Spike Lee- The Black Guy Is Always Killed In Horror Films
Recently, Spike Lee appeared with Roger Guenveur Smith, and they talked about “black people” in horror films.
“There’s history of Hollywood horror films where they have one Black guy in it and he’s always killed,” Lee stated. “When you see those films with Black people, Black people are like, ‘Motherf***er get out!… Don’t do it.'”
Lee added that, “Even Alien… when there’s one black person in the horror film, you can bet your house that mother is gonna be dead.”
While Lee’s comments did elicit giggles from the audience, we definitely think he has a point. Hollywood films should continue to push forward, and the only way to do so is continuing to break barriers of race, sexual orientation, and more.
We give kudos to Lee for sharing his thoughts in such a direct manner, while still enclosing a tone of humor in his message.