No Virginia Cleopatra was not Black. We're seeing that some folks are making a big deal about Cleopatra. In the latest Netflix movie she's portrayed as a black woman. At least they don't have her speaking with a Southern drawl.
Why are they taking historical figures and making them black? Who's next with the Woke crowd? Queen Cleopatra is part of a larger woke Hollywood trend of “blackwashing” in which black actors are cast in the roles of real-life white historic figures, often royalty.
Other examples include Netflix’s upcoming Queen Charlotte series — which features a black actress as the German-born British queen who was married to King George III — and the AMC series Anne Boleyn, which starred Jodie Turner-Smith as the second wife of King Henry VIII.
Oh by the way, she was Greek-Macedonian. And unlike some loon who claimed all Greeks had rings under their eyes, she didn't. So what happens if someone decides to do a Rosa Parks movie and uses a white actress?