Twitter trolls attack Viola Davis after her comment about interracial romance

TORONTO, ON – SEPTEMBER 08: Viola Davis attends the “Widows” premiere during 2018 Toronto International Film Festival at Roy Thomson Hall on September 8, 2018 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Presley Ann/Getty Images)

 

Oscar-winning actress Viola Davis got Twitter abuzz when she made a comment about interracial romance in film.

During an interview about her new film Widows, in which she portrays the love interest of Liam Neeson, Davis talked about how rare it is to see an interracial relationship in the way it is portrayed in this film.

“I’m dark, I’m 53, I’m in my natural hair – I’m in bed with Liam Neeson. And he’s not my slave owner. I’m not a prostitute. It’s not trying to make any social or political statements. We simply are a couple in love. I’ve never seen it before,” she said.

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Since Twitter has no chill, it didn’t take long for the trolls to come out to play. Davis was gifted with a heap of hotep-like advice and “wisdom.”

 

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Not everyone was a troll though. A few people stepped in to defend Davis’ words and her decision to take the role in the first place.

Maaaane, Viola said all that to really say, ‘look at me I’m in bed with a “Zaddy”,

Yal put way too much weight on these “celebrities”.

— ThaSouth (@ThaSouth) November 11, 2018

 

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