People Are Outraged That Chris Brown Is Starring In A Movie About Women’s Basketball

21 December 2017, 11:38

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Questions have also been posed about using a male-heavy cast in a women-centric film.

Chris Brown is set to star in an upcoming movie about women's basketball, but not everyone is on board.

The film - titled 'She Ball' - centres around the story of a coach, played by Nick Cannon, who picks a team of female basketball players to help him save Inglewood Community Center, which has been threatened with closure. 

Brown and Cannon will star in the movie alongside Cedric The Entertainer and Evan Ross, as well as real life athletes from the WNBA, Ball Up and the Basketball Beauties League. 

"I'm very excited for this film," Nick Cannon told Variety before explaining that the movie's main objective is to "empower women!"

However, a number of people aren't sharing Cannon's enthusiasm for the upcoming flick and see Brown's involvement as problematic.

People are condemning the casting of Brown in a film about women dominating in a traditionally male-centric sport in light of his well-documented history of violence towards women.

His ex-girlfriend Karrueche Tran was granted a permanent restraining order against Breezy earlier this year, while he famously pleaded guilty to charges of domestic violence against Rihanna in 2009.

While the movie has no confirmed release date, it's safe to say it's already facing it's fair share of backlash following the announcement.

Both Brown and Cannon are yet to respond to the controversy.

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