People are side-eyeing Donald Glover based on an interview that left many people scratching their heads!
The Atlanta on FX star appeared on the cover of Interview Magazine with a twist: as he interviewed himself for their latest issue. However, a particular section of the article is catching attention with a splash of backlash.
According to Billboard, the “format and editorial choices aside, one part that had readers perplexed was a section of the interview that addressed Black women and race.’
In the interview, Glover asks himself: “Are you afraid of Black women?” With a follow- up reply: “Why are you asking me that?”
Questioning himself, the interview continues, “I feel like your relationship to them has played a big part in your narrative.’
Glover replies, “I feel like you’re using Black women to question my Blackness.”
Glover continues with the interview. But shuts himself down: “Can I say something? I hate talking about race for more than five minutes unless it’s with other Black people and/or we’re laughing.”
Many Twitter users call the interview ridiculous while pointing out that part of the interview.
it was this part of the “childish gambino interviewing childish gambino” interview that made me stop to think… why? pic.twitter.com/paLFRihd6m
— 𝕮𝖔𝖚𝖗𝖙 𝕶𝖎𝖒 💥 (@TheCourtKim) April 7, 2022
I try to think of editorial from all angles— executive level, impact level, story level, etc— but I quite literally don’t understand the point of this https://t.co/DSsgUsGVnM
— Ivie Ani (@ivieani) April 7, 2022
For chaos reasons, now I need a Black woman to interview Donald Glover since he said he’s not afraid of us.
— Najma Sharif (@overdramatique) April 7, 2022
Maybe there was a direction and his point-of-view that we missed. Cousins, what are your thoughts on Glover’s interview?
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