If you’ve been paying close attention to the latest movies centered around black characters for the last few years, you can probably notice a trend. The increasing popularity of slave movies as well as films centered around blacks being maids and butlers is pretty hard to ignore. And although these movies keep finding a way to the big screen to a point of redundancy, they seem to instantly garner critical acclaim and Oscar buzz.
Apparently Nick Cannon has noticed the trend too because he recently took to his Twitter account to slam slave movies. And with all the Oscar buzz currently surrounding the hit film “12 Years a Slave” and the recent confirmation that “Roots” will be remade, his timing surely can’t be coincidental.
But it looks like the popularity of slave films has inspired Nick Cannon to make a different kind of movie that shows Blacks in a much-needed light. Read the tweets under the cut
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ONTD: Are you tired of seeing black people as slaves, maids and butlers in hollywood films?