Lin-Manuel Miranda sorry ‘In The Heights’ ‘fell short’ on representing dark-skinned Afro-Latinos

Miranda’s declarations come days after “In The Heights,” a musical about a dynamic and varied Latinx neighborhood in New york city City, was launched in theaters. The movie has actually been slammed for including dark-skinned Afro-Latinos in background and dance scenes however not in primary functions.

“In trying to paint a mosaic of this community, we fell short,” he stated. “I’m truly sorry.”

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Starlet and vocalist Leslie Grace, who plays Nina Rosario in the movie, is Afro-Latino. In an interview with The Root’s Felice León, which reignited the conversation about Latinx colorism this weekend, Grace diplomatically managed her action to the criticism stating, “I hope that this is cracking that glass ceiling because I do hope to see my brothers and sisters that are darker than me lead these movies.”

Miranda stated in his note that he’s “learning from the feedback.”

“I thank you for raising it, and I’m listening,” he composed.

“In The Heights” opened to $11.4 million at package workplace. It was likewise offered for streaming prior to its theatrical launching through HBO Max. (CNN, like HBO, is owned by WarnerMedia.)

“I’m trying to hold space for both the incredible pride in the movie we made and be accountable for our shortcomings,” Miranda included. “Thanks for your honest feedback. I promise to do better in my future projects, and I’m dedicated to the learning and evolving we all have to do to make sure we are honoring our diverse and vibrant community.”

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.