Egypt hits back at Netflix's Cleopatra and say she 'had white skin'

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The Egyptian authorities have accused Netflix of misrepresenting history by casting a Black woman to play Cleopatra, its most famous historical figure, in a new series.

“Queen Cleopatra,” which is set to be released May 10, features Adele James in the lead role.

The trailer, released two weeks ago, claims that Cleopatra was black with curly hair, but it has infuriated Egyptians,with officials in Cairo dismissing the claim as a blatant historical fallacy.

They argue that Cleopatra's appearance would have been light-skinned due to her Macedonian origins.

Meanwhile, an Egyptian lawyer has filed a case with the country's public prosecutor demanding Netflix be shutdown.

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