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Lucas Grabeel said he wouldn’t play Ryan in “High School Musical” if it were made today because he’s straight & white

"As a straight white man, I know that even without trying, I have taken opportunities away from other people."

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by Anonymousreply 33March 18, 2023 3:40 PM

Good for him. Nice to see this.

by Anonymousreply 1March 18, 2023 3:16 AM

The lip situation in that photo is concerning, to say the least.

by Anonymousreply 2March 18, 2023 3:17 AM

But if he said he would not play it because it should be played by a POC you wouldn’t be saying that, no?

by Anonymousreply 3March 18, 2023 3:17 AM

"As a straight....."

You lost me there, gurl. Who does this queen think she's fooling?

by Anonymousreply 4March 18, 2023 3:19 AM

Umm wasn't the character straight?

by Anonymousreply 5March 18, 2023 3:21 AM

R5 yes.

by Anonymousreply 6March 18, 2023 3:27 AM


by Anonymousreply 7March 18, 2023 3:29 AM

So in 2006 it was progressive to make a play about straight guys doing musical theater and now it 2023 it's progressive to demand no straight guy could ever possibly do musical theatre. Amazing.

by Anonymousreply 8March 18, 2023 3:30 AM

R6 retcons say the character was gay, though. As does the visual evidence onscreen. And the musical adaptation said it too.

Also, pre-pandemic I remember discussing this here, back when Lucas originally said it. Why are we bringing it up again now?

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by Anonymousreply 9March 18, 2023 3:32 AM

Lucas looks like a Lucia.

by Anonymousreply 10March 18, 2023 3:37 AM

R10 = Cecil Vyse

by Anonymousreply 11March 18, 2023 3:39 AM

So was Troy gay too?

by Anonymousreply 12March 18, 2023 3:40 AM

So was Tanner gay too?

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by Anonymousreply 13March 18, 2023 3:43 AM

R9 ok, so he would have come out in college. Cool. So it never happened on film.

The movies we have he likes girls in them. So he’s straight as far as the movies go. Not based on retcon or word of mouth.

by Anonymousreply 14March 18, 2023 3:43 AM

Lucas should take a fatal fentanyl overdose so he can stop sucking up oxygen that sainted POCs could be breathing instead.

by Anonymousreply 15March 18, 2023 3:45 AM

South Park

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by Anonymousreply 16March 18, 2023 3:49 AM

r7 is a Republican clown

by Anonymousreply 17March 18, 2023 3:56 AM

Bearing in mind he is still milking this minor role from a Disney musical from 2 decades ago for fame to this day (he was in the HSM series last year). He expects us to think that he as a 20 year old out of work actor would have turned down the job so they can give it to someone more deserving? No you fucking wouldn't Lucas you'd have been showing Kenny Ortega your Grindr profile and begging him to cast you.

by Anonymousreply 18March 18, 2023 4:07 AM

Did they retcon Sharpay's character too because how could anyone her last name is "Evans" with a schnoz like that?

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by Anonymousreply 19March 18, 2023 4:15 AM

^how could anyone believe*

by Anonymousreply 20March 18, 2023 4:16 AM

What happened to him? He had HSM and Milk, he should've been set.

by Anonymousreply 21March 18, 2023 4:32 AM

He is an actor. He can play any role he wants. So sick of this shit. It's called ACTING.

by Anonymousreply 22March 18, 2023 4:34 AM

“Harvey! Harvey!”

by Anonymousreply 23March 18, 2023 4:38 AM

Is that a male in OP's link pic? I glanced and seriously thought it was a female.

Screenshot is what I can see. That's a female.

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by Anonymousreply 24March 18, 2023 4:39 AM

[quote] The movies we have he likes girls in them.

The subtext begs to differ.

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by Anonymousreply 25March 18, 2023 2:12 PM

What an idiot.

by Anonymousreply 26March 18, 2023 2:14 PM

R18 Minor role? He was one of the 6 main characters.

by Anonymousreply 27March 18, 2023 2:16 PM

If that dumb Conservative who struggled to define what 'woke' meant, was asked that very same question today, she could use this story as an example.

by Anonymousreply 28March 18, 2023 2:43 PM

r27 Yeah and I'm willing to bet with the possible exception of Taylor he's the one that got the least screen time. Troy Gabriella and Sharpay are the main three characters, Ryan, Chad and Taylor exist in support roles for their stories. Granted I've either forgotten or never saw 3 so I'm basing that off of the first 2 films

by Anonymousreply 29March 18, 2023 3:18 PM

So then a supporting role, r29? Not a minor role.

by Anonymousreply 30March 18, 2023 3:24 PM


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by Anonymousreply 31March 18, 2023 3:30 PM

Just more virtue signaling from 'progressives,' who are anti-white.

Do they not realize how self-loathing they come off?

by Anonymousreply 32March 18, 2023 3:36 PM

r30 Well aren't you pedantic. Yes fine a supporting role that is still Grabeel's only claim to fame which was my original point.

by Anonymousreply 33March 18, 2023 3:40 PM
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