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Everyone Is Trolling “Dear Evan Hansen” For Ben Platt's Age And Nepotism...And They're Not Wrong

“Really part of what bums me out about ‘Dear Evan Hansen’ is that I'm actually a Ben Platt fan.”

On today's episode of BuzzFeed Daily, we broke down the top pop culture headlines AND discussed Dear Evan Hansen. You can listen below or scroll down to read more about the interview!

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So let's dive right into it! Recently we talked to The AV Club's Caroline Siede about Dear Evan Hansen and the not-so-kind reactions to it. Here's some of what we learned:

BuzzFeed Daily: Without spoiling anything, can you give us a quick plot summary of the movie? What's the elevator pitch for Dear Evan Hansen?

BuzzFeed Daily: Sadly, there has not been as much love for the movie version. In fact, a lot of people are straight-up hating on it. You wrote a great review for the AV Club, in which you pointed out a lot of the problems. What were some of the biggest issues for you with the film?

Ben Platt looking sad in the Dear Evan Hansen movie

BuzzFeed Daily: Another big issue people are having with this movie is something that's very common in Hollywood: nepotism. Now, one of the movie's producers is Mark Platt, who happens to be the father of Ben Platt. The defenders say it's okay because Ben originated the role on Broadway, but the detractors say he's way too old to play this part. So where do you come down on this?

Ben Platt in a stage performance of Dear Evan Hansen

BuzzFeed Daily: The film also features Amy Adams, Julianne Moore, Kaitlyn Dever, and Amandla Stenberg. Were there any standout performances, or did that thing happen when a really good actor gets cast a movie musical, but they can't really sing like Russell Crowe in Les Mis?

Julianne Moore hugging Ben Platt in Dear Evan Hansen

To kick things off, during a performance at Central Park in NYC this past weekend, Lizzo took a moment to educate fans about the park’s racist origins.

AS WE TALK ABOUT CLIMATE CHANGE, SOLVING HOMELESSNESS, AND MAKING THE WORLD A BETTER PLACE.. WE HAVE TO TALK ABOUT THE INSTITUTIONALIZED RACISM THAT HAPPENS IN THIS COUNTRY ALL THE TIME. Have you been to a Lizzo show? #Liztalk

Twitter: @lizzo

Moving on, Katherine Heigl recently looked back at remarks she made to David Letterman 12 years ago about the quote “cruel” working conditions the cast and crew of Grey’s Anatomy faced — specifically the nearly 20-hour work days.

As always, thanks for listening! And if you ever want to suggest stories or just want to say hi, you can reach us at daily@buzzfeed.com.