Academy Award-winning actor Denzel Washington appeared to brush off Hollywood’s obsession with diversity in a recent media interview, suggesting the buzzword “shouldn’t even be mentioned” when promoting works of art.
The legendary movie star took a decidedly more color-blind approach to arts and entertainment than the one espoused by modern progressive “anti-racism” advocates while discussing his new film, “The Tragedy of Macbeth,” which is a stripped-down retelling of the Shakespearean classic.
“Obviously we are diverse, so I think that’s a great thing,” Washington told NBC BLK , a news segment devoted to the African-American perspective, during a roundtable meeting with other media outlets. But then he added: “You know, in my humble opinion, we ought to be at a place where diversity shouldn’t even be mentioned, like it’s something special. These young kids — black, white, blue, green, or whatever — are highly talented and qualified. So that’s why they’re there.”
Of course, the actor acknowledged the topic of diversity was bound to come up given the film’s diverse cast, headlined by Washington. In the Joel Coen-directed film, Washington plays the lead character, Macbeth, a troubled Scottish lord who plots with his wife to murder the king and seize the throne.
But Washington seemed to rebuff society’s fixation on race over and above everything else, at times to the detriment of showcasing people’s talents and abilities.
Reporting on the news, Newsbusters noted that the actor’s words served as a “powerful reminder” of Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech.
During the famous speech, King stated, “I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.”
Washington, a widely respected American figure, has made countercultural statements in the past.Early last […]
Will America-First News Outlets Make it to 2023?
Things are looking grim for conservative and populist news sites.
There’s something happening behind the scenes at several popular conservative news outlets. 2021 was bad, but 2022 is proving to be disastrous for news sites that aren’t “playing ball” with the corporate media narrative. It’s being said that advertisers are cracking down, forcing some of the biggest ad networks like Google and Yahoo to pull their inventory from conservative outlets. This has had two major effects. First, it has cooled most conservative outlets from discussing “taboo” topics like Pandemic Panic Theater, voter fraud, or The Great Reset. Second, it has isolated those ad networks that aren’t playing ball.
Certain topics are anathema for most ad networks. Speaking out against vaccines or vaccine mandates is a certain path to being demonetized. Highlighting voter fraud in the 2020 and future elections is another instant advertising death penalty. Throw in truthful stories about climate change hysteria, Critical Race Theory, and the border crisis and it’s easy to understand how difficult it is for America-First news outlets to spread the facts, share conservative opinions, and still pay the bills.
Without naming names, I have been told of several news outlets who have been forced to either consolidate with larger organizations or who have backed down on covering certain topics out of fear of being “canceled” by the ad networks. I get it. This is a business for many of us and it’s not very profitable. Those of us who do this for a living are often barely squeaking by, so loss of additional revenue can often mean being forced to make cuts. That means not being able to cover the topics properly. Its a Catch-22: Tell the truth and lose the money necessary to keep telling the truth, or avoid the truth and make enough money to survive. Those who have chosen survival simply aren’t able to spread the truth properly.
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