I have neverMaitreyi Ramakrishnan of Maitreyi has released a response after receiving a racist backlash over her ambitions to play Rapunzel.
In a recent interview, the 21-year-old Netflix star said her dream role is playing a Disney princess in the live-action remake from 2010. Puppets.
After making the comment, some online critics reacted negatively due to Rapunzel wearing white. Puppets and Ramakrishnan is a Tamil Canadian.
Ramakrishnan responded to the criticism on Thursday (June 15), tweeting a link to the song “I’ve Got a Dream” from Puppets soundtrack along with the caption: “Anyway… ‘crazy fans; those who were pressed because I said I had a dream role clearly didn’t listen to the audio track enough.
In a follow-up tweet, she added: “I don’t feel bad for speaking out about my dreams and wanting a hit to show what I have. Until then, I’m still living my life trying to learn how to crochet.
The actor previously told CBS, “I think Rapunzel should be a South Asian girl. Because listen to me, no one knows what it’s like to be stuck in your room, unable to get out because your mom said no to you without giving you a really good reason like skin girls brown still do. Right. It would be like a dream role for me.”
The coming-of-age series created by Mindy Kaling and Lang Fisher is back with its fourth and final series earlier this week.
I have never follows Devi Vishwakumar (Maitreyi Ramakrishnan), an Indian-American high school student after her father’s sudden death.
During the press conference for the new series, Ramakrishnan revealed that she was once asked to change her name because “no one will remember a name for too long”.
But she pushed back and declared: I like, f*** you, no thanks.
Ramakrishnan previously said independence in an interview last year that she would love to star in Charlie Brooker’s Black mirrorreturned for a sixth season this week.
She also expressed that she is happy to see South Asian actors take on leading roles in movies like Bridgerton.
“I could make a general statement like I wish I had a show like this when I was younger… but it’s amazing to see a South Asian character as a lover, namely,” she said.
I have never season four is now on Netflix.