The current day entertainment industry counting with its role in systemic racism goes beyond its most recent purge of actors (both fired and the go out peacefully some) and all previonous examples anything like blackface. Some shows actually need to reconsider their whole approach. As previously stated, Brooklyn Nine-Nine recently discarded the scripts for the first four episodes of the coming season after daily demonstrations against a systematically racist police state. In a recent interview with People, series star Andy Samberg noted that production is still working on how to progress from there.
“We’re taking a step back, and the writers are all rethinking how we’re going to move forward, as well as the cast,” said Samberg. , and if we can find a way to do it, we all feel morally in agreement. “
The death of George Floyd, in the same way abundant documentation of violent law enforcement behavior during Black Lives Matter protests, has sparked wider interest in a long-standing conversation about “copaganda” or media images that aim to present a more empathetic aspect to the Police state while ignoring systemic racism and implicit bias that afflict culture. Although Brooklyn Nine-Nine maintains a passionate fan base, he has also been accused of engaging in this problematic phenomenon. Last month, Samberg co-star Stephanie Beatriz joined fellow TV cop Griffin Newman in difficult similar employee actors donate part of their salary to the National Bail Fund Network. In addition, the distribution made a collective donation of $ 100,000 to the same initiative. For now, Samberg remains confident that comedy will find an appropriate way to exist in the current state of the world: “I know that we will understand it, but it is certainly a challenge, so we will see how it goes . ”
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