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‘The Color Purple’ actor Seyi Omooba ordered to pay over £300,000

‘The Color Purple’ actor Seyi Omooba ordered to pay over £300,000

British actor Seyi Omooba has been ordered to pay over £300,000 of court costs after losing her discrimination claim against a British theatre and her own talent agent. Seyi Omooba was cast in a 2019 production of The Color Purple at Leicester’s Curve Theatre. After it was announced Omooba would be taking of the role of Celie […]

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On This Gay Day: Reverend Jerry Falwell got upset about Teletubbies

Religious leader Jerry Falwell declares Tinky Winky is gay American religious leader Jerry Falwell declared on this day in 1999 that children’s television character Tinky Winky was gay. Falwell claimed there were many signs that the purple Teletubby was a homosexual. The British TV series had taken the world by storm in the late 1990’s […]

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Actor sacked from ‘The Color Purple’ had a ‘no gay roles’ rule

Actor sacked from ‘The Color Purple’ had a ‘no gay roles’ rule

A British actor who was sacked from a production of The Color Purple when alleged homophobic posts from her past surfaced as told an employment tribunal she never realised the character was a lesbian because she had not read the full script. Seyi Omooba was cast in a 2019 production of The Color Purple at Leicester’s Curve Theatre. After […]

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Actor leaves gay role after previous homophobic comments highlighted

Actor leaves gay role after previous homophobic comments highlighted

Actor Oluwaseyi Omooba has stepped down from performing in an upcoming production of The Color Purple following previous anti-gay comments she’d made coming to light. The actor was set to play the lead role in the stage version of Alice Walker’s Pulitzer Prize winning novel. Omooba was set to play the lead character of Celie – who […]

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