TYLER PERRY ACCUSES NAACP IMAGE AWARDS OF SNUBBING THE STARS OF HIS SHOWS
Tyler Perry recognizes that some of you may have a problem with his work. EURweb’s Jill Munroe sat down with the mogul to discuss his new Netflix film, “A Fall From Grace” that stars Crystal Fox, Bresha Webb and Phylicia Rashad.
Perry believes that no matter what you think of him, performers like Fox and stars of his OWN network TV series “The Haves and Haves Nots, Tika Sumpter and Angela Robinson have been snubbed by the NAACP Image awards for years.
“When I got this nomination for the NAACP Image Awards, I was like that’s great guys, but I would much rather not have that, cause I think Lizzo should win as “Entertainer of the Year,” But I would really rather see is for this woman (Fox) be nominated; that Tika Sumpter is nominated for ‘The Haves’; that Angela Robinson is nominated, or even considered. Because for the first three years of the show, I stopped submitting them because they were never even considered. The number 1 show among African-American people and they were never even considered, I don’t care what you think of me, but these performances are insane. So they should be recognized is what I feel.”
In “A Fall From Grace,” Fox portrays lead character Grace Waters, a woman charged with murdering her younger husband. Perry describes the story as a juxtaposition of two women at very different stages in their lives, with Bresha Webb taking on the role of a skeptical young lawyer in the public defender’s office, assigned to plead out a straight forward cold-blooded murder.
On Fox’s performance in the film, Perry wasn’t shy about the comparisons he laid out.
“This is what I wanted to tell everyone at EUR, this woman has not had her break, and this is it. Billboard in Times Square, this is it. Crystal Foxx is amazing, I will put her next to Viola Davis, Denzel Washington… Meryl Streep, I put her in those scenes so they could see how great she is.”
Tyler Perry’s “A Fall From Grace” will be available on Netflix starting January 17.
Over the weekend, Colin Kaepernick triggered blood-thirsty conservatives and Black bootlicks of white supremacy when he criticized Trump’s killing of Iranian general Qassem Soleimani.
“There is nothing new about American terrorist attacks against Black and Brown people for the expansion of American imperialism,” Kap tweeted on January 4th.
Appearing on Fox News’ Sunday Morning Futures on Jan. 5, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) responded to the statement by calling the former NFL quarterback “a loser on and off the field.”
Former FOX News anchor Megyn Kelly also had much to say about Kaepernick’s stance on U.S. foreign relations.
In a series of tweets (via NewsOne), Kaepernick explained: “There is nothing new about American terrorist attacks against Black and Brown people for the expansion of American imperialism. America has always sanctioned and besieged Black and Brown bodies both at home and abroad. America militarism is the weapon wielded by American imperialism, to enforce its policing and plundering of the non white world.”
Meanwhile, when director Ava DuVernay replied “Shame on you, Megyn,” to Kelly’s initial tweet, the blonde bimbo replied with “No, I will not be shamed over calling out bullsh*t claims of racism – which undermine the legitimate claims. Killing a terrorist is not about skin color; it’s about protecting our country from a guy who murdered hundreds of Americans, period.”
DuVernay responded, “You should be ashamed. Educate yourself before you talk about racism and legitimate claims. You sound like what you are. Ignorant. Attention seeking. And desperate. That will be all.”
Kelly hit back with, “If you think Soleimani was killed because of his skin color, you’re the one who needs to educate herself. Work on shaming someone else.”
This is a good time to remind you that Megyn Kelly once told FOX News viewers back in 2013 that it’s a “historical fact” that both Jesus and Santa Clause are white.
‘QUEEN & SLIM’ STAR DANIEL KALUUYA ADMITS HE ‘WASN’T GETTING ROLES IN ENGLAND’ BECAUSE OF SKIN COLOR
Actor Daniel Kaluuya admits that after struggling to land roles in the UK due to his skin color, he made the move to America to find work – and it’s paying off.
The “Queen & Slim” star spoke with The Sunday Times about the racism he faced from white producers back home.
“I was going for a lot of stuff [in England],” the 30-year-old said. “But I wasn’t getting roles because of the colour of my skin. It wasn’t fair. It was a trap.
“For example, I went up for this show. It was 10 rounds of auditions. There was me and a white guy for the lead. It was about aliens. And I realized as I was going to one audition that the other guy had been given an acting coach. They didn’t love me like they loved him.”
Kaluuya, who grew up in Kentish Town, London, also suggested that he is “confusing” to Americans who are not used to seeing Black British exports.
“There’s Brand Britain, so there’s an awareness that I’m British, but they don’t know me. I’m just seen as privileged because I have an English accent,” he said.
“That story [of coming from an estate] isn’t sold. It isn’t sold internationally. They only sell Downton Abbey. What was being sent abroad was a certain brand of Britain that, maybe, is what Americans want it to be. Then someone goes to London and realizes it’s similar to New York — but that story’s not sold.”
His comments come amid backlash over the all-white nominees for the 2020 BAFTAS.
Kaluuya was previously nominated for Best Actor at the Oscars, Golden Globes, BAFTAS and Screen Actors Guild Awards for his performance in “Get Out.”
He’s set to star in a forthcoming untitled movie about murdered civil rights activist Fred Hampton.