The Last Jedi’s John Blasts Samuel L. Jackson’s Black British Casting Criticism

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Star Wars:The Last Jedi's John Boyega has just slammed Samuel L. Jackson after the Hollywood A-lister and Star Wars alum criticized the black British casting of Jordan Peele's horror thriller, Get Out.

Earlier this week, Jackson went on a interview with Hot 97 to discuss his upcoming movie, Kong: Skull Island. During the interview, Jackson went on to talk about racism and President Donald Trump, later on touching on the topic of the casting black British actors for roles about race relations in America.

"There are a lot of black British actors in these movies," Jackson commented. "I tend to wonder what that movie [Get Out] would have been with an American brother who really feels that.


"Daniel grew up in a country where they've been interracial dating for a hundred years," he said. "What would a brother from America have made of that role? Some things are universal, but [not everything]."


Taking to social media, Boyega decided to give his piece on the issue:

While Jackson does have a point saying that casting a black British actor for the role of an African American may not be as effective as casting as an actual African American, the struggle against racial discrimination is universal. People of color have an uphill battle against inequality and it does not help the cause if camps within the group fight amongst each other.

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