Tim Story’s blockbuster hit Think Like A Man has raked in over $73 million since its April 20th release. But that means nothing to the french movie guild.
France has decided that Think Like A Man DOES NOT promote diversity and has been banned. So the films with all white casts do promote diversity?
Global Voices offered an answer saying,
“Surprising as it may be, the answer lies in the fact that the film has an all-black cast. French cinema is often pointed at for not fairly displaying all components of the country’s multiethnic population. Although the recent success of the movie Les Intouchables, which earned French African actor Omar Sy the Cesar award for Best Actor in 2012, caused great pride and hope among French nationals from Africa and the Caribbean, it was not to be the turning point for a deep and lasting change.”
If it still doesn’t make sense, French blog People Bo Kay added (translated), ”The French state has had a sociopolitical strategy which favors interracial relationships rather than valuing communities. In the comedy ‘Think like a Man’, the focus is on black couples.”
So we’re just ignoring the relationship between Gabrielle Union‘s character and “Turtle”/Jerry Ferrara? This sounds like some ish they’d try in Hollywood. It’s interesting to note that France also bans the release of Tyler Perry flicks.
“Black actor and producer Tyler Perry’s movies are never scheduled in any French movie theaters or are only released in DVDs, even though he has been used to leading the US box-office, as with ‘Why did I get Married’ and ‘For Colored Girls’. The French society acts hypocritically, when it refuses to show movies from black producers who earn millions from conveying a positive message to the African diaspora through their films.”
Do you think the French are being racist? Or are they right?