But it was stopped in its racks in France after being banned due to its supposed all black cast. A dubious reason if we ever heard one.
France has gradually tearing down its open arms reputation. The country was known to be something of a refuge for those escaping racial intolerance. However, recent politics and actions like this one have made France to look like a hypocritical nation, rebuilding on racial intolerance.
Global Voices exposed the issue recently:
“Surprising as it may be, the answer lies in the fact that the film has an all-black cast. French cinema is often pointed at for not fairly displaying all components of the country’s multiethnic population. Although the recent success of the movie Les Intouchables, which earned French African actor Omar Sy the Cesar award for Best Actor in 2012, caused great pride and hope among French nationals from Africa and the Caribbean, it was not to be the turning point for a deep and lasting change.”
So the fact that “Think” prominently features 2 white actors some how escaped the French powers that be is telling … and then some. One, JerryFerrara, even had a romantic scene with Gabrielle Union. We can only that didn’t meet the country’s quota of diversity.
An argument that was used during the Miss Black France pageant controversy was re-posted from the Facebook page “Negro News,” suggesting that the movie did not reflect the ideology the country promotes.
“The French state has had a sociopolitical strategy which favors interracial relationships rather than valuing communities,” the post reads. “In the comedy ‘Think like a Man’, the focus is on black couples.”
Sounds like a lot of double talk and racism, if you ask us.
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