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David Oyelowo on Why He’s Working With Director Nate Parker

Nate Parker is directing David Oyelowo’s film “Sweet Thunder,” a biopic about boxing great Sugar Ray Robinson.
Oyelowo defended his decision to work with the filmmaker.

“I have a pretty good discernment when it comes to good people. He is a good person beyond his fallibility, beyond the mistakes he made. And I believe in redemption. I believe in forgiveness and he is someone I have been around enough to know that in my opinion he is worthy of that.”

“He made mistakes in the middle of that whole controversy. He lacked a certain contrition that he now has as a human being. I believe that the man that is going to re-emerge when he does come back into the public consciousness is going to be someone who people are going to see his regret, see his compassion, see his maturation, see his growth, see his deserving of redemption,”

“As it says in the Bible, all have sinned and fallen short — all of us. Therefore, let us have the compassion to recognize that and see where there are people who are truly contrite, truly desirous to be better going forward. What I would say about Nate is his handling of it when it happened was wrong and it lacked the compassion that needed to be seen.”

“I believe that with time the tide will turn and me working with him is part of an offering to him of my desire to see him redeemed,” 

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~he has made mistakes~

Lmao a woman killed herself because of those mistakes you idiot
Oh, so raping someone and basicaally driving them to suicide is just "a mistake" now??!

I hate everything.


September 15 2020, 19:46:45 UTC 5 months ago Edited:  September 15 2020, 19:50:22 UTC

OP I love your icon!

Also there's no excuse to work with a known rapist. And you can't have redemption without even being sorry about it
Your icon 🧡
so the man who produced the Nina Simone Blackface biopic is continuing to make bad decisions? Wild. Crazy.
I for one and shocked that a black man is willing to look past a horrific rape and harassment of a woman who is no longer alive in order to make a movie with their abuser because they have a ~feeling~ they are good people and deserve to thrive after being a giant piece of shit. This same tale keeps happening and I for one am fucking over it.

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I believe in forgiveness

Who gives a flying fuck what you believe?

And he's been on this stomach-turning bullshit for months.


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I'm so tired.

Why are men?

Rape is not...whoops. Whoops is not a thing that gives someone PTSD and leads to a breakdown (my experience). Whoops is 'I forgot your birthday" or "I was an asshole to you this weekend but actively doing better" Whoops is "I rear-ended your car and cracked your light and am going to replace it."

I really liked David's work but this will forever be there and I can't.
Cause he doesn't care about men who rape women.

I hate when rape is labelled something as trivial a mistake. "Whooopsie! I raped someone! My gosh, how did that happen! My bad! Won't happen again!"
Do non-Catholics have venial and mortal sins? Because it seems like some people could benefit from learning the difference between minor things like lying to your mom and major things fucking rape.

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for real. the incosistency of their practice of christianity is maddening. and i hate their interpretation of forgiveness & judgement. if only god can pass judgement than ultimately only he can forgive. if i can't judge that doesn't mean i'm obligated to forgive/overlook another's offense, it means i'm equally unqualified to do so.


5 months ago

Rape isn't a mistake, and while good people can do bad things, there is a line and rape is on the other side. There is no such thing as a good person who is also a rapist.


September 15 2020, 19:53:03 UTC 5 months ago Edited:  September 15 2020, 19:54:12 UTC

Everybody makes mistakes

Everybody has those days


It's Fucking wild that I made it to 29 years without raping or assaulting anyone. Crazy how I (and so many other people) managed not to make that mistake.
I will never understand what drives people to volunteer insane opinions like this to the public. Like, even if you think this privately, why wouldn't you just keep this bullshit to yourself??
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