Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Jesse Williams Under Fire for Emmit Till Movie Promo



Yesterday it was announced that actor Jesse Williams would be making his directorial debut with a film about the lynching of 14-year-old Emmitt Till in 1955 Mississippi.

Jesse makes a grave mistake while trying to promote his new movie...

....by superimposing the Colin Kaepernick Nike ad slogan over actual pictures of Emmitt Till's mother grieving her son.






Chicago native Emmitt Till was kidnapped, tortured, killed and tossed into the Tallahatchie River after he was accused of whistling at a white woman while visiting his family for the summer in Money, MS in 1955.

After a huge backlash Jesse removed the images without comment.

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

R in NYC says:

Yes it was in poor taste but glad he removed them. Doesn't take away from the importance of telling Till's tragic story.

Anonymous said...

8:43 Without thinking and impulse, sometimes we do shit without thinking. I don't think it was malice behind it.

But I absolutely agree with you.

Don balee me juh watch said...

He needs to fire his staff for greenlighting this. Any group of people with half a brain could have seen this was a bad idea.

Sunni Daze said...

I have no interest in these trigger movies. I don't want to see Harriet Tubman or this.

Anonymous said...

@8:54 Doesn't seem to be malice, just ignorance. try going to film school or at the very least get a certificate in film producing.

Anonymous said...

Trying to make his story a gimmick for Nike sales? Outragious! For this I welcome social media. These people need to be checked. They are constantly insulting our intelligence when it's them who don't know shit! Nothing real and raw comes from these Hollywood types. Let's see how far down the rabbit hole he's willing to go.

Anonymous said...

^^^ Try

Anonymous said...

THIS IS WHY THE LORD COMMANDED IN THE BIBLE TO NOT ( I REPEAT ) TO NOT MAKE MARRIAGES WITH THE WHITE RACE AND HAVE CHILDREN WITH THEM....

those children ALWAYS (9 times out of 10 ) grow up confused as hell!!...they try to appease their black side and their white side, but it's impossible because in the Bible, God CHOSE one over the other and that's why God told EVE that THERE WOULD BE EMNITY BETWEEN HER SEED AND SERPENT'S SEED!!!!

Whether you like it or not, OR believe it or not, the white race is the Devil that the Bible speaks of....and NOBODY can change that or change them to be good people...THEY ARE NOT!!


Israel Forever!!!

Anonymous said...

9:45 REALLY?? You are really reaching. HUMANS make mistakes, gtfoh with all that racism.

Don balee me juh watch said...

@9:45 am I agree 100%

L. Eller said...

It was done in very poor taste. He could have at least placed the font beneath their faces and not wrote OVER them.

Just another mulatto who blacks rallied behind for him to shit on our pain, divorce his black wife and kids to go lay up with a white Hollywood passthrough. Nothing to see here folks.

Anonymous said...

9:45

Anonymous said...

9:45 Exactly!!! But you can't tell these lost negroes nothing. And as far as this movie coming out, I'm good on that. I already watched the documentary with his Mother on what happened...that was enough for me and my spirit

Anonymous said...

9:45 is right, and no one is going to see this movie unless it's made for TV and even then idk.

Anonymous said...

But the bible doesn't mention anything about transgenders being decent and Godly but yet black American females ignore the fact that Serena and Venus both were born with dıcks! Trans World Sport has a feature on the Williams 'brothers' as they undergo their transition to become 'women'...

That would fall under Sodom and Gomorrah but yet, here are some of you trying to quote the bible for reference - but only when it suits.

I see ya lol.

Anonymous said...

8:26- pls get back on your mental meds. Hit dogs holler. Dumbass.

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