“Get Out” Nomination for Best Comedy is an Insult
Yesterday, it was announced that Universal Studios submitted Jordan Peele’s “Get Out” as a comedy for the Golden Globes, and many were not pleased, including Peele. In an interview with IndieWire stated, “What the movie is about is not funny. I’ve had many black people come up to me and say, ‘man, this is the movie we’ve been talking about for a while and you did it.’ That’s a very powerful thing. For that to be put in a smaller box than it deserves is where the controversy comes from.”
It is said that the movie was submitted for the comedy category because it had a better chance of winning with Daniel Kaluuya as Lead Actor. However, most agree it is an insult to the movie and its purpose.
However Peele went on to say, “I think the issue here is that the movie subverts the idea of all genres,” Peele said. “Call it what you want, but the movie is an expression of my truth, my experience, the experiences of a lot of black people, and minorities. Anyone who feels like the other. Any conversation that limits what it can be is putting it in a box.”
Read the full interview here.
Last night, Democrats introduced articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump, accusing him of obstruction of justice and other offenses.
- Obstruction of justice- FBI Director James Comey’s firing
- Monies taken from foreign powers without the consent of Congress
- Monies he’s made from the United States in his personal businesses beyond his salary, which is forbidden in the constitution
- Undermining our federal judiciary
- Undermining the freedom of the press
Some say that Rep. Steve Cohen, D-Tenn. and his team do not have a strong argument. Apparently some Democrats are disagreeing and distancing themselves from this move due to fear of how actions could effect next year’s congressional elections.
We say do what needs to be done. Make it happen!
Tesla is Sued…. Again
A former Tesla Tesla employee, Marcus Vaughn filed a class action lawsuit against Tesla Inc. Vaughn was an employee at Tesla Inc.’s California production plant from April to October of 2017. He was fired in October for “not having a positive attitude.” Vaughn says that shortly after starting he began being addressed as the “n-word”.
This is said to be the third lawsuit against Tesla this year, though the company is not speaking much on it. In Vaughn’s complaint, he included the following email from CEO Elon Musk,
“Part of not being a huge jerk is considering how someone might feel who is part of [a] historically less represented group,” Musk wrote in the email. “Sometimes these things happen unintentionally, in which case you should apologize. In fairness, if someone is a jerk to you, but sincerely apologizes, it is important to be thick-skinned and accept that apology.”
As staff writer for The Root, Monique Judge wrote, “I guess we black people should just be more thick-skinned and accepting of racism instead of complaining about it. Got it…”
Vaughn is seeking unspecified damages under a California anti-discrimination law.
Read more here.