Here we go again and in the midst of Black history Month. Robert Pattinson, best known for the Twilight saga, recently had an interview with Details magazine writer Jenny Lumet . Everything was flowing great until you get to the part of the article where the journalist states:
“Rob, did you know that every time you say actor or acting you lower your voice to a whisper?”
Nothing wrong with that, but then the conversation gets deeper when the journalist feels the need to further explain in detail what she meant by the statement.
“Yes, so quietly it’s like you’re saying Negro.”
After the journalist gets Pattinson to ease up with the statement, I guess Pattinson decides to do some probing of his own when he asks the writer
“What if we were ‘acting‘ like ‘Negroes?”
According to the online version of the interview, [Pattinson] laughs, and the journalist follows up with the rather bold statement of:
“Then we’d be fu&%ed—we couldn’t hear anything…”
Although the statement can be taken in a variety of ways, it goes to show exactly how comfortable and disrespectful that certain ethnicities are about being intolerant of others’ differences.
What is even worse is that Details felt that it was relevant enough to include the statement in the article.
SMDH, if that would have been an interview with Kanye, we all know what would be the topic off all conversations right now.
Peep the article here and let us know what you think.