Denzel Washington: ‘Diversity Shouldn’t Be Something Special’


 

Oscar-winning actor Denzel Washington recently spoke on how he believes America should already be regarded a “post-racial” culture. He also discussed why he believes actors should outright reject any preoccupation with racial “diversity” in a recent interview for his film, The Tragedy of Macbeth. The film, which was released on Apple TV+ last month and is making the rounds in theaters this month, The latest adaptation of Shakespeare’s tragedy tells the story of a Scottish general whose life spirals into despair after he is told by three witches that he will become King of Scotland and commits a series of murders to protect his political position.

 

The Tragedy of Macbeth - Official Trailer (2021) Denzel Washington, Frances McDormand

 

Washington plays the lead in the film, for a story that has traditionally featured a white protagonist, but he believes that the varied casting choices for the Joel Coen-directed picture should not be taken too seriously. Washington also went on to say that he doesn’t want fans to see the picture just because it has a “diverse” cast.

 

“Obviously we are diverse, so I think that’s a great thing,” Washington told NBC BLK . “In my humble opinion, we ought to be at a place where diversity shouldn’t even be mentioned, like it’s something special. These young kids — Black, white, blue, green or whatever — are highly talented and qualified. So that’s why they’re there,” he said.

 

Washington is a bit of an outlier when it comes to Hollywood actors. Unlike most entertainers, Washington unashamedly expresses his conservative Christian beliefs. Warner Todd Huston at Breitbart had the following to say:

 

Earlier in the year, Washington spoke about the importance of prayer and insisted that you have to “listen to God” to lead a proud and upright life.

“At 66, getting ready to be 67, having just buried my mother, I made a promise to her and to God, not just to do good the right way, but to honor my mother and my father by the way I live my life, the rest of my days on this Earth. I’m here to serve, to help, to provide,” Washington told participants at The Better Man Event hosted by First Baptist Orlando in Florida last September.

Washington also recently argued against the anti-police narrative so popular with most of Hollywood’s leftist stars.

The Oscar-winner made his support for America’s police and soldiers clear in an interview in February in which he called out people who “put down” America’s law enforcement and military, men and women for whom Washington said he has “the utmost respect.”

“I have the utmost respect for what they do, for what our soldiers do, [people] that sacrifice their lives. I just don’t care for people who put those kind of people down. If it weren’t for them, we would not have the freedom to complain about what they do,” Washington said while promoting his film, The Little Things.

 

As both an actor, and a godly man, Denzel is definitely a class act.


Mandy Parker

From a long line, family of geeks, author of several unpublished geek girl books, writer for @BleedingFool. Recovering Game of Thrones fan, life-time Tolkien fan.

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