So people are throwing a fit over this.
Me, I loved the remake, especially in terms of comparing it to the earlier movie with attention to what and how things had been updated. I admired the "foster kid" remake including its song. I adored the use of social media as the means of driving not just public opinion but several important plot points. It was very astute. And I think that choosing to tell this story with black protagonists spoke to multiple aspects of life that concern people of color -- being wanted, being unwanted, success, family of choice when birth families don't work out the way you want, etc.
People don't like it when somebody else gets a turn in the spotlight? Wah wah, cry me a river.