Chadwick Boseman recalled being fired from a TV show after questioning the racial stereotypes of his role
Boseman said the role — in a soap opera on a major network — was possibly stereotypical. He played a young black man “with a violent streak pulled into the allure of gang involvement” and with “barely a glimpse of positivity or talent in the character.” Boseman didn’t want to judge the character, but he brought it up in a meeting with the show’s executives after filming the first couple of episodes.
It didn’t go well.
“I was let go from that job the next day,” Boseman said.
The soap opera in question was not named by Boseman, but he had appeared in All My Children and was quickly replaced. His replacement was none other than the actor Boseman played opposite in The Black Panther, Michael B. Jordan. Boseman went on to state that when he questioned the soap opera’s executives, they didn’t much like being questioned about how they were casting a Black male actor on the show. They wanted a Black actor to play a violent Black man whose mother was on heroin and so he was in foster care. Of course the character’s father had abandoned the family some years past.
This is how white executives in Hollywood want American descendants of slavery to be viewed. We are nothing more than a stereotype to them; something to show that we have a violent nature and therefore, need to be brought to heel, which is what Hilary Clinton stated. Joe Biden damn near said the same thing which is why he, for hours on the senate floor, talked up his 1994 crime bill that resulted in extended sentences for millions of American descendants of slavery.
And even though Chadwick Boseman questioned his role in All My Children, I wonder why he did not question his role in The Black Panther Movie brought to YOU by Disney and Marvel Comics because I am quite sure that he knew what the REAL and TRUE Black Panther Party and Movement was all about. I am pretty sure that he knew that when anyone initiated a search for “Black Panther,” some Disney and Marvel Comics bullshit would pop up first. Not to mention, that Boseman’s character was an African and the same typecasting was used in that film as was used in All My Children since the very same actor who went on to play a role he previously questioned, played a similar role in “The Black Panther Movie.” Didn’t Michael B. Jordan play the role of an American descendant of slavery who had a violent nature and would kill anyone without hesitation, even women? I did not look at the movie, but I certainly read enough blogs detailing what it was all about and how vicious the only actor portraying an American descendant of slavery was made to appear.
Growing up with top marks in school, Stevens went on to attend and graduate from the United States Naval Academy and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, before joining the United States Navy SEALs. Within the SEAL teams, Stevens was deployed to Afghanistan, Iraq, and Africa, where he had the highest count of confirmed kills amongst everyone from his unit. Stevens also participated in several stateside missions in the United States of America. Due to his ruthlessness, while serving within the military, Stevens eventually gained the nickname “Killmonger.”
So in other words, questioning stereotypes is non-essential when there is more money involved because I am quite sure that compared to what All My Children was offering as a salary was nothing in comparison to what Chadwick Boseman made from starring in “The Black Panther” by Disney and Marvel Comics.
I have no idea what had become of Killmonger’s mother since I did not watch that farce of a film, but if whites are going to front the money for this type of movie, even though the screenwriters are reported to be Black; Joe Robert Cole and Ryan Coogler, they had better make damn sure that they get full approval from the white man and his input had better take stage, front and center and it would seem as with “The Black Panther Movie” brought to YOU by Disney and Marvel Comics, that is exactly what happened.
Boseman may have had a problem when he was typecast in All My Children as having had a heroin addict for a mother, was vicious and a foster child, whose father had long since abandoned him, but he had no such qualms when it came to starring in a movie that had an even worse role for an ADOS; that of being an unrelenting, vicious killer, even of women whose sole aim was to take over a kingdom that could fight back against colonialism and use it to free HIS people while the African continued to look to the colonizer as a savior.
It is fine to be all holier than thou, but if you want to start out that way, stay the course, you’ll be more believable. And make no mistake, ALL Black women are NOT heroin addicts, nor are we all single mothers. My husband was the first man to know me intimately and my son had two parents and neither one of us smoked cigarettes, much less did we use heroin. My father and my mother were married when they had me, their first, and though my father drank and my mother smoked cigarettes, neither had ever used illegal drugs and there are plenty of other Black families who do not and will not fit in with the whites’ agenda of us in trying to make it seem as though we are the worst things walking when whites are so low, they should be slithering and crawling across this planet since they are damn parasites.
I seriously wish that Black people would stop seeking the white man’s money at the expense of their soul because it is not worth it. Chadwick Boseman, only two years after playing his so-called, most ‘iconic’ role, is now dead at the age of 43 from colon cancer. And though he will be widely known for his role in “Black Panther,” brought to YOU by Disney and Marvel Comics, I am sure many, as did I, did not even know that he had also played Thurgood Marshall, in “Marshall.” Thurgood Marshall was the Supreme Court’s first and in my opinion, ONLY American descendant of slavery to have the dubious honor of being a Supreme Court justice since I don’t even recognize that Uncle Tom Clarence Thomas as one of us. Thurgood Marshall was the best justice the Supreme Court EVER had or EVER will have, bar none.
So to the Black folks who donned dashikis, African head wraps and other African attire and headed to a movie theater to see Disney and Marvel Comic’s version of Black Panther, as you can see, there is no Wakanda, there is no vibranium, there is no magical kingdom in Africa that is hidden from the pasty-assed colonizers who are still colonizing Africa and are the reasons why our Black asses are in Amerikkka, getting shot in the back, in our beds, getting kneed to death, lynched and so forth and so on. We are still the faces of health care disparities since ‘they’ tell us that colon cancer is preventable, but Chadwick Boseman just died of colon cancer at the age of 43. We are supposedly the faces of COVID-19 and since we are, then we are also ‘collectively’ The Face of Death. The whites tell us that we Black women are heroin addicts and single mothers and so our children are predators, thugs and vicious killers when what could be more vicious, more predatory like than those pasty-faced creatures that have crawled and slithered ALL across this planet, raping, pillaging, destroying, colonizing, brutalizing, enslaving, stealing and waging war on entire continents with impunity while judging those who inhabited colonized regions as savages? Those monstrous creatures sit on their debased, slimy asses and judge others and deem them to come up short when you shameless shits should not even have the ability to slither up a blade of grass, much less walk upright since you come from Neanderthals; you cave dwelling devils.
Whites, if you think for one damn second that I would ever buy your bullshit or participate in the degrading, demeaning shit that you have Black actors and actresses starring in, you’d better don ‘black’ face and play those roles your damn selves. Your next movie, “400+ Years A Slave” had better see YOUR damn pasty asses all got up in ‘black face’ and with YOUR damn dyed black backs getting pretend whipped. You don’t have a problem donning ‘black’ face any other time, what with your minstrel shows and shit, but you’ll not find any takers here. I’d rather have rags draping my ass than accept your thirty pieces of dirty silver and have to call myself a “sell out.”
And for those stupid Black shits who are screeching and wailing that Chadwick Boseman has finally reached, “Wakanda,” seriously!! Shut the fuck up!!