It really blew me when Kristen Stewart said “I can do anything I fucking want. Yes, I am unconsciously privileged. And I’m not ashamed of it”. This mediocre bitch can land any roles she wants to play as, while aoc (actresses of color) have to go to the ends of the earth to land probably a partly relevant role. That absolute bullshit, and it needs to be changed now.
Kristen Stewart, Zooey Deschanel, Jennifer Aniston, Katherine Heigl, Blake Lively and a whole flurry of mediocre white actresses (who btw play the same roles OVER AND OVER) are always offered roles. Meanwhile, Oscar nominated/winning black actresses (who have won other awards prestigious as well) are struggling to remain relevant. Just because there are a lot of black led TV shows coming this fall, that doesn’t mean the struggle is over or lessening. Many of these actresses have had to move onto TV roles or do both because they haven’t been offered enough (or appropriate) roles.
But white folks too quick to say we have ‘enough’ roles for Black folks in media…
(Source: shady-heaux, via glovesinthesummertime)