Birth of A Nation’s Box Office Flop and The Unrepentant Pettiness of Black Feminists.
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You’ve got a very narrow scope there. What about Black women who have been victims of rape and sexual assault being triggered by his previous actions and subsequent disregard for those actions? They have every reason to not see his movie based on that alone. We don’t owe Nate Parker forgiveness (especially when he is not sorry). Also, he named the movie “Birth of a Nation. When I saw that title first come across my twitter feed, I had a serious, wtf (excuse me but What the Fucking Fuck???) moment. When I got more details I felt only slightly better. I still don’t understand why he chose that name for a movie that claims to honor Nat Turner. When I first mentioned the movie on Facebook, their bots removed my post because of the incredibly horrific history of the original movie Birth of Nation. Before Nate Parker, the name of that movie probably mostly came out of the mouths of White Nationalists. I guess we are reclaiming this title like we reclaimed the word nigger. I’m not down with either concept. And another thing, many Black historians who reviewed the movie said his story was wildly inaccurate. So there are many reasons why anyone, particularly a person of color would be uninterested in his movie. No, I did not see his movie and you do not have a crystal ball to say why I didn’t see it (hint: I did not like the name of the movie). Second hint, I’m not a fan of unrepentant rapists.