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Tom Holland Staging of Romeo & Juliet Slammed with 'Deplorable Racial Abuse'
Tom Holland Staging of Romeo & Juliet Slammed with 'Deplorable Racial Abuse'

Tom Holland Staging of Romeo & Juliet Slammed with ‘Deplorable Racial Abuse’

“This must stop.” Those are the words written in a statement posted Friday, April 5 by @RomeoJulietLDN from The Jamie Lloyd Company, which addresses “a barrage of deplorable racial abuse online directed towards a member of our company.” Although she went unnamed in the statement, the “racial abuse” is directed toward actress Francesca Amewudah-Rivers, who portrays Juliet in the upcoming sold-out run of Romeo & Juliet. The 12-week production is set to appear at London’s The Duke of York’s Theatre, and it features Spider-Man and MCU star Tom Holland in the lead role of Romeo. The statement posted to X, formerly Twitter (@RomeoJulietLDN), reads as follows:

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​The Jamie Lloyd Company releases a statement pleading for the “barrage of deplorable racial abuse” to stop immediately. Read More