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White sign language interpreter booted from 'Lion King' gig on Broadway because of his skin color: Report

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An actor and comedian was removed from his role as sign language interpreter on Broadway's production of "The Lion King" because he is white, according to a discrimination lawsuit filed last Tuesday.

Keith Wann, 53, has claimed that, back in late March, he was hired to work as an ASL interpreter on "The Lion King," an impressive gig on one of the longest-running shows in Broadway history. The job would have also paid him $1,000 per performance.

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