Miranda’s statements come days after “In The Heights,” a musical about a vibrant and diverse Latinx community in New York City, was released in theaters. The film has been criticized for featuring dark-skinned Afro-Latinos in background and dance scenes but not in main roles.
“In trying to paint a mosaic of this community, we fell short,” he said. “I’m truly sorry.”
Miranda said in his note that he’s “learning from the feedback.”
“I thank you for raising it, and I’m listening,” he wrote.
“I’m trying to hold space for both the incredible pride in the movie we made and be accountable for our shortcomings,” Miranda added. “Thanks for your honest feedback. I promise to do better in my future projects, and I’m dedicated to the learning and evolving we all have to do to make sure we are honoring our diverse and vibrant community.”
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