Producers Behind New Film ‘Good Boys’ Put Child Actor in Blackface

Source: imbd

Filmmakers behind the upcoming film “Good Boys”are being accused of blackface after they used makeup to darken the face of a child actor’s stand-in.

The film’s production company says it’s common practice.

According to TMZ, sources connected to the film say 11-year-old Keith L. Williams‘ stand-in was on set last week in Vancouver, Canada with dark brown makeup on his face, an afro wig, and a fat suit. TMZ obtained photos of the stand-in in the getup while he appeared to be on break. The sight of his stand-in was reportedly upsetting to at least one person on set.

READ: Pusha T On Drake’s Blackface Photo Statement: “You Are Silent On All Black Issues”

Other sources connected to the production company, Good Universe, reportedly told TMZ that it’s “not uncommon for lighting purposes to match actors’ skin tones,” insisting that this is not a case of blackface.

Other experts say rather than using makeup, casting directors typically hire stand-ins who match the actors’ complexions.

The “Good Boys” producers were  reportedly made aware that someone filed a complaint, and are in the process of addressing it.

READAtlanta Charter School Faces Backlash For Second Grade Blackface Presentation

Williams has appeared in the films The Bachelors, and The Last Man on Earth

Jacob Tremblay’s R-rated comedy produced by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg is slated for release August 2019.

Ivie Ani

Ivie is a Nigerian-American, native New Yorker, and journalist covering culture. Usually on-air, on deadline, and on point. @ivieani

Published by
Ivie Ani

Recent Posts

Best Songs of The Week: ft. MIKE, Curren$y, and More

The Round-Up is Okayplayer’s weekly playlist of the best songs in the worlds of hip-hop… Read More

December 2, 2022

Mother of Shanquella Robinson Slams FBI For Delayed Charges

Salamondra Robinson, mother of the late Shanquella Robinson spoke to The Independent about the FBI's… Read More

December 2, 2022

6 New Hip-Hop & R&B Albums You Should Be Listening To (Week of December 2)

Babyface Ray, Yungeen Ace, and RINI share projects on this New Music Friday. Curren$y also… Read More

December 2, 2022

‘Moonlight,’ ‘Get Out’ & More Ranked in ‘Sight & Sound”s 100 Greatest Films of All-Time

In a new poll including 1,639 critics, Sight & Sound has ranked the 100 greatest films of… Read More

December 2, 2022

Famous Psychic Miss Cleo is Getting a Documentary; Watch the First Trailer Here

HBO Max reintroduces pay-per-call psychic reader Miss Cleo in a new documentary about her life,… Read More

December 2, 2022

First Look Friday: Atlanta Rapper Tony Shhnow Wants to Take You on a Trip

For the last First Look Friday of 2022, we talk to Tony Shhnow about relating… Read More

December 2, 2022