From “Django Unchained” to “12 Years a Slave,” slave movies are trending in Hollywood and not everyone is happy about it. Nick Cannon went on Twitter to complain about the growing popularity of slave films, saying:
“If I see another damn Slave Movie…AARRRGGHHHH!!!!! I think they keep making them because they want to keep Black Folks on edge! They don’t want us to get to comfortable! Yeah we know about Obama…But don’t forget about Toby!”
He also posted a picture of his great great grandmother, adding:
“They called this lady a slave, I call her my Grandmothers Grandmother. Why don’t they make movies about our African Kings & Queens? #OurHistory I would love to see a film about Akhenaton and his beautiful wife Queen Nefertiti! Or Cetewayo, a King who was a war hero. Im about to drive to my office RIGHT NOW and start the development! New Hollywood Trend, Black King and Queen films! Starring Black People!! #NoDisrespectToElizabethTaylor
He joins a chorus of critics about the recent abundance of slave films; in fact, some people voiced they didn’t go see “12 years a Slave” for that very reason.