Gabrielle Union is taking Michael Keaton to task!
On Sunday during the Golden Globes, the media went crazy when Jenna Bush Hager and the Batman actor confused the movie titles of Hidden Figures and Fences by saying, “Hidden Fences.” While Hager said it during a red carpet interview with Pharrell, Keaton said it while announcing Octavia Spencer as a Best Supporting Actress nominee.
This flub drew controversy as both movies feature a predominantly African American cast.
On Tuesday, the Being Mary Jane star appeared on The View where she was asked about the blunder, and she did NOT mince her words!
Above anything else, Dwayne Wade‘s wife believes the “Hidden Fences” scandal takes attention away from the actual movies, which positively promote Black issues.
“I hate to say someone, Jenna Bush, purposely marginalized movies that were centered in blackness and black excellence, but I think subconsciously they’re on a level where some people just lump all movies about people of color in one group, movies about women in one group… What that does is diminishes and marginalizes the excellent film and work.”
While she believes Bush was sincere in her apology, she isn’t buying Keaton’s “non-apology” at all!
“I think their apologies said a lot about what their intentions were… Jenna Bush’s apology, which was widely accepted by the cast of Hidden Figures, and then Michael Keaton’s non-apology spoke volumes and no one has accepted that apology.”
Instead of releasing a statement, Michael told a publication after the awards ceremony:
“I’m sorry, I apologize. I screwed it up.”
To hear Gabrielle’s entire argument, ch-ch-check out the clip (below)!
[Image via WENN.]