Black Kids Skip ‘School’: Where’s High School Musical‘s Corbin Bleu & Monique Coleman?
In the latest media blitz for Disney’s High School Musical 3: Senior Year, stars Zac Efron, Vanessa Hudgens and Ashley Tisdale appear in a Grease-inspired photo spread for Elle. But blatantly missing (once again!) are black stars Corbin Bleu and Monique Coleman.
Granted Coleman isn’t necessarily a major player in the Disney Channel megahit, but Bleu is definitely a tween heartthrob.
Although race is the obvious difference between these stars, it still confuses Blindie as to why the media continues to crop out Bleu, who is a hunk in his own right.
Coleman, who plays smarty-pants Taylor McKessie in HSM, told Ebony that nabbing the role was important to her so she could “show that the smartest girl in the school is a Black girl!”
Of the coverage given to Tisdale, Efron and Hudgens, Coleman told USA Today last month, “It’s a popularity situation, and I can be really thrilled by the fact that it hasn’t happened to me yet.”
PHOTO: Tierney Gearon for Elle