In a wide-ranging interview with The New Yorker over the weekend, the singer and playwright Lin-Manuel Miranda said critics will always have an opinion about his work regardless of how successful it is at the box office.
“That’s fair,” he said. “I do that with art I find lacking.”
“It’s not cancellation,” he added. “That’s having opinions. So I try to take it in that spirit.”
Miranda received some backlash over the summer for his musical film “In the Heights,” which was slammed for lacking Afro-Latinx representation in its casting of mostly light-skinned or white-passing Latinx actors.
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