Netflix, for progressive reasons, has cast a black guy to play Achilles, which, according to author Homer, was a blonde-haired guy.
This is Achilles in the new BBC & Netflix adaptation of Troy. pic.twitter.com/9FxAfMM7M4
— Mark Collett (@MarkACollett) December 22, 2017
The Brits can do what they want. It’s their film.
But, of course, Hollywood has been doing this for years, too. It’s part of a calculated agenda.
Ralph Kramden is no Achilles, but he is a cultural icon, and they couldn’t wait to make him black. Why? Is white Kramden not funny to black people?
I wouldn’t find a white Fred Sanford in a white redux of Sanford and Son to be either necessary, or funnier. Redd Foxx was perfect. You don’t mess with that.
But the black Odd Couple, with Demond Wilson? That was needed.
This is not Hollywood simply peppering black people into roles because we should be color blind, and because it shouldn’t matter. This is purposeful.
How do I know this?
When Hitler is cast as a black guy I will stand corrected.
Never gonna happen. But they’ll cast a black guy to play Alexander Hamilton.