Skip to comments.Lee Daniels: Americans are Showing ‘True Colors’ in Anger at Obama
Posted on 08/20/2013 4:37:41 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
Lee Daniels didnt hold back during an interview with CNNs Piers Morgan, saying that he believed President Obamas term in office has revealed Americas true colors and it is still a racist and angry country.
Daniels wasnt directing the comment toward all Americans, but he certainly had a point.
Morgan is known for asking the tough questions and when he pushed the director of The Butler to speak up on racism in America since Obama was elected, the interview took a powerful turn.
I think that people are angry that hes president and I think that they are showing their true colors, he said.
He tied his response in with the message he was hoping to send through his new movie and added that although he tried to inject some hope in The Butler, it wasnt enough to cover up the truth about the current state of the country.
He said that in the movie, the characters are living in a time period where a black man could be killed by a white person at any given moment and no one would be punished for it. Shortly after finishing the editing of the film, the nation was rocked by the not-guilty verdict in the George Zimmerman trial.
According to Daniels thats when he realized that sadly we are far from reaching dreams of equality.
While he did admit that the country has certainly made some progress, The Butler cast member Cuba Gooding Jr. pointed out that there is a major disconnect with the civil rights movement and the history of it.
There is more than enough evidence to suggest that some Americans are angered by Obamas election and are willing to do whatever it takes to paint him as a terrorist, Fascist or even the anti-Christ.
However, Obamas administration hasnt been substantially different from that of many other presidents who came before him except that he is black. According to Daniels, thats exactly why America is so angry with him.
Daniels is hoping that although his movie wont give anyone the answers and solutions theyre looking for when it comes to racism, it might provoke the type of dialogue that is necessary for more progress to be made.
The movie has certainly sparked a national conversation about civil rights and race issues as each of the cast members in The Butler revealed their own encounters with racism.
Daniels has said that he has to send his white secretary to catch him a cab because taxi drivers wont stop for him. Earlier this year, Forest Whitaker was publicly frisked in a deli after being wrongfully accused of shoplifting.
The movie also comes along with tons of debate regarding the N-word, which initially stemmed from the Paula Deen controversy.
Although nobody could have predicted what national events would take place as The Butler hit theaters, the timing couldnt have been any more flawless.
In the midst of the Deen controversy; American discontent with their African-American president; the not-guilty verdict for Zimmerman; and tons of other racially charged national debates, now is certainly the time that America needs to engage in a powerful conversation that is necessary for the advancement of the country.
Just another reason why I wont watch his garbage movie..by the way, in my opinion the movie bombed..yeah it was #1 with 25 million, but you compare it with other so called good movies and you can see that amount is actually quite small
Dissent ceased to be patriotic after Boosh left office.
Commies are so predictable.
People who thought Obama wouldn’t get the normal objections and criticisms of his policies because the opposition would fear the dreaded racist charge are shocked and dismayed. We despise Obama anyway. Be damned the race hustlers.
What Trayvon has taught much of America is that no amount of truth will give the race hustlers pause in their promotion of of the racist lie. More white people have discovered that American blacks have an overwhelming number of violent criminals in their ranks, and ignoring the problem isn’t making things better. The rest of America is beginning to fight back.
Wait until Hitlery runs- if you don’t like her policies, you’re a misogynist and a sexist bully! /s;)
It’ll get Oscar nominations. And it’ll get shown in schools (probably in February every year).
I stand corrected.
The Man be keepin’ poor Lee down...
49 Trillion dollar debt? RACISM! Check!
Worst Real Unemployment ever, including the Great Depression? RACISM! Check!
Kids for the first time in American history feel they cannot do better than their parents? RACISM! Check!
Fiat money destroys banking interest rates and wipes out lifetime savings? RACISM! Check!
USA distrusted and laughed at worldwide? RACISM! Check!
Worst international policy ever? RACISM! Check!
Dictatorial “Executive Orders” in complete violation of the Constitution? RACISM! Check!
Selective prosecution against white people? RACISM! Check! (OK, well that one is Racism — FROM THE ADMINISTRATION)
Yep, the case is made. We are all racists.
Just what *is* your definition of "equality", Mr. Daniels? And tell us, please, how far "we" are from it. What should "we" do that's different than what "we" are already doing?
It will probably win a bunch of Oscars..just like with the HBO movie trashing Sarah Palin, that got award after award..just because it trashed a Conservative..with this movie..you can bet that Commie a-hole Jane Fonda will get an Oscar nomination for portraying Nancy Reagan, just to spit in the eye of the Reagan family
I can admit that. It is something that will never, ever go away as long as humans walk the earth. But I would bet money that - overall - there's far less of it in America than in the rest of the world.
I agree, too, that it's gotten worse since Obama has taken the office of President and that's what they want. It gives them an excuse.
To be gay used to mean that you were happy; not anymore.
I guess that being a racist now means that you oppose big government.
It’s time conservatives turn the tables on the Left and nullify their charged rhetoric.
We’re all racists now.
Wouldn’t it be nice if there were a conservative woman running against her? ;-)
I'm not so sure I believe that, but even so, #1, It may have something to do with the way he was dressed. #2, The biggest reason why this might happen is that a good portion of the cab drivers in large cities are from other countries where intense racism against black people is very prevalent.
Earlier this year, Forest Whitaker was publicly frisked in a deli after being wrongfully accused of shoplifting.
Yeah, well, that happens to white people, too.
Oh and they explain the support for Herman Cain by calling him an “uncle tom”....actually deflecting, once again, from the issues.
Those colors are red white and blue.
In 1964/65 a much higher percentage of republicans than democrats in both houses of congress voted for the civil rights act. If republicans had voted in the same percentage as democrats, the bill would never have passed.