Snoop Dogg says that he is tired of slavery movies and they should start making their own stuff showing how black people are successful.
This Memorial Day, the U.S. audience were treated to a remake of the 1977 miniseries remake of Roots. Based on the 1976 novel by Alex Haley, Roots is the story of Kunta Kinte.
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The series follows Kunta Kinte and his family lineage, from the time he was kidnapped from his home in Africa. In the mid-1700s, he was sold into slavery in America, to the plight of his great grandchildren and beyond. History Channel, A&E, and Lifetime telecasted the show simultaneously.
The show has already gathered critical acclaim and stars a great cast ensemble. Derek Luke, Laurence Fishburne, Anika Noni Rose, Forest Whitaker, Matthew Goode, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Mekhi Phifer, and Anna Paquin, and stunning newcomer Malachi Kirby as Kunta Kinte. LeVar Burton, who played Kinte in the original series, is even a co-executive producer.
While everyone marvels at the new series, Snoop Dogg says that he is sick of it. In a video message on his Instagram feed, Snoop declared that he was sick of this ‘s---“. He said that he couldn’t believe that they were playing roots on the Memorial Day. He said that they are just going to keep beating the slavery in the African American’s face. He said that they just want to keep reminding us all about how they treated black people in slavery.
He added that he did not want to watch shows or TV shows like Roots, 12 Years a Slave or Underground. According to Guardian, he said that he was not going to watch any such content again. He said that they are still facing the abuse. He then questioned why they were not making any series or movies about the success that the African Americans have been having.
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He then called out to the African Americans saying that he should join him. He said that he is not watching the show and they shouldn’t too. He said that it was time that they themselves make something that shows their lives today. How they inspire people and how they have turned around their history.