[Blind Gossip] Awards campaigns can sometimes get a little dirty.
In this case, somebody is trying to undermine this actor and his movie from being honored during awards season… by tying him to racism!
To be clear, the accusations aren’t about anything the actor has personally done. It has to do with dredging up one of his family’s relatives from more than a hundred years ago who may have owned slaves or taken part in the slave trade.
We don’t know if they are trying to tank the actor’s chances for a win – or the film’s chances for a win – but it is interesting timing on the saboteur’s part as it was not brought up when the film was released last year.
At the very least, it could certainly make things uncomfortable for the actor on the red carpet if some media outlet decides to make it a talking point out of it and put the actor on the defensive.
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[Optional] Is it reasonable to hold someone accountable for something their relative did generations ago?