Why Some People Are Objecting to Gal Gadot Playing Cleopatra

"Wonder Woman" star Gal Gadot has just been cast as Cleopatra, but some feel the Israeli-born actress shouldn’t be playing the Egyptian Queen. “Cleopatra was a black woman and she isn’t black,” reads one tweet. Another person tweeted, "I’m going to say this once - Cleopatra was Greek!” Elizabeth Taylor famously played the Queen of the Nile, which also raised eyebrows back in the 1960’s. More than 50 years later, casting Cleopatra still causes controversy.

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Cleopatra was Greek, not black.
Pope Anthony
Pope Anthony:
Once again, people being ignorant of history. Cleopatra was of Greek lineage.
I’m not a historian but I’m pretty dam sure Cleopatra isn’t black
Did you guys know that the “ninja turtles” aren’t voiced by real turtles?
Richard C
Richard C:
You literally take two Twitter posts from strangers and create outrage for views.
Yoeleum PMP
Yoeleum PMP:
People just start assuming everyone's black
This is exactly what people said about ruby rose in bat women
“She’s not gay enough”
Kaiju Girl
Kaiju Girl:
Cleopatra is not black. Never has been. Check the facts before making assumptions. Cleopatra was greek
Umar Abbasi
Umar Abbasi:
Were did the myth of Cleopatra being black come from? She was a descendant of the Ptolemaic dynasty which started with Alexander the Great of Macadonia.
Colton Smith
Colton Smith:
Cleopatra was not black
If my eyes don’t deceive me, I’m pretty sure Cleopatra isn’t black.

Edit: Thanks for the likes my fellow companions.
Lmbo She Wasn't Black.
Mel Tes
Mel Tes:
Last I checked Greek people weren’t black but ok
Matthew DSouza
Matthew DSouza:
Why is everyone so soft in 2020.
Mohammad Al-Sabah
Mohammad Al-Sabah:
Egyptians aren’t even balckkkk Dosnet matter if she’s greek
David the giant slayer
David the giant slayer:
But Cleopatra isn't even black
Herc Zeus
Herc Zeus:
While Cleopatra was born in Egypt, she traced her family origins to Macedonian Greece and Ptolemy I Soter, one of Alexander the Great's generals. ... Despite not being ethnically Egyptian, Cleopatra embraced many of her country's ancient customs and was the first member of the Ptolemaic line to learn the Egyptian language.

Cleopatra was Greek.
Big Boss
Big Boss:
When you say "people" you actually mean 12 weirdos on twitter
Anya Martinova
Anya Martinova:
But egyptians were not black, and cleopatra had greek ancestry... so whats the problem..
Havesumwice Boyeee
Havesumwice Boyeee:
What’s the problem about having her play Cleopatra? It’s a movie lmfao
Cleopatra had more greek ancestry in her than black african. her skin tone was most likely tan but not black.
Scarzie1 O’Hara
Scarzie1 O’Hara:
I love Gal,
But there’s only one woman who will ever be able to play Cleopatra, and that’s
*Elizabeth Taylor*
Alezandra Davila
Alezandra Davila:
I think she’s perfect for it
Öskar M
Öskar M:
Yeah cleopatra wasn't black . Supposedly she came from a white country.
Ellie Rubinshtein
Ellie Rubinshtein:
Once again, people don’t realise that ‘acting’ is portraying a character, not playing yourself. Use your head society, anyone can play anyone, that’s the whole point of the industry.
Joni Deppu
Joni Deppu:
I used to be friends with Cleopatra. She's not black. She looked more like an Arabian
Red Forman
Red Forman:
Cleopatra was also “ugly.” When they talked about her beauty, they were talking about her brains. Her coins mostly portray her with a big ol’ nose and strong jawline. How come no ugly person is cast, hm?
Joshua Ricke
Joshua Ricke:
Of course when every time a black person is offended they always gotta make a huge deal about it
History fact: cleopatra is from Greece but was born Egypt
Faisal Iqbal
Faisal Iqbal:
She is perfect for the role and whosoever think she isn't needs an eye surgery 😤😤😤 only a strong woman can play the role and she is the strongest woman I know in the hollywood
Om Patel
Om Patel:
Cleopatra being black doesn’t even sound right. Idk how these people get these accusations from.
Eskimo kennedy
Eskimo kennedy:
Movies were not meant to be politically correct, that's why they're movies.
You want politically correct, watch a documentary.
Deep Blue
Deep Blue:
Damm this comments section is a war zone
Angela Michele
Angela Michele:
Cleopatra was of the Ptolemy bloodline....A GREEK BLOODLINE. CLEOPATRA WASN’T BLACK.
Mizuki Hattori
Mizuki Hattori:
Woke people when RDJ plays as Sherlock Holmes (British): I sleep
Woke people when Gal Gadot plays Cleopatra: REEEEEEE
Akram Sheikh
Akram Sheikh:
Cleopatra is not a Black woman she is a Greek woman she probably was born in Egypt and has some background but she is GREEK Let’s get the facts straight
schrvirsky wynnzm
schrvirsky wynnzm:
Gal Gadot is the only woman who can nail the Queen Character in this hollywood generation and people cant accept the beauty she has
Mott 50
Mott 50:
Anti Semitic anyone ? That's ok if she was black then Brie Larson could play her.
Beyond Smalltalk
Beyond Smalltalk:
the controversy should be based on that god awful imagine cover she did
Albert Romas
Albert Romas:
Probably the same people who think Beethoven was black
Metalbear 81
Metalbear 81:
Who cares, it's called acting for a reason
Scootchie and Boo
Scootchie and Boo:
A simple google search would show that Cleopatra was not black
The SwapMeet Flea
The SwapMeet Flea:
Thumb up if you say she's Greek
Thumb down if you say she's black
Why do people care what she plays tf let her do wtf she wants
nobody cares if you’re first 💀
Erwin Tio
Erwin Tio:
Black, white, who cares If Scarlet Johanson can played the ghost in the shell, I’ll say let her play as Cleopatra.
Joshua Lowe
Joshua Lowe:
I remember Gal Gadot being the voice of Shank from the Disney movie Ralph Breaks the Internet
Gal Gadot portrayed Wonder Woman(who happens to Greek) really well so what's wrong with her portrayal of Cleopatra??
Snoop Dogg
Snoop Dogg:
Fabricated stories so that it will start controversy than give the movie free publicity and the people will make millions because the news makes a big deal out of it
Jennifer Elmasry
Jennifer Elmasry:
Can’t wait for this movie!!
Adrianna Carr
Adrianna Carr:
She’s a perfect fit for the role
Bob Will
Bob Will:
She is one of the few actresses that take my breath away when seeing her.
I wonder why it’s called “acting”.😂
_ Darkski
_ Darkski:
When a black actor plays a role of a white person everyone starts supporting, but when you switch it around it’s different...
duane jessup
duane jessup:
She's perfect to play her. 👏🙏
Falafel boi
Falafel boi:
I'm an Egyptian, and Cleopatra was Greek
David Negron
David Negron:
Lol people dont want Gal playing Cleopatra cuz Gal isnt black um hello people a white lady played her in the 60s lol haha that made me laugh and Cleopatra was Greek get your history right before getting mad at someone for playing a character that is a different race Gal is beautiful just like Cleopatra was leave it at that
Nicholas Johnson
Nicholas Johnson:
Cleopatra wasn't Egyptian; she was Greek!
Abby Ghost
Abby Ghost:
Fighting rasicm with rasicm lmao
Foxey Tube
Foxey Tube:
Oh my god is everything about skin color
the Webster
the Webster:
The left eating itself
Its beautiful and hilarious
Imagine 🤣🤣🤣
hazri izwan
hazri izwan:
Karen: I want to see the Director... NOW!!!
Bonn Eris Alvarez
Bonn Eris Alvarez:
Everyone knows Cleopatra is Filipino. Her great great great grandfather on her dad’s side is Filipino.
Alan the Alien
Alan the Alien:
I click because this was 47 minutes ago and because you just uploaded this
hu this is the news now?
Karen Romano
Karen Romano:
Here we go with the race thing again🤦🏻‍♀️
rare L
rare L:
Oh God I can hear Jada pinket Smith from here lol
Stephanie Hernandez
Stephanie Hernandez:
39 seconds ago🥰
DanielGM 5991
DanielGM 5991:
honestly, wtf!!!
Charles Kim
Charles Kim:
This is so lovely.
Perfect cast fo Kleopatra!😍👍
Like how the video straight up skip the reason "Zionism"
Yat Sum Leung
Yat Sum Leung:
Oh for the last time... it's ga-DOT (like you say "dotted line"), not ga-DOUT (like saying "doughnut")
Ahaha what about when they cast black actors our actress to play characters that where white
John john
John john:
She's fkn perfect for the role. Can't believe i never saw it
5B3 Shiva Gillepally
5B3 Shiva Gillepally:
I would love to see gal as Cleopatra 🥰
The left will all ways get mad 😂
Wayne Payne98
Wayne Payne98:
Egyptians weren't black. The only egyptian civilization was Nubians and Cleopatra was not a Nubian.
Lorrie Chacon
Lorrie Chacon:
I love Cleopatra with Vivian Leigh , so much fun to watch!
Роман Брюхачёв
Роман Брюхачёв:
Need lovely 😍💋 💝💖❤️
Frank Albarran
Frank Albarran:
I think iam gonna name my daughter Cleopatra 🤣👧🥰
Nice. ♥️
Avigail Arad
Avigail Arad:
Cleopatra was Greek..💀
Сохибжамол Солиева
Сохибжамол Солиева:
Fantastic 😍💋 💝💖♥️❤️
Sharon Checkel
Sharon Checkel:
You go girl! Loved you in wonder women.! She will be great.
NoahLogs GS
NoahLogs GS:
Fast And Furious Giselle 😍😍👏
Misfit 636
Misfit 636:
Yes yes!!! Take that for this Ariel that was cast in the live little mermaid 🤣
Bruh, you don't hire actors / actresses only because of their race. It's whether they suit the role or not..
Nyvram Neb
Nyvram Neb:
Gal Gadot is the perfect role Cleopatra, i can't see anyone else playing that role, She is so hot
Niko Bellic
Niko Bellic:
Oh boy were going on argument
Peyton Playz
Peyton Playz:
im early
Demaris Santiago
Demaris Santiago:
2:32 I like that😍💋 💝💖❤️
Tom Hardy but not official
Tom Hardy but not official:
Idc honestly, if the movie is good then I'm watching it. Personally, I think Gal Gadot can pull this off. She's amazing.
Meredith Arndt
Meredith Arndt:
I'm right you're wrong
I'm right you're wrong:
Some People?
that is fine, I mean she is an actress.
Paivi Project
Paivi Project:
I think she is going to be great Cleopatra 💗
John 3:16
John 3:16:
Everyone’s so sensitive nowadays I feel it’s my purpose to be offensive to this gummy bear generation.
Jey Down
Jey Down:
Uuuhm okay?