Blackface – Is it offensive?
Can a straight guy play a gay guy, or is that offensive appropriation?
Was Al Pacino and Chris Sarandon out of line in Dog Day Afternoon while pretending to be gay?
Respected English actor Simon Callow thinks the art of acting is in peril because of the stupidity of activists.
“This is madness. The whole idea of acting has gone out of the window, if you follow the logic of that,” he says.
“To say it is offensive to transgendered people for non-trans people to play them is nonsense. Because you have to have been a murderer to play Macbeth, you have to be Jewish to play Shylock. It’s nonsense.
“The great point of acting is that it is an act of empathy about someone you don’t know or understand.”
Here is a poll conducted by the Telegraph on blackface —–>
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