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26 Nov

idris elba the office #MeToo Movement’s Impact In Hollywood:

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Idris Elba, the office had the proper answer to a matter he was asked recently in regards to the #MeToo movement.

In a recent interview with The Sunday Times, he was asked if it was difficult being a person in Hollywood because the eruption of the #MeToo movement last yr.


“It’s only difficult for those who are a person with something to cover,” the actor, who’s currently promoting the upcoming fifth season of Luther, told the British paper.

We totally agree!

Although the movement began by Tarana Burke has been around for years, “Me Too” became the battle cry for the movement against sexual harassment and assault in Hollywood after actress Alyssa Milano tweeted “Me Too” in response to the outpouring of stories being shared online. The viral hashtag, #MeToo, was born soon after.

Elba has long championed women in Hollywood — and beyond. In a robust speech to the UK’s Parliament, the actor advocated for more women in Hollywood — in front and behind the camera — as casting directors, actresses, directors and producers.

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“What all this taught me, is simply too often people get locked inside boxes. And it’s not an excellent place to be,” Elba said in 2016. “Ask women, they’ll say the identical thing. ”

And after quoting a study that said “British TV is awash with low-level sexism,” Elba added, “This implies women on TV are 10 times more more likely to be treated negatively than Black people on TV. That’s crazy, right? I’m not saying you expect Black people to be treated worse than women (although God help Black women).”

“But as Viola Davis said last yr when she became the first-ever Black woman to win an Emmy for drama, ‘You’ll be able to’t win an Emmy for a job that’s never been written.’ That’s why we’d like more imagination from our directors, our producers, our casting directors, our writers – especially our writers,” Elba concluded. “So I’m just saying we have to be more aware.”

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