COME ON, there has been more than enough conversation about diversity in movies for Lionsgate to really think anyone buys this BS apology…
“We recognize that it is our responsibility to help ensure that casting decisions reflect the diversity and culture of the time periods portrayed. In this instance we failed to live up to our own standards of sensitivity and diversity, for which we sincerely apologize. Lionsgate is deeply committed to making films that reflect the diversity of our audiences. We have, can and will continue to do better.”
You mean to tell me that throughout the casting, production, editing and marketing process that Lionsgate now recognizes that it’s their “responsibility” to reflect the culture of the time period…
Whatever, they don’t care and they will continue to not care if people go to see this movie. You can count me out, and I have spent my money on some terrible movies like ‘Battleship’.
Hollywood needs to STOP whitewashing history!!!
If there is something to be said, “It’s On Broadway” to step up and say it!!