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Woody Allen Responds To Latest Round Of Criticism: I Won't Hire A Person Of Color Unless It's 'REQUIRED'!
Woody Allen just opened himself up to even more criticism!
Besides accusations against the acclaimed actor for molesting his daughter, Woody is now being accused of being discriminatory in his casting.
Many have noticed that Woody rarely casts African Americans in his movies, but he was still "horrified" when he was asked about it.
“[I won't hire a black actor] unless I write a story that requires it. You don’t hire people based on race. You hire people based on who is correct for the part. The implication is that I’m deliberately not hiring black actors, which is stupid. I cast only what’s right for the part. Race, friendship means nothing to me except who is right for the part.”
HOLD UP. Doesn't he usually write the parts???! Another question could be WHY he DOESN'T include black characters in his scripts — you know, seeing as we live in a world with people of many shapes and colors.
To be fair, Woody HAS cast the Latina vixen Penelope Cruz, and he did cast a black actress to play Josephine Baker in Midnight In Paris, but one would expect that he would have a little more variety in his characters seeing as he's been involved with more than 70 films.
Well, Woody isn't alone!
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