Kian Lawley has been dropped from the upcoming movie The Hate U Give following his racist remarks featured in a resurfaced video. Twentieth Century Fox will now be giving the Zac and Mia star’s role to another actor.
“Due to the controversy surrounding his past comments and behavior, Kian Lawley will no longer appear in The Hate U Give. The studio plans to recast the role of Chris and reshoot scenes as needed,” a spokesperson for the studio told Variety.
In the clip, Kian can be heard speaking the N-word and other racial slurs. “We’re all black drinking purple Kool-aid and eating Kentucky fried motherf–king chicken,".