Sometimes Hollywood actually cares what we think.
Hollywood is definitely not new to bad casting decisions and the public backlash that comes with them. Most of the time, they barely care and move on with their decisions. Many other times after a movie is released, the bad casting decisions become iconic roles…
…but not these eight times. In the examples below, Hollywood decided to listen to the backlash and make changes.
Scarlett Johansson had to step down carpet and tug due to backlash from the LGBTQ+ community.
Will Ferrell has been cast to play an old version of Ronald Reagan in the upcoming movie reagan, but left because of public backlash — including from the former president’s daughter.
Zendaya left Aaliyah: The princess of R&B due to the film’s production values and was replaced by Alexandra Shipp.
Sacha Baron Cohen got out Bohemian Rhapsody partly due to backlash from existing members of Queen.
Leonardo Dicaprio left Mel Gibsons berserk after his infamous racist tirade was leaked online.
Ed Skrein had to withdraw from that hellboy Reboot over whitewashing allegations.
Johnny Depp was dropped by the Fantastic Beasts Franchise following allegations of domestic abuse by Amber Heard.
Gina Carano was fired The Mandalorian (and effectively the entire Star Wars universe) after posting hateful comments online.