Posted on February 7, 2022

Black Actress Cries, Apologizes to ‘Darker-Skinned Actresses’ for Not Being Black Enough

Paul Joseph Watson, Summit News, February 3, 2022

A black actress who landed a lead role in a film that was originally written for an old white man broke down and cried on camera because she felt guilty about not being dark skinned enough.


{snip} Thandiwe Newton says she is so mortified at not being black enough, she wants to “apologise every day to darker-skinned actresses.”

Sky News reports: “Her new film, God’s Country, has been adapted from a short story by James Lee Burke – but has swapped the lead character from an older white man into a black woman.”


Not content with the old white man being erased from the movie, Newton is seriously upset that she isn’t black enough, despite being black.

“My internalised prejudice was stopping me from feeling like I could play this role when it’s precisely that prejudice that I’ve received,” she said.

“To say, ‘I’m sorry that I’m the one chosen. My mama looks like you. My mom looks like you’,” she said, apparently devastated that she has – God forbid – a white father.

“It’s been very painful to have women look like my mom feel like I’m not representing them. That I’m taking from them. Taking their men, taking their work, taking their truth. I didn’t mean to,” she rambled.