Netflix Cast a Woman to play Vanya in Umbrella Academy!

Netflix Cast a Woman to play Vanya in Umbrella Academy!

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Josh Skinner started this petition to Netflix

It is IMPERATIVE that Netflix/Dark Horse Entertainment re-cast the role of Vanya Hargreeves in the hit show, Umbrella Academy. 

Though we congratulate Elliot Page for his tremendous courage and strength in recently being true to himself and the rest of the world, we must also recognize that for centuries sexist and patriarchal norms have stifled the involvement of women in the theatrical arts. By continuing to play the role of Vanya, Elliot perpetuates this history of artistic violence against women. In the current year such a tragedy cannot stand. 

Much progress has been made in the realm of women’s rights. However, much progress is yet to be done and we can ill afford to take a step backwards.

We, the undersigned, therefore ask that Netflix do the appropriate thing and recast the character, currently played by Mr. Page, with a woman suitable for the part.  

We also ask that Elliot do the honorable thing and graciously step aside for a woman to fill this role. 

Women everywhere are counting on you to do the right thing.

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