Cynthia Erivo claps back at critic on her new role as Harriet Tubman


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The British Tony, Emmy, and Grammy, winner Cynthia Erivo, who will star in an upcoming film about iconic abolitionist Harriet Tubman clapped back on an online critic unhappy with the decision, essence.com reports.   

Earlier this week, Focus Features announced Erivo will portray Harriet Tubman in Harriet, which will depict Tubman’s historic escape from slavery and her quest to free dozens of slaves through the Underground Railroad to the South in the late 18th Century through the Civil War, reported deadline.com.

But someone on Instagram became critical of Erivo being picked for a highly-sought after role instead of an African-American actress, Erivo shared the comment in her Instagram stories.

“Why do you Brits come to the…

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