ADVISE TO CRITICS WHO SAY “ATLANTA” IS “ONLY FOR WHITE PEOPLE” FROM DONALD GLOVER

03 Aug
ADVISE TO CRITICS WHO SAY “ATLANTA” IS “ONLY FOR WHITE PEOPLE” FROM DONALD GLOVER

Donald Glover has responded to Black community detractors who have said that his Atlanta TV series is “only for white people.”

During the TCA Press Tour on Tuesday, August 2, the actor/rapper took questions. He was questioned about how he felt about some Black people believing the program wasn’t intended for them, according to Deadline.

“To be real, if you’re online, everybody’s gonna have an agenda on some level,” he responded. “It would be silly to say that sometimes what people say doesn’t affect you because — especially being Black — I feel like a lot of the Black criticism bothers me only because it sounds like [it’s from] Black people who don’t really know what we’ve been through.

“So to be like, ‘Oh, these Black people hate Black people or these Black people hate Black women.’ I’m like, it’s such a small view of who we are. I feel like it might even be because of what we’ve been through that you look at us the way you look at us. To say it’s only for white people, it’s like we’re cutting ourselves down which is kind of wack to me.”

In response to TikTok fans who claimed Atlanta was transphobic, the 38-year-old creator revealed that his neighbor is a trans man who enjoys the FX program.

“I’ve seen on Tiktok where people say Atlanta‘s transphobic,” he explained. “Man, I’m neighbors with a trans man and he told me Atlanta is his favorite show. I love how you guys talked about the trans thing because a lot of this shit is just takes for the internet.”

On September 14, Atlanta will premiere its last season on FX/Hulu. Tuesday (August 2) saw the release of the show’s Season 4 teaser, in which Glover and his co-stars go on new adventures in Atlanta after returning from their European vacation from Season 3.

With its upcoming season, Atlanta may find that the door is closing, but Donald Glover now has another opening. He will be the co-lead in the forthcoming Mr. & Mrs. Smith TV series remake for Amazon Prime Video in his next role.

While no specific project or release date was mentioned, Glover did say back in March that he has been working on a ton of new songs.

“I’m making a lot of music. I really love doing it,” he said on Jimmy Kimmel Live. “I’ve made a bunch of it. It’s just really about how to experience it at this point.”

 

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ADVISE TO CRITICS WHO SAY “ATLANTA” IS “ONLY FOR WHITE PEOPLE” FROM DONALD GLOVER

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