Percy Jackson Creator Rick Riordan Blasts Racist Backlash Over Annabeth Casting

Leah Jeffries is Annabeth Chase. The young actress, who has appeared in "Empire" and will co-star in the Idris Elba-led movie "Beast" this summer, will play the smart and resourceful daughter of Athena in the upcoming "Percy Jackson" Disney+ adaptation. She, Aryan Simhadri, and Walker Scobell have been cast as the show's leads: three intrepid heroes who team up at a summer camp for the children of deities. These sentences all relay simple facts, but because the internet is the worst, they've also apparently caused some backlash among fans. Racist backlash is unfortunately nothing new, and trolls who would give up on the long-awaited... The post Percy Jackson Creator Rick Riordan Blasts Racist Backlash Over Annabeth Casting appeared first on /Film.

Percy Jackson Creator Rick Riordan Blasts Racist Backlash Over Annabeth Casting
Leah Jeffries is Annabeth Chase. The young actress, who has appeared in "Empire" and will co-star in the Idris Elba-led movie "Beast" this summer, will play the smart and resourceful daughter of Athena in the upcoming "Percy Jackson" Disney+ adaptation. She, Aryan Simhadri, and Walker Scobell have been cast as the show's leads: three intrepid heroes who team up at a summer camp for the children of deities. These sentences all relay simple facts, but because the internet is the worst, they've also apparently caused some backlash among fans. Racist backlash is unfortunately nothing new, and trolls who would give up on the long-awaited... The post Percy Jackson Creator Rick Riordan Blasts Racist Backlash Over Annabeth Casting appeared first on /Film.