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Disney Slammed for Adding White Character to ‘Aladdin’

Disney is at the receiving end of criticism this week after it created an entirely new character for its live-action remake of “Aladdin” — and made him white. Billy Magnussen (“Into the Woods,” “Ingrid Goes West”) has been cast as Prince Anders, who was not featured in the 1992 animated film and is fresh to the “Aladdin” series. A Disney press statement describes him as “a suitor from Skanland and potential husband for Princess Jasmine.
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