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Opinion | Fear of a Black Cleopatra » A new Netflix docuseries has reignited an old debate: Was Cleopatra Black? But a historian whose work informed the show says we’re thinking about her race all wrong.

Netflix sued for depicting Cleopatra as Black » A lawyer in Egypt accused the streaming service of "erasing" his country's history by casing a Black actress to portray the famous queen.

r/entertainment on Reddit: Egyptian jurists demand $2 bln compensation from Netflix over Cleopatra controversy » Posted by u/CaulkADewDillDue - 5,524 votes and 1,017 comments

Egypt in uproar over Netflix's 'Black' Cleopatra, but Race is the Wrong Lens Anyway » Ann Arbor ( Mustafa Amin at the Akhbar al-Yawm reviews the controversy in Egypt over Jada Pinkett Smith's African Queens series of documentaries on Netflix. The first installment focused on Njinga, ruler of an early modern West African kingdom in what is now northern Angola. The second treats Cleopatra, and the trailer insists that the Egyptian queen was 'black.' Adele James, a British actress of mixed ancestry, was cast in the title role. The dean of the Egyptian archeological establishment, Zahi Hawass, spoke out against what he characterized as the appropriation of Egyptian history by American Afro-centrism, in which African-Americans

Netflix's 'Cleopatra' criticized in Egypt over skin color – DW – 05/10/2023 » The Netflix series "Queen Cleopatra" has been accused by some critics of "blackwashing Egypt's history" by casting a bi-racial actress.

Egyptian lawyer sues Netflix for ‘blackwashing history’ in Cleopatra documentary » Cleopatra reigned for 21 years.

Halle’s Blog on Instagram: "A furious Egyptian attorney has filed a lawsuit against Netflix after the streaming service produced a new documentary depicting Cleopatra as a Black woman. In the reenactment scenes of the trailer for Queen Cleopatra the show has depicted her as being Black. According to the Egypt Independent, lawyer Mahmoud al-Semary filed a case with the Public Prosecutor to see Netflix shut down in his country in the wake of the trailer release of Queen Cleopatra. He has demanded serious legal action be taken against the streaming service for making the documentary and accused Netflix of participating in 'this crime'. The attorney has also called for a thorough investigation into the making of the documentary and called for Netflix to be banned in Egypt as a consequence of the 'Blackwashing'. The complaint, submitted to Egypt's the Department of Public Prosecution, against Netflix claims the documentary does not conform to 'Islamic and societal values and principles, especially Egyptian » hallesblogafrica on April 20, 2023: "A furious Egyptian attorney has filed a lawsuit against Netflix after the streaming service produ…"

Egyptian lawyer sues Netflix over 'black' Cleopatra show » In October 20202, the choice of Israeli actress Gal Gadot to play the role of Cleopatra in a Hollywood film also sparked a massive debate in Egypt.

Egyptian lawyer sues Netflix for telling the truth. » It’s less about Cleopatra and more about the depiction of Black Egyptians


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