Idris Elba calls social media `conflict incubator`; here`s why
the actor Idris Elba He sparked a social media firestorm in February after saying he stopped calling himself a “black actor” because it created limitations for his career.
According to Variety, an American media company, although actors such as John Boyega came to her defense and argued that critics were not paying attention to her message about damaging Hollywood stereotypes, Alba was immediately accused of abandoning her blackness. was installed
“I feel like as I get older – I’m 50 now – we’re all afraid of saying too much, sharing too much and doing nothing… and in this day and age, if you’re into “It’s very difficult to have an opinion in the public eye because it’s so scrutinized, taken out of context, thrown into some kind of complicated social media argument,” Elba now tells The Guardian in a new interview. Told, Variety reported.
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Alba cited the uproar over her “black actor” comment as evidence that social media is a “confrontationist,” saying, “I don’t like to call myself a black actor. I have the right. It’s me, not you. So you turn around and tell me, I’m ‘denying my blackness’. On what grounds? Did you hear that? Where am I denying it? ? And for what? That’s just stupid. Anyway, “report diversity.
In her first interview, Elba noted that “as human beings, we’re obsessed with race and that obsession can actually stifle people’s aspirations, stunt people’s growth. Racism should be a topic of discussion, sure. Racism is very real. But from my perspective, it’s only as powerful as you let it be.”
“I stopped portraying myself as a black actor when I realized it put me in a box … We have to grow. We have to achieve. Our skin is not more than that: it’s just skin. ,” the actor said, according to Variety.
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