The Winx Saga Cast Respond To Whitewashing Criticism

“It’s really sad to see that fans were upset with the casting.”

So, you might be familiar with the hugely popular Netflix show Fate: The Winx Saga.

Netflix / Courtesy Everett Collection

However, there was some backlash when it came to the casting of Elisha Applebaum as Musa — who is depicted as East Asian in the cartoon…

Netflix / Courtesy Everett Collection, Nickelodeon

…And Eliot Salt as Terra, Flora’s cousin — instead of Flora herself, a Latinx character.

Netflix / Courtesy Everett Collection, Nickelodeon

Well, some of the Netflix actors have now addressed the casting. “It’s really sad to see that fans were upset with the casting,” Elisha told Digital Spy. “I wasn’t involved in the casting but I hope that what they’ve seen and how I’ve portrayed Musa was to their liking.”

Eliot said that she hopes to see Flora in Season 2, saying, “I think it’s really important that we do see [Terra and Flora together] and if we’re lucky enough to get a Season 2 that’s my greatest hope.”

Precious Mustapha, aka Aisha, also said, “The industry is getting to a point where we’re starting to see more diversity on screen, but it’s obviously not enough and there’s still more work to be done. It’s really nice to be on a show where there is a lot of diversity. There could be more and hopefully if we get a season two there will be a lot of that.”

Netflix / Courtesy Everett Collection

“It’s nice because I know my younger self would feel really happy and I’d feel seen if I saw someone who looked like me on screen, so I think it’s incredibly important that those conversations are being had and we should keep them going.”

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