smalldoll asked:

HOW IS ANTHONY MACKIE PROBLEMATIC PLEASE ELABORATE

http://thegrio.com/2015/01/20/anthony-mackie-selma-oscar-snub-black-white/
read the article and watch the video. :(

After the backlash he received, rather than just apologize or retract the statements, acknowledge that he is wrong to blame young black men and their hairstyles for police brutality and racial profiling, Mackie publicly accuses the reporter of lying to him and misleading him, despite the entire thing being recorded with his knowledge. They have since released the unedited video as well.
http://thegrio.com/2015/01/22/anthony-mackie-unfairly-blames-thegrio-for-dreadlock-backlash-so-here-is-the-video-unedited/
 NO ONE made Anthony Mackie say these things. This is his own opinion freely given. Having locs is not a reason for police brutality. Having short hair will not save a black man from being murdered. These are obvious statements I shouldn’t even have to type, but this is the kind of garbage Anthony Mackie is on the record as believing. I do not agree and I do not support him. I’m very sad to have to say that because I was SUCH a fan before this. :(

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[on diversity in media] I think its social responsibility. I think it’s our responsibility to stand up and say what we want. It think if you look at television in the past two years, it’s becoming the decade of the female. Like, all these new shows with female leads. Even if you look at television, as well as cable, as well as films, there’s been a resurgence, as far as the leading woman in Hollywood, which is great. And I think we’re also at the point now…you know, it’s interesting…x

anthony mackie and sebastian stan arguing over whose role was more important
  • mackie:I WAS THE FIRST GUY ON THE SCREEN AND I HAD THE FINAL LINE
  • sebastian:WELL IF YOU COUNT THE AFTER AFTER CREDITS SCENE I WAS THE LAST GUY ON THE SCREEN
  • mackie:DUDE YOU HAD LIKE 2 LINES IN THE ENTIRE MOVIE
  • sebastian:OH I’M SORRY ARE YOU REFERRING TO THE MOVIE THAT WAS NAMED AFTER MY GODDAMN CHARACTER