Posted on April 10, 2024

‘Romeo & Juliet’ Play Starring Tom Holland, Francesca Amewudah-Rivers Faces ‘Racial Abuse’

Angeline Jane Bernabe, Good Morning America, April 8, 2024

The production company behind the West End production of “Romeo & Juliet” is condemning “deplorable racial abuse” online after the announcement of its cast, which stars Tom Holland and Francesca Amewudah-Rivers.

In a statement shared on Instagram by The Jamie Lloyd Company, the company said, “This must stop.”

“Following the announcement of our Romeo & Juliet cast, there has been a barrage of deplorable racial abuse online directed towards a member of our company,” the statement began. {snip}


The production company didn’t name which actor in its upcoming play was experiencing the backlash, but some negative comments have appeared in the comments section of posts shared by Amewudah-Rivers, who is portraying Juliet in the play.