What in the entire good God tarnation entire fifth ring of hell was somebody thinking when they put a child in blackface on a recent movie set?
The outlet says that child actor Keith L. Williams’ stand-in was on set last week in Vancouver wearing dark-brown makeup on his face, an afro wig on his head and a fat suit on his body to look more like the 11-year-old actor.
Sure, the stand-in was another (lighter-skinned) black child, but it’s still no bueno.
Sources tell TMZ that at least one person on set was not feeling that bullshit and filed a grievance with the studio.
Actor Common wasn’t a fan either, saying that blackface was “never OK,” and in fact, he “ain’t with it.” Ever. “I don’t think that’s ever appropriate, to be honest,” the rapper-turned-actor said.
The Oscar winner suggested that if the complexions don’t match, they need “to just leave it alone.
“Or pick a stand-in that’s the same complexion as the actor,” he added, “if it’s that serious where with the lighting you have to match the exact same complexion.
“Come on it’s 2018, when was [blackface] ever acceptable? I ain’t with it.”