Daniel Kaluuya Irritated With Samuel L. Jackson Recent Comments About British Black Men

Published On March 15, 2017 | By patrice | The latest posts

‘Get Out’ star Daniel Kaluuya has now responded to recent comments that were made by actor Samuel L. Jackson over his displeasure with the casting of the critically acclaimed film that recently received 100 tomatoes on Rotten Tomatoes.

Jackson spoke during an interview and made it clear that he is not happy with the fact that British actors are being chosen to play African American men, when Hollywood won’t just give the roles to American black men themselves.

Kaluuya has since responded by saying that he resents the fact that he has “to prove that I’m black.”

Jackson was questioned during an interview with HOT 97.1 about the self-proclaimed horror film, which was centered on the idea of an interracial couple, a black man and white woman, dating only to later find out that the black man was unknowingly being recruited as a slave. “I tend to wonder what that movie would have been with an American brother who really feels that,” he told radio station Hot 97.1, adding. “Some things are universal, but [not everything].”

Kaluuya took out the time to address the controversy surrounding Jackson during an interview with GQ, which was published on Tuesday.

“Big up Samuel L Jackson, because here’s a guy who has broken down doors. He has done a lot so that we can do what we can do,” Kaluuya said.

“Here’s the thing about that critique, though. I’m dark-skinned. When I’m around black people I’m made to feel ‘other’ because I’m dark-skinned. I’ve had to wrestle with that, with people going ‘You’re too black.’ Then I come to America and they say, ‘You’re not black enough.’”

Though Jackson has since retracted his statements by making it clear that he wasn’t coming for Kaluuya or any other black British actor, many feel that even with the pisstivity of many, Jackson has still been able to make a valid point in the matter.

Do you understand what the legendary actor is saying?

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