March 29, 2019

“Us” director Jordan Peele says he's unlikely to ever cast “white dudes”. So what?

Amanda HeadRebel Contributor

Actor, writer, producer and director Jordan Peele first film, Get Out, was nominated for Best Picture in 2018 but lost to The Shape Of Water. Now, enjoying more critical acclaim for his new film Us, Peele is using his clout to make what may be considered “racist” comments.

During a panel discussion at a sketch comedy theater in Los Angeles, Peele who was born to a white mother and black father in Manhattan said that he couldn't see himself “casting a white dude as the lead” in his movies.

I don't actually have a problem with this. WATCH to hear why, and let me know if you agree.

 

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commented 2019-03-31 02:33:38 -0400
“Black only award shows, black only universities, black only scholarships, black only TV stations/cable stations, black only press conferences, black only competitions, et cetera. Now, change “black” to “white” and the outrage and shaming would be thunderous.”… Yeah; and that funny little institution in the US Congress called the “Black Caucus”????
commented 2019-03-30 11:11:59 -0400
Amanda’s advise was the best, " Don’t see his work. " He will then have to make a decision: He doesn’t want White people , but does he want their money?
commented 2019-03-30 07:59:07 -0400
If a white director would say this, Hollywood would never allow him to work in the industry again, and there would be a battlecry of “racist” against him. But he is black, so its OK to be racist. After all, white people are offensive just by existing. South Africa (and most of Africa and Asia) has the right idea about how to treat whites, right?

Black only award shows, black only universities, black only scholarships, black only TV stations/cable stations, black only press conferences, black only competitions, et cetera. Now, change “black” to “white” and the outrage and shaming would be thunderous.

Remember, racism is a one way street.
commented 2019-03-29 20:56:28 -0400
sorry i thought get out was a piece of crap. will us do better for me-hope so. unlike this idiot, do not care who is acting white, black ,asian, or trump. concentrate on making a GREAT movie and leave your racism behind.
commented 2019-03-29 15:20:06 -0400
No big deal Black racists always get a pass . Black lives matter only when being shot by a white cop or white guy . Miss Back America , black history month the list goes on and on . You get used to it .
commented 2019-03-29 15:04:40 -0400
All previous comments? Dead on!! And you ain’t seen nothing yet…
commented 2019-03-29 14:58:47 -0400
I think this thought process is understandable but just as wrong as if a white person said this about people who are other than white. They would be chastised by the media & quickly out of ANY job. Just because he is not white does not make his statement alright.
commented 2019-03-29 14:23:05 -0400
I can’t see myself watching any of his movies, he will probably hire jusy smullit to play the lead role
commented 2019-03-29 14:22:32 -0400
The Democrat socialists and this Hollywood goof have totally rejected Martin Luther King’s prayer that people would be judged by the content of their character and not by the colour of their skin.
They seem intent on further dividing the country and have every intention to initiate a race war.
Like many others , I am getting sick of the constant attack on whites and this privilege nonsense. And that goes for the never ending whining and attacks by the gay alliance. They can use all the letters of the alphabet to define themselves.Thats their language. I’ll call them the gay alliance just to piss them off.
commented 2019-03-29 14:16:08 -0400
I wonder how his mother feels about his comments? I certainly wouldn’t pay to see his films either.
commented 2019-03-29 14:03:22 -0400
No, I won’t see his stuff, he’s racist and all whites should start fighting back, we have a majority and economics on our side