Lee Daniels had TIME today! Daniels is responding to the BACKLASH that he has gotten surrounding comments he made on 'The Real'. Now I can actually say, I VAGUELY fed into what some of the media outlets were saying because I remember Lee Daniels for the man behind 'The Butler', and 'Precious', so when people were calling him out for not seeing RACISM, i was like, 'HOW COULD HE NOT?', so I didn't even blog about it, because I felt it was an ABSURD conclusion for some to JUMP to.
In case you missed it, here is what got all MISCONSTRUED:
In an interview on “The Real” that aired Tuesday, Lee Daniels said racism isn’t real to him because he never “embraced” it and credits it for his TV and film success in Hollywood.
“I wouldn’t be where I was if I embraced racism. If I embraced it, then it became real. And if it became real, I would be an angry black man,” Daniels said during a segment discussing recent controversy over a black Santa Clause at the Mall of America.
“I’ve been in denial about,” he added, in response to the current state of race relations in the country.
Daniels, who is openly gay, also said that for his children, the concept of race is “incomprehensible” because they grew up with both a black and white father.
The “Empire” creator and producer also talked about his new series, “Star,” and explained why he chose a white woman as the show’s lead protagonist.
“I thought that instinctively, the country needed to heal,” Daniels said. “And I think that this white girl is so fabulous that black people will embrace her, and white people will embrace her.” [via The Grio]
Check the full interview:
People were DRAGGING him across social media for his views:
meanwhile, lee daniels is a moron. a flat out idiot. https://t.co/kICuQlEFMi— El Flaco (@bomani_jones) December 7, 2016
Lee Daniels, CANCELED— Patrick Star (@PattEsquire) December 8, 2016
That STAR shit, CANCELED
Well Daniels wants us to know, DON'T COME FOR HIM UNLESS he SENDS A CAR SERVICE FOR YOU! LOl He RESPONDS to the BACKLASH!
He says CHILE BYE--Y'ALL KNOW WHAT HE MEANT! Did you though??
I could see how some of his words could've gotten misunderstood, but I do get what he is saying too.