Star Wars: John Boyega, the boy from Peckham who stormed Hollywood http://t.co/pQgsRMk7Rp— The Telegraph (@Telegraph) April 24, 2015
Inaccurate. Stereotypical. NOT my story. https://t.co/SJhIqcgMYA— John Boyega (@JohnBoyega) April 24, 2015
Source: Twitter, 2
So glad he did this, as somone who comes from the same area as him and has, shock horror, managed to not turn to a life a crime I'm sick of seeing the same lazy, stereotypical stories on us.
The British press still don't know how to deal with Black British celebs that don't have some sort of 'gang life' sob story behind them, they also tried to spin the same story on Tinie Tempah even though he is essentially one of the most middle class rappers we have out there at the moment.