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Should HBO’s ‘Chernobyl’ have had more actors of color? Twitter suggestion met with ridicule

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June 4, 2019

HBO’s hit new series based on the Chernobyl tragedy has divided opinion online, but the oddest reaction yet has come from a budding UK actor wondering why the show’s creators had not chosen more people of color for the cast.

While the docudrama has come under criticism for various historical inaccuracies, the lack of racial diversity among the actors has not been brought up — until now, that is — for the simple reason that 1980s Ukraine was not exactly a thriving hub of modern-day multiculturalism.

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