‘Get Out’ Star Daniel Kaluuya on Film's 'Racist' Backlash: Worry About Black Kids Getting Shot

(L to R) Logan (LAKEITH STANFIELD) meets Chris (DANIEL KALUUYA) in Universal Picturesâ   â  Get Out,â   a speculative thriller from Blumhouse (producers of â  The Visit,â   â  Insidiousâ   series and â  The Giftâ  ) and the mind of Jordan Peele.  When a young African-American man visits his white girlfriendâ  s family estate, he becomes ensnared in a more sinister real reason for the invitation.

‘Get Out’ Star Daniel Kaluuya on Film's 'Racist' Backlash: Worry About Black Kids Getting Shot

The horror film, directed by Jordan Peele, has some white folks crying foul.

Published February 16, 2017

Get Out is one of the most anticipated movies of the new year, not just for the exciting talent it brings together, but because it breaks ground as a horror film that also deftly deals with issues of racism in America. Naturally, a film portraying white people as the antagonist is gonna have some folks big mad.

We sat down with the film's stars to talk about the backlash. "I think it accelerates what's really in you. If you think this, if this offends you, why does this offend you? If that offends you and a Black kid getting shot by police doesn't, something's not real, something is," says Daniel Kaluuya, who plays the lead role of a photographer whose visit with his white girlfriend's (Allison Williams) parents give him more than he bargained for.

Director and writer Jordan Peele, best known as half of the comedy superstar duo Key & Peele, adds, "I think people that are calling it racist haven't seen it."

Take a look at how Twitter reacted to the "racist" controversy:

See Get Out in theaters on February 24 and hear the stars and director of the film speak on its racist backlash with BET above.

Written by Evelyn Diaz

(Photo: Universal Pictures)


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