Quebec's Brooklyn Nine-Nine Premiers Today Amid Controversy Over Claims Of Whitewashing
Original Brooklyn Nine-Nine cast members have commented on the Quebec adaptation.
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This French-language adaptation has beenof whitewashing its original Latina characters.
of the original Brooklyn Nine-Nine cast commented on the Quebec version upon the release of its trailer, including Melissa Fumero, who plays Sergeant Amy Santiago in the show.
Fumero, "Gotta [say] though after watching this... I'm suddenly curious about the Latina population in Quebec. Just sayin."
The director of Escouade 99, Patrick Huard, reportedly responded to the controversy on September 16, claiming that he didn't consciously whitewash the cast, then continued to say "I take full responsibility. It was me who did that casting, and I did it rigorously..."