Hollywood has made some really bad choices greenlighting projects in the past — casting Emma Stone and Scarlett Johansson as Asian chicks, putting no people of color in a film about the Bible set in Egypt — but nothing seems quite as bad as a movie about police brutality starring Mel Gibson and Vince Vaughn as the protagonists. Yeah, you read that right.
In the film, called Dragged Across Concrete, Gibson and Vaughn will play cops who are suspended when a video of their strong-arm tactics gets wide attention. They then descend into the criminal underworld to exact vengeance.
Given Gibson's history of racism and anti-Semitism, there's no way this is a good idea.
The film hasn't even started shooting yet, and Black Twitter already is not here for it. See the most drag-a-docious reactions, below:
Beyonce's babies deserve better than to be brought into a world where Mel Gibson and Vince Vaughn play antihero racist cops— Alanna Bennett (@AlannaBennett) February 1, 2017
"Hey, I'd like a role that humanizes cops who engage in police brutality." – Mel Gibson, loud racist and anti-Semite— Olivia A. Cole (@RantingOwl) February 2, 2017
LRT - The synopsis for Mel Gibson/Vince Vaughan movie about police brutality. I mean... pic.twitter.com/bnuEIVzFex— Rebecca Theodore (@FilmFatale_NYC) February 1, 2017
@Variety Won't this conflict with Mel's shooting of RACIST SANTA 3: NORTH POLE PATROL?— Sebastian Girner (@SGirner) February 1, 2017
@Variety is the KKK financing it?— Faith Ch🍩yce (@faithchoyce) February 1, 2017
THIS IS A HORRIBLE IDEA GUYS https://t.co/TgExkPWYZg— El Flaco (@bomani_jones) February 1, 2017
@Variety so we are going to watch them shoot innocent black folks and get put on paid administrative leave? Sounds about white. 🙄— Kylieadams26 (@Kylieadams260) February 1, 2017
@Variety Couple of Trumpsters to make a movie abt police brutality. Who else will be in this film? Jon Voight? James Wood? Chachi?— Ajay Chand (@AjayCnyc) February 1, 2017
@Variety mel gibson can kiss my black ass— sabrina (@sabrinapls) February 1, 2017
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