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Selma's David Oyelowo Comes To Benedict Cumberbatch's Defense After 'Colored' Actor Comments — Read His Statement HERE!

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Like many people, we were pretty shocked and upset to hear Benedict Cumberbatch refer to black actors as "colored" in a recent interview.

Well, since then, Benedict has issued a very sincere apology for his use of the derogatory term, which was made while the actor was discussing racial inequality in the British entertainment industry.

[ Related: Benedict Officially Apologizes ]

Now, Selma's David Oyelowo has officially spoken out in defense of Benedict, and emphasized how we should all be reminded of Benedict's intended message.

Here's what he had to say about the recent matter in an interview:

"You only have to look at the point Benedict was making to realize that to accuse him of racism, to accuse him of anything other than a beautiful gesture is absolutely ridiculous and nonsensical. Anyone who accuses him of racism in the light of what he was saying should be ashamed of themselves.

I just think it is the age we are in. People are more interested in a soundbite than substance. It is this age of just wanting to be heard, just wanting to feel important because someone clicked on your website. No. Listen to what the guy was saying."

We agree that Benedict's message shouldn't be overshadowed by his thoughtless gaffe.

What do you think of David's response?

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