Veteran white actor replaces black man in Broadway play, but social justice warrior outcry makes him quit

In today’s post-Obama politically correct madness, a woman can gladly replace a man as Doctor Who, but a white man can never hope to replace a black man without social justice warriors crying foul.

It was announced Wednesday that Tony-winning actor Mandy Patinkin was replacing African-American actor Okieriete Onaodowan in the role of Pierre in the hit Broadway play “Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812.”

On Friday, following an outcry from race-baiting social justice warriors, Patinkin stepped down from the role.

Patinkin spoke with The New York Times to say he’s hip to the vibe and doesn’t want to harm another with his white privilege — he also demonstrates a keen awareness of the vast power of pop culture in America when it comes to the arts.

“My understanding of the show’s request that I step into the show is not as it has been portrayed and I would never accept a role knowing it would harm another actor,” said the actor.

“I hear what members of the community have said and I agree with them,” Patinkin continued. “I am a huge fan of Oak and I will, therefore, not be appearing in the show.”

The show’s creator, Dave Malloy, who also seems to grasp the impact pop culture can have when it turns against you, quickly kowtowed, offering an apology on Twitter for missing the “racial optics of it.”

As for the backlash, here’s a sampling of what he was up against.

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Tom Tillison


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