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:
@GetOutMovie I think this might be the most racist movie I've ever seen— Jimmy (@jimmy_marchena) February 16, 2017
Get Out looks like the most racist movie of 2017.— Garrett Ketchum (@BirdmanKetchum) February 16, 2017
You think the movie get out is racist or— Jessica (@_jChloe) February 16, 2017
The movie Get Out looks hella racist. Count me out.— mason (@ayofaker) February 15, 2017
Get Out looks like a racist movie to me. Hollywood needs to stop jamming this shit down people's throats.— Chris (@chrisnelson49) February 12, 2017
@GetOutMovie Can a white director please make a movie about a white person getting killed by a family of racist black people,no its racist.— Rusty Shackelman (@OhSoBigandVeiny) February 11, 2017
If there was a way to block a certain ad I would block all ads for #GetOutMovie The deeply racist vibes it gives me isn't okay.— chicken nuggets (@makeupmaniac23) February 9, 2017
What is that Get Out movie even about??? I feel a weird racist underlying theme from the commercials???— Jenna (@Jennuhtals) February 9, 2017
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.
(Photo: Universal Pictures)