‘Mean Girls’ Broadway actress called out for following right-wing Twitter accounts
Laura Leigh Turner, the actress set to play Karen Smith in the Mean Girls Broadway musical, is facing backlash over her Twitter activity.
Many fans of the movie were upset to discover this. Mean Girls has so far been celebrated as a feminist movie. Fans of Mean Girls and Broadway supporters alike felt casting a woman who may support political figures who are seen as sexist and homophobic was a slap in the face.
“I don’t want someone who supports homophobic, transphobic, racist people in this show,” Twitter user @bwaymaura wrote. “Also, someone who doesn’t support women’s rights in this show????? This is LITERALLY a show about female empowerment.”
Turner’s social media activity was even dubbed “peak white privilege.”
“Mean girls really found this girl who put a whole hashtag make america great again on her instagram and said yup that’s the one that’s our karen,” Twitter user @wewritelettrs wrote.