Monday, December 16, 2019

American Gods' Producers Deny Firing Orlando Jones Over Race

Over the weekend actor Orlando Jones accused the new showrunner for American Gods on Starz of getting rid of his character, Mr. Nancy, because he was a strong and outspoken role model for Black people [click here if you missed that].

American Gods' producers deny the claims...

Freemantle Media tells Deadline
“The storylines of American Gods have continually shifted and evolved to reflect the complex mythology of the source material.”
“Mr. Jones’ option was not picked up because Mr. Nancy, among other characters, is not featured in the portion of the book we are focusing on within Season 3.”


Anonymous said...

The official reason was due to him wearing this suit. Com on Orlando

ms mac said...

^LMAO!!!. Pacman is a classic suit material. What you saying????

NiyabinghiWerewolfObeahWoman said...

That scene on the ship sent chills up and down my spine. Anansi is one of our godz of chaos in obeah. Anansi don't play, one of my granddaughter walks with Anansi, everytime her mother brings her for a visit, this huge tarantula show up outside my backdoor, it leaves every morning and come back at 9 PM, I went outside one time without thinking and sprayed it with some demonmax, that thing looked at me and blinked like bitch that ain't doing shit, I took my black ass back in the house. That spider does not come around until she comes for a visit, I walk with Anasi too but smaller spiders. That character is powerful to the entire storyline, those asshats only got rid of the character least it invokes something in the viewers. Frankly I'm not watching that show anymore, I commend this awesome thespian for speaking up. Fuck that this Capricorn/Jupiter/Pluto alignment is about calling shit out!! It's joy watching such a wonderful actor that can bring characters to life and pull you in to where you get completely wrapped up in the storyline. Everyone does not have that gift, there are actors and then their are thespian. Put some respect on his muthafukken name!!!

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