don't come for me 🙏 https://t.co/qnnfc CRh CQ— French Montana (@Frenc HMon Tan A) April 6, 2017 Words, words, words.History proves that calling out every Black person you know in an attempt to cover up your racism is a sure way to expose yourself.
The French society acts hypocritically, when it refuses to show movies from black producers who earn millions from conveying a positive message to the African diaspora through their films.” I know we often get hung up on Tyler Perry’s simplistic, one-dimensional portrayal of African American life but his movies do have positive messages and his very own story of success is a testament to the multi-cultural audience black film producers, directors, and writers can bring to the theater. Much like the expectation that “Think like a Man” would only be half of the success it actually was in its opening weekend, and the New York Times laissez faire approach to a critique, female bloggers at Condemns say the powers that be in France simply can “not understand how a movie with a mainly black cast could actually lead the box-office!
” Perhaps they should look to their American alley for the Blueprint on that $33.7 million opening weekend success.
What do you think about this ban of “Think Like a Man?
‘I remember distinctly going to my father and saying, “Dad, would you mind if I did marry a black woman one day?
“The French state has had a sociopolitical strategy which favors interracial relationships rather than valuing communities,” the note reads.
“In the comedy ‘Think like a Man’, the focus is on black couples.” I wonder does that same argument hold strong when it comes to all-white couples in romantic comedies.
Opposition suggested that singling out black beauty went against the country’s nationalist identity of being Frenchmen not hyphenated factions of afro-French or Caribbean French, and so forth.
The message was that the singling out of black beauty was somewhat hypocritical because in the same breath that black people in the country were asking to be included more in society, they were turning around and excluding the rest of the population from their celebration.
I don’t know what kind of star treatment Jay-Z and Kanye West are accustomed to when they travel abroad to Paris but for regular negroes living in the capital city’s country, let’s just say the sentiment toward their presence in society doesn’t appear to be a welcoming, “we’re glad you’re here.” That’s evident by the latest racial fiasco plaguing the nation: a ban of Steve Harvey’s film adaption of “Think Like a Man” which will not be shown in theaters there.
Fabienne Fessell of Global Voices says simply put, the look of the film is “too black.”“Surprising as it may be, the answer lies in the fact that the film has an all-black cast.
You wouldn’t know it was 2012 looking at these examples of exclusion, which is so bold that those responsible for and attempting to lessen the black influence don’t even feel compelled to mask their motives.