Oh FFS. Other cultures complain of cultural appropriation, wtf is this if not that?? There's a concerted effort to rewrite history and to blur any accomplishments or achievements of and by whites. I don't consider myself a racist at all but shit like this certainly gives me reason to pause and consider.
They did this same crap in The Dark Tower, casting Idris Elba - a very fine actor - into the role of Roland. As anyone knows who's read the Dark Tower series Roland is a tall, gaunt VERY PALE white man with piercing blue eyes.
That King would allow this manipulation of his original book is telling, he's a wacked out leftist and I'm not sure I'll ever read another of his works for selling out the way he did.