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Ugh. Disney has admitted to darkening actors for the live-action ‘Aladdin’ film

This is so wrong.

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If you thought that Disney's live-action remake of Aladdin was done with whitewashing their cast after creating an entirely new character to cast a white male lead, well soz to disappoint you guys, cos they're at it again.

According to The Times, a stand in for one of the film's lead actors witnessed a large group of "very fair-skinned" extras queuing to have their lighter skin tones darkened to mimic a middle-eastern appearance.

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"Disney are sending out a message that your skin colour, your identity, your life experiences amount to nothing that can't be powdered on and washed off," said Kashual Odedra, who also worked as an extra on the set.

And not only did he witness extras for crowd scenes being darkened, but even minor characters. "On one set, two palace guards came in and I recognised one as a Caucasian actor, but he was now a darkly tanned Arab."A spokesperson for Disney has already released a statement on the BBC radio program Newsbeat defending their pretty risky decision.

But The Times ain't taking any of Disney's excuses, clapping back at the company by pointing out the over one million strong community that live just a short distance from the film's set, and the access they would've had to culturally appropriate extras.

And it seems like the Twitterverse are equally as pissed:

Defs not cool, Disney.