Black Entertainment : Stop Blaming Black Women for ‘Birth of a Nation’s’ Low Opening

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    Opinion] Nate Parker’s film was hampered by the director’s past controversy, but somehow Black women are to blame? Nah


    As widely reported, Birth opened at a disappointing sixth place, raking in just $7 million over its opening weekend. In what has become typical fashion, Black women alone were blamed almost immediately for the film’s flop–despite women making up 60 percent of its viewers. One writer explicitly pinned the lackluster box office receipts on “the unrepentant pettiness of Black feminists.”

    Even famed journalist Roland Martin, joined in on the blame game. In a series of tweets, the News One Now host lambasted The Root’s Yesha Callahan for a piece she wrote about the film’s unimpressive opening, saying the piece was “riddle with falsehoods” and disputing Callahan’s claim that the film was a flop. Martin even tweeted Callahan directly, questioning her credibility and skill as a journalist, claiming to have challenged her “several times before to step up her journalistic game,” and urging her boss to “pull Yesha aside” and “teach her to report a lot better.”



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Then go see a good movie




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This whole situation is silly. No one is obligated to go spend their money on a movie no matter the content nor the creator of said content. There are more than one means of gaining access to the information about our ancestor Nat Turner, one means of which I am partial to is via books. This blaming people for not spending their money on a movie just because we like the subject matter is childish and should be below us.
 

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Wise words...Nothing better to boost a controversial movies ratings & gross earnings then to have angry centrist excoriating one of our own making thought provoking movies instead of "The other man" cashing in on our (BLACK) history. Good comment, so far the best one today.



Otherwise, stop complaining when our stories are no longer told from our point of view




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