Few things are as perplexing, or as entertaining, than watching the left’s narrative self-implode as they shred one of their own.
The latest victim of liberal backlash over skin color is actor Will Smith – again.
The African-American star raised the hackles of the social justice community when he dared to appear in Disney trailers as the blue genie in the upcoming live-action Aladdin movie. But Smith’s latest role has him at the center of more reprisals from the left because this time, he is apparently not black enough.
“Will Smith’s Casting as Venus and Serena Williams’ Father Sparks Colorism Backlash,” Indiewire reported after it was announced that the 50-year-old actor and rap singer would be portraying the father of professional tennis stars, Serena and Venus Williams in the upcoming, “King Richard.”
Twitter erupted into cries of “colorism” after Monday’s announcement that Smith would get the leading role in the biopic he will also be producing, according to Newsbusters. Many questioned if there was a shortage of other balck actors who were better for the part.
colorism at work…. https://t.co/YsxlKjDVoh
— valerie complex (@ValerieComplex) March 4, 2019
?? was mahershala not available or any other darker skinned male actor ever?? https://t.co/tBNwgxl8hj
— e (@futiledevicesx) March 5, 2019
Colorism matters..love will Smith but there are other black actors for this role https://t.co/qrV1QuBiJH
— Clarence Hill Jr (@clarencehilljr) March 5, 2019
Is he going to be in blackface? I know there’s a dark skinned actor that can play this role. https://t.co/Ilr05aMbuQ
— Be my peace. (@connichameleon) March 5, 2019
Obviously nothing against Will Smith, but why is he playing Venus and Serena’s Father?? Yes, the man can act but for the love of God there are dark-skinned Black men that can act too.
They can get one these men to do it or maybe even give an unknown actor a shot. pic.twitter.com/CTdxVTMT2v
— Neysha ? #SXSW (@La_Ney_sha) March 5, 2019
According to the Media Research Center:
This is all part of lefty Hollywood’s new obsession with “authentic casting,” an ideology that says only a trans person can play a trans character, only a gay person can play a gay character, only an Asian person can play an Asian character, etc. (There’s a word for pretending to be someone they’re not … it’s called acting.)
But I’m sure if we were to object to a trans woman playing a woman, or a gay man playing a straight man, or the casting of the musical “Hamilton,” this would be decried as pure bigotry and hate.
Lost in the fallout from the “colorism” backlash against Smith was the argument for casting based on ability and other factors not connected to skin color and appearance.
But there were plenty of voices on Twitter to mock the social justice warriors and wonder how far the perpetually offended left will go before self-imploding.
So sick of this Pc crap. It’s getting ridiculous. Jesus, Will is a black man, that should be enough. What’s happening to people?
— madeline ferrarini (@beachywoman51) March 6, 2019
So let me understand that a black man can only play a black man now if he is the right shade of black. So that case Denzel Washington should never have played Malcom x.We as black people only brings ourselves down,
— seketee (@shine254) March 5, 2019
The permanently offended snowflakes of our generation get out the Colour Swatch to complain Will Smith isn’t dark enough to play Richard Williams. GTF over yourselves bitches!! pic.twitter.com/ZkATNbjdnT
— philthrill69 (@philthrill69) March 5, 2019
The “end game” for all this is that only “reality” tv is allowed, because “actors” are not allowed to play other people.
Of course, the real end game is that some people just want the power to control others regardless of reason. Give up common sense at your own peril.
— Jon Saxon (@jonsaxon67) March 6, 2019
Now we’re worrying about skin SHADE but we’re not racist.
— Lone Oak Republic™️ (@LoneOakRepublic) March 5, 2019
That moment when a Black person accuses another Black person of racism against a Black person because he’s not Black enough to play the Black person in a movie about that same Black person… pic.twitter.com/VQSj5MSjeK
— Sm8rty (@sm8rty) March 5, 2019
For the love of all that is holy, where will it end? WILL SMITH IS NOW THE WRONG SHADE OF BLACK. pic.twitter.com/zVG7JVujZZ
— Damian Counsell (@DamCou) March 5, 2019
It’s hard to be Will Smith this days, he is a wrong shade of black to play Richard Williams and at the same time the wrong shade of blue to play Genie. can a man get a break?
— Tapas&Tango (@atticus_flinch) March 5, 2019
They can just make him Darker with CGI like they made him blue in Aladdin…
Problem solved pic.twitter.com/vy7P0yKXY9
— Black Alex (@NwordAlex) March 6, 2019
That makes no sense. It’s acting.
— Dr. Ijay (@quinnydreddiva) March 5, 2019
Let’s just stop making films about real people anymore….
No one can separate reality from film, and no one can tell a documentary from a biopic, or even dramatic history…
No, they have to look EXACTLY like the person! But dont you dare use make up, that’s black face!
— Cynical_Realist (@JSibley99) March 5, 2019
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