if you can’t get the parts that are written for you, what parts are you going to get?”
Naturally, as soon as the kids began their agitating, the school threw in the towel and canceled the show. The activist students were exultant that they got the show canceled. Like all good liberals, they’d rather no one have any enjoyment if their demands aren’t met.