We Love You Anthony Mackie, But Stop Caping For White People
Posted on January 21, 2015
We all have our opinions about why Selma was snubbed in so many Oscar categories. Here are mine. But Captain America: The Winter Soldierstar Anthony Mackie has found a way to place blame everywhere except where it belongs: with White Hollywood. We love your work Mackie, but it’s becoming difficult to respect you.
In an interview with TheGrio.com, Mackie shared his perspective on the current state of Hollywood and how “race-themed” films fit into that. Thanks to the Sony hacks, we know that studio heads will often choose White over Black actors for fears that a movie might not do well overseas with a Black lead. Mackie confirms that those fears exist, going further to say it is up to us to get our films made.