'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' Star Melissa Fumero Blasts French-Canadian Remake for Whitewashing

"Gotta day though after watching this... I'm suddenly curious about the Latina population in Quebec. Just sayin"
'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' Star Melissa Fumero Blasts French-Canadian Remake for Whitewashing
Adding to our never-ending remake culture, Brooklyn Nine-Nine is getting a French-Canadian reboot, but the original show's Melissa Fumero is not impressed. In fact, she's called out the Quebec version for whitewashing.

Called Escouade 99, the reboot recently shared its first trailer. But Fumero wasn't exactly pleased with the results. Specifically, she took issue with her character of Amy Santiago, a Latina woman, now been rewritten as Fanny, a white woman played by Mylène Mackay.

"I'm suddenly curious about the Latina population in Quebec. Just sayin'," Fumero tweeted alongside the Escouade 99 trailer.

She soon added: "I've been thinking about this a lot, and it basically comes down to this… while I understand the Latina population is v small in Quebec (& how many of them are funny actors?) the Amy n Rosa roles could've gone to ANY BIPOC so it's disappointing to see that missed opportunity.

"Furthermore, I love actors so I do not mean to shame these actresses, it's not their fault… it's up to the decision makers."

You can see her string of tweets below, where you can also watch the Escouade 99 trailer. Escouade 99 will air on September 17.