i absolutely love this picture of viola.
so viola davis is one of my favorite black actresses,
but as of late,
she has been getting dragged for something she said.
viola davis of all people getting dragged.
so she stars in a new movie i’m excited to see called “widows”.
she spoke about being in an interracial relationship within the film.
her love interest is liam neeson.
this what she had to say about it via “bbc america”…
“I’m dark, I’m 53, I’m in my natural hair – I’m in bed with Liam Neeson. And he’s not my slave owner. I’m not a prostitute. We simply are a couple in love. I’ve never seen it before.” pic.twitter.com/0vtaUM8338
— Diversity School (@DiverseSchool) November 10, 2018
they’re dragging her because they claim it’s self-hate and white approval…
…but i didn’t take it that way tho.
i’ll even go as far as to font that i agree with her.
let’s be honest,
viola davis is a dark skinned,
53 year old woman,
within an industry that is known for racism.
she has been fighting hard for her big break for years.
some of us know that struggle.
the industry isn’t kind to black folks,
especially those of her age and complexion.
an older snow vixen,
at her age,
would still be cast as the love interest.
and even michelle pfeiffer being the few.
it’s big to see her as a “love interest” or even considered “sexy”,
while being all natural in the process.
todays standards of being “black” are mostly biracial actors and actresses.
to ads i’ve seen on the train,
her “look” isn’t really highlighted.
i think she’s lowkey being petty to those who counted her out in the past.
the ones who didn’t hire her because of their own prejudiced.
viola has always been proud to be black.
i don’t think there is any self hate within her commentary.
i think she is happy to finally be taken seriously and break down barriers.
some of us really need to hear folks out before we drag them.
we gonna drag everyone until there’s no one left.
we don’t have anymore representation!”
we done scared em all way.