Many Were Shocked That The New Actress Playing Annie Is Black

Initial opinions regarding the casting were mixed.

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The official trailer for the remake of Annie was released March 5.

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Since when is Annie & Daddy Warbucks black..? #Annie2014

Kayne @Kayne21

Since when is Annie & Daddy Warbucks black..? #Annie2014

01:18 PM - 6 Mar 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

I Black #Annie WTF!! Why not do a movie of a [White] Martin Luther King...it too would be stupid!!!

luis molina@ykrt27

I Black #Annie WTF!! Why not do a movie of a [White] Martin Luther King...it too would be stupid!!!

12:38 PM - 7 Mar 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Naw, you guys are right, they should have at least warned us by changing the name to Blannie. #Annie

Jeremy T@turnerjer

Naw, you guys are right, they should have at least warned us by changing the name to Blannie. #Annie

12:45 PM - 6 Mar 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

http://t.co/zOoNCBDeLI Yo they're coming out with a new #Annie Movie!!! oh this is bringing me back.. Only problem is Annie wasn't black!!

The Gangster Of Love@Les_is_Mohr

http://t.co/zOoNCBDeLI Yo they're coming out with a new #Annie Movie!!! oh this is bringing me back.. Only problem is Annie wasn't black!!

07:34 PM - 6 Mar 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

So this #Annie movie is all wrong. I wanna live in a colorless world but I will not stand for a black Annie. #EnoughSaid

Pink Power Ranger @TeamRDiva

So this #Annie movie is all wrong. I wanna live in a colorless world but I will not stand for a black Annie. #EnoughSaid

10:32 AM - 8 Mar 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Wallis' skin color apparently was not the only point of contention.

RT @JAErickson: Why Couldn't Jay-Z and Will Smith remake #Annie and still keep her a lil' white redhead? This looks horrendous. < :/

Kwabena@KwabzGhUk

RT @JAErickson: Why Couldn't Jay-Z and Will Smith remake #Annie and still keep her a lil' white redhead? This looks horrendous.

< :/

07:33 AM - 9 Mar 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Cameron Diaz as Miss Hannigan I don't have a problem with #Annie being black, I have a problem with Annie not being ginger with freckles

chocolat☺♪@QueenLaTeesh

Cameron Diaz as Miss Hannigan 👎
I don't have a problem with #Annie being black, I have a problem with Annie not being ginger with freckles😩😞

03:22 PM - 9 Mar 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

They've remade #Annie??? This is truly a sad day for the #ginger population... http://t.co/AxsxNHL5a4

Paul Richardson@PaulGRichardson

They've remade #Annie??? This is truly a sad day for the #ginger population... http://t.co/AxsxNHL5a4

02:08 AM - 7 Mar 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

"@ENews: trailer for #Annie is here! http://t.co/pWaF0OoXqE" This is so offensive! Her hair isn't nearly red enough! #scandal

Bob Strue@thebobstrue

"@ENews: trailer for #Annie is here! http://t.co/pWaF0OoXqE"
This is so offensive! Her hair isn't nearly red enough!
#scandal

12:43 PM - 6 Mar 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Many responded in the movie's defense.

Hey people pissed off about #Annie remake we'll give you back that role when you give us back Cleopatra, Alexandre Dumas and Jesus...lmbo

Nicole S@FatimatheOasis

Hey people pissed off about #Annie remake we'll give you back that role when you give us back Cleopatra, Alexandre Dumas and Jesus...lmbo

11:28 AM - 8 Mar 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

if you're mad because the remake of #annie has an actress who isn't white, freckled, red haired.. please drown yourself in the nearest pool.

DJ Steppo@steppo

if you're mad because the remake of #annie has an actress who isn't white, freckled, red haired.. please drown yourself in the nearest pool.

06:40 PM - 8 Mar 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

so what if the new Annie is black? I love this musical I am super excited they've made a movie! oh yay #anniemovie

eloise balazs@eloisebalazs

so what if the new Annie is black? I love this musical I am super excited they've made a movie! oh yay #anniemovie

12:09 PM - 7 Mar 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

White racists can enjoy to old #Annie. Black racist can enjoy the new one. And the rest of us can enjoy both. #Solution

Erik@AlwaysErked

White racists can enjoy to old #Annie. Black racist can enjoy the new one. And the rest of us can enjoy both. #Solution

05:18 AM - 10 Mar 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

No amount of backlash can trump a young girl seeing a black #Annie and feeling, briefly, at home in her skin. #Representation is everything.

Vondell Swain@vondellswain

No amount of backlash can trump a young girl seeing a black #Annie and feeling, briefly, at home in her skin. #Representation is everything.

03:58 PM - 8 Mar 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

The new version of Annie will hit theaters this Christmas.

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