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Published On: Wed, Mar 27th, 2019

Jordan Peele offers racist confession: no interest in ‘casting a white dude as the lead in my movie’

After big box office and critical successes with Get Out and Us, creator Jordan Peele offered up a bizarre confession, pleasing the intersectional leftists by confessing he’s not interested in a “white” lead actor.

Peele appeared on stage in East Hollywood at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre, explaining the race pandering: “I get to cast black people in my movies. I feel fortunate to be in this position where I can say to Universal, ‘I want to make a $20 million horror movie with a black family.’ And they say yes.”

He continued: “I don’t see myself casting a white dude as the lead in my movie. Not that I don’t like white dudes,” he said, nodding over to his moderator, UCB co-founder and moderator Ian Roberts, who executive produced Key & Peele. “But I’ve seen that movie.”

The line drew loud applause and shouts of agreement. “It really is one of the best, greatest pieces of this story, is feeling like we are in this time — a renaissance has happened and proved the myths about representation in the industry are false.”

He reflected on writing Get Out:“Every two weeks I’d go, ‘What the f**k am I doing? I’m writing a movie where a black man is victimized and all the white people are evil and I’m trying to get the audience to have fun,'” he recalled. “But if you could make that fun … that’s what brought me back.”

Seeing race first appears to only inappropriate when it’s in a “certain direction.”

Last year, Peele called President Trump “racist”: “You know, the truth is the president is a racist, which is very sad…I’m disheartened by policies that are xenophobic and sexist…there are many strides backwards every day.”

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- Roxanne "Butter" Bracco began with the Dispatch as Pittsburgh Correspondent, but will be providing reports and insights from Washington DC, Maryland and the surrounding region. Contact Roxie aka "Butter" at [email protected] ATTN: Roxie or Butter Bracco

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