Yup. Perhaps if he had cast In the Heights with all white people it would have been the kind of avant-garde show that Hamilton was. The fact that some of you rolled your eyes at the previous sentence is evidence of how unidirectional our public discussion about race is.
Bill Maher on Friday night urged Lin-Manuel Miranda to ‘stop apologizing’ and ‘stand up to the bullies’ after his film In the Heights was criticized for not having enough diversity, with Maher declaring: ‘This is why people hate Democrats.’
Miranda’s film, telling the story of a Hispanic community in New York City, was attacked for not having enough Afro-Latino actors.
On Monday the Hamilton creator issued a highly-apologetic statement, promising he would ‘do better’ in the future.
‘Please, stop apologizing,’ said Maher.
‘You’re the guy who made the Founding Fathers black and Hispanic!
‘I don’t think that you have to apologize to Twitter! For f***’s sake.
‘This is why people hate Democrats. It’s cringy.’