It’s interesting how the net can so easily pervert information…
Here we have a GIF set where it appears as if the INTERVIEWER is telling Steve McQueen that Race films are made for white filmgoers to make them feel guilty. It also appears as if Steve McQueen is saying, “I don’t make films for white people,” in a smug manner, as if he has something against white people.
*The average internet viewer would look at this and make assumptions.*
In actuality, the interviewer was quoting a black writer who was criticizing McQueen’s movie, and McQueen CONTINUES to say, “I make films because I am alive and I am an artist…. My film is about US, rather than a specific group of people… It’s an American tale as well as a GLOBAL tale.”
This is one of my HUGE BEEFS about the internet… Many people will make assumptions over small bits of info (in this case, assuming the interviewer or Steve McQueen are racist in some way), and fabricate their own conclusions without looking at the whole picture.
**Thus, these images derive negativity out of a POSITIVE substance… something that easily and COMMONLY happens on the internet.**
PLEASE be careful of what you read on the net. Do not let your anger make you quick to speak falsely against something. You may NEGATIVELY INFLUENCE other people. Always remember… there may be two sides to each coin, but many coins have several dozen rivets around their edges. In other words, not every issue is as plain as you would like to believe.