Peter Pan: White Actress to Play Tiger Lily

Warner Bros is casting right now their Peter Pan remake, and it’s already causing controversy.

The studio’s casting of Rooney Mara as Tiger Lily has led to protests.  Thousands have taken to a Care2 petition to protest the choice of a white actress for the Native American role.

More than 4,200 signatures, out of their stated 5,000 goal, have been received. “This casting choice is particularly shameful for a children’s movie,” the petition reads. “Telling children their role models must all be white is unacceptable.”

Jared Leto, who won an Oscar for his role in “Dallas Buyers Club,” was the subject of controversy as well, for being a man playing a trans woman.

Disney was criticized for choosing Johnny Depp to play the Native American Tonto in “The Lone Ranger.”

“Peter Pan,” which is set to release July 17, 2015, also stars Hugh Jackman and Garrett Hedlund.

Warner  has not officially responded.