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    Many Were Shocked That The New Actress Playing Annie Is Black

    Initial opinions regarding the casting were mixed.

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

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    Upon finding that Oscar nominee Quvenzhané Wallis had been cast as Annie, some were seemingly appalled.

    Columbia Pictures

    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&#39;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&#39;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&#39;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&#39;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&#39;re mad because the remake of #annie has an actress who isn&#39;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&#39;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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