YouTuber Fired from Film Over Racist Video
FOX FIRES 'HATE U GIVE' ACTOR AFTER VIDEO OF HIM USING N-WORD SURFACE
(CNN) – A YouTuber; turned actor has been fired from his first movie.
20th Century Fox fired Kian Lawley after an undated video surfaced of him making racist remarks.
In the video, Lawley uses racist slurs and makes disparaging comments about African Americans.
The film he was slated to be in is a movie adaptation of the young adult novel “The Hate U Give.”
It is based on the black lives matter movement.
t20th Century Fox films says it plans to recast the role and re-shoot scenes as needed.
The YouTuber has apologized for his comments and said he had “learned a lot” in the past few days.