John Boyega Clarifies Comments On Diversity In Film Industry | Film News – Conversations About Her

John Boyega Clarifies Comments On Diversity In Film Industry | Film News

Conversations About Her

John Boyega Clarifies Comments On Diversity In Film Industry | Film News

John Boyega

 

Rule of thumb with any awards acceptance speech; avoid any fraught and nuanced subject. Crossing this line can be a perilous endeavour, Star Wars actor John Boyega becoming the latest celebrity to hurriedly clarify comments he made about one of the most controversial of subjects; diversity in the film industry.

 

He commented on the night: “To complain about what is going on is not going to benefit us, be the change you want to be,” he said. “Be the change. And continue and focus”.

 

The actor has been quick apologise to those who interpreted the comments as meaning people should not complain about the a lack of diversity within the industry, clarifying that he was only targeting those who did not match their rhetoric with action.

 

 

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