So, I decided to check out Hybrid Vigor’s twitter when someone said they made a racist remark about Dear White People dominating the Indie Wire poll. What they say, which while not TOO bad, voices the very REASON why this film needs to be made.
In order for these filmmakers to say “don’t make it about race; think about the filmmaking,” shows just how LITTLE white people are aware of how racial minorities are treated. If you see on this person’s twitter, they have over 250,000 followers. If just all of their followers voted once, they’d have a huge advantage. However, DWP is dominating. As someone in the comment section pointed out, it’s their own fault. They have more support and yet can’t get these people to go vote? Not our fault.
But more so, this jackass assumes that we are voting for DWP because it’s about Black people and that’s it. They ignore the fact that many PoC feel the need for a film like this to exist. That it appeals to us BECAUSE there are no movies that tackles the racism and microaggressions that we face every day. That we ARE thinking of the filmmaking and we’re voting for the film that interests us the most. Because it’s doing something no one else is doing. That we NEED this film to be made.
This person ignores all of this just so we’ll vote for them. And it’s disgusting that the filmmakers of Hybrid Vigor will dismiss that people are ACTUALLY intrigued by this film in order to promote themselves. If anything, their ignorance is proof on why this film needs to be made.
Go support Dear White People and vote! We’re in the lead but we can’t let up!