Veronica Hilbring –Hellobeautiful.com
Hollywood is no stranger to getting it wrong when it comes to Black History.
From fantasy films to revenge slave dramas, time and again, Hollywood has really tried it … and failed miserably. They’ve painted us as servants, and secondary characters, even re-writing African history and removing us from it.
Even when it seems they’ve had the best intentions, some of these films have fallen completely flat. And in spite of whatever commercial success, they were still either detrimental or disrespectful to Black people.
Take a look at the biggest Black history fails from Hollywood.
Exodus – Gods & Kings
Where do I even begin?
For some reason, people are either unwilling or refuse to accept the fact that Egypt is in Africa and therefore the people are African. They are not white. But when Ridley Scott’s epic film ‘Exodus: Gods and Kings’ was released, the only people of color found in the film were servants and slaves.
In response to the blatant dismissal of Black people in Black countries, others) boycotted the film. Although it grossed over $200 million, it was still considered a flop.