Sunday, April 12, 2015

Must not mock foreign pronunciations

As Cinderella, Lily James repeats the line 'Have courage and be kind' ad nauseam.

However, her fans have accused the 26-year-old actress of being more than a little unkind to her Japanese audience after she appeared to poke fun at their accents on Instagram.

'Shinderera' premiere in Tokyo,' she wrote alongside a photograph of herself on the red carpet. 'The final stop on our tour and it was a beautiful cold night, thank you!'

'Tacky racist stereotype comment is pretty gross,' replied one commenter, while another added: 'Not sure if that's a racist comment or it's the real name there.'

Other fans quickly defended the Downton Abbey star, who played Lady Rose, pointing out that 'Shinderera' is how the film's title is pronounced in Japanese.


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