THE ACOLYTE Star Amandla Stenberg Releases Song In Response To Racist Backlash

THE ACOLYTE Star Amandla Stenberg Releases Song In Response To Racist Backlash

Multi-talented The Acolyte star Amandla Stenberg has responded to the increasingly racist backlash she's been on the receiving end of by releasing a new music video...

By MarkCassidy - Jun 20, 2024 01:06 PM EST
Filed Under: Star Wars
Source: Via SFF Gazette

There have always been toxic elements to every fandom, but over the past few years, we have seen an increase in targetted online abuse, with many "fans" taking their criticism way too far by spewing bile at the people involved with the movies and TV shows they claim to love.

Star Wars has been hit particularly hard, with the perception that Disney is pushing a "woke agenda" by shifting focus to Black, female, and LGBTQ+ characters in their projects leading to some shockingly hateful backlash.

As a gay Black woman, The Acolyte star Amandla Stenberg has found herself in the firing line since before the show even aired, but the harassment escalated when an out-of-context clip of the actress saying "white people crying was the goal" on a 2018 talk show did the rounds last week.

Now, Stenberg has released a new music video in response.

"Happy Juneteenth 🖤," she captioned her post. "And to those who are flooding me with intolerable racism— since it took me 72 hours on my laptop to make this song and video, u got 72 hours to respond. and I expect choreo!!"

Have a look at the video at the link below, and let us know what you think in the comments section.

In The Acolyte, an investigation into a shocking crime spree pits a respected Jedi Master (Lee Jung-jae) against a dangerous warrior from his past (Amandla Stenberg). As more clues emerge, they travel down a dark path where sinister forces reveal all is not what it seems.

 The series stars Amandla Stenberg, Lee Jung-jae, Manny Jacinto, Dafne Keen, Charlie Barnett, Jodie Turner-Smith, Rebecca Henderson, Dean-Charles Chapman, Joonas Suotamo, and Carrie-Anne Moss.

Leslye Headland created the series, based on Star Wars by George Lucas, and serves as an executive producer along with Kathleen Kennedy, Simon Emanuel, Jeff F. King and Jason Micallef. Charmaine DeGraté and Kor Adana are the co-executive producers. Rayne Roberts, Damian Anderson, Eileen Shim and Rob Bredow are the producers.

Headland also directed the premiere episodes (Eps. 101 & 102). Directors Kogonada (Eps. 103 & 107), Alex Garcia Lopez (Eps. 104 & 105) and Hanelle Culpepper (Eps. 106 & 108) round out the directing duties on the series.

"I really wanted to tell a story about the Sith," showrunner Headland told EW in a recent interview. "That was kind of my dream Star Wars idea. But it felt like the time period to do that in would be something pre-Phantom Menace. That seemed to be the most interesting trajectory for the Sith: How did the Sith go from the Rule of Two and being quote-unquote 'extinct' to Palpatine coming into power without the Jedi knowing about it?"

Award-winning composer Michael Abels, known for his work on Get Out and Us, scored The Acolyte.

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grif - 6/20/2024, 1:09 PM

lol this is shit
Malatrova15 - 6/20/2024, 1:13 PM
@grif - is not lol
HermanM - 6/20/2024, 1:10 PM
Lmao. Now we know she can't sing or act
UniqNo - 6/20/2024, 1:34 PM
@HermanM - Yeah, this shit corny. 🌽🌽🌽

Disney need to re evaluate for 2025.
WEAPONXOXOXO - 6/20/2024, 1:10 PM
Sounds like someone needs attention. LOL!
Malatrova15 - 6/20/2024, 1:13 PM
@WEAPONXOXOXO - i know...but you get it, im here buddy
Nomis929 - 6/20/2024, 1:11 PM

And all we did was have our traditional barbecue.

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mountainman - 6/20/2024, 1:40 PM
@Nomis929 - Just don’t out cheese on raw meat like Chuck Schumer did in his fake photo op.
Nomis929 - 6/20/2024, 1:44 PM
@mountainman - LOL! Thanks, I'll keep that in mind.
Ryguy88 - 6/20/2024, 1:48 PM
@mountainman - User Comment Image
McMurdo - 6/20/2024, 4:14 PM
@Ryguy88 - hahaha
CloakDagger - 6/21/2024, 1:53 AM
@Ryguy88 - is that human meat burger from g*za...??
Ryguy88 - 6/21/2024, 7:55 AM
@CloakDagger - I wouldnt put it past ol' chucky
Batmangina - 6/20/2024, 1:11 PM
This is [frick]ing awesome! Hey kids, let's put on a show!!

This is such a full color dayglo abortion, I can barely contain my joy - Black Gay Doctor WHO is trying to out shitty this one and they're neck and neck!! 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣
Vigor - 6/20/2024, 1:12 PM
Lol song has a childish Gambino type of vibe
UniqNo - 6/20/2024, 1:38 PM
@Vigor - Na, at least his shit got some class with that ass.

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UniqNo - 6/20/2024, 1:40 PM
@Vigor - No Diddy!

Malatrova15 - 6/20/2024, 1:12 PM
She is awesome i will watch this show whit my stepson
DarthAlgar - 6/20/2024, 3:41 PM
@Malatrova15 - Uh-huh.
Malatrova15 - 6/20/2024, 3:48 PM
@DarthAlgar - ok is more like my wife son but he also likes buttplugs and anime so
DarthAlgar - 6/20/2024, 3:56 PM
@Malatrova15 - Groomers will be groomers.
Malatrova15 - 6/20/2024, 4:21 PM
@DarthAlgar - fuc me right!!? Haha give me five bro! 👊respect
grouch - 6/20/2024, 7:50 PM
@Malatrova15 - are you going to turn your stepson into your stepdaughter to follow in the footsteps of hunter.
grouch - 6/20/2024, 7:51 PM
@Malatrova15 - homelander [frick]ed your wife and you wanna raise the brat?
Malatrova15 - 6/20/2024, 8:01 PM
@grouch - i mean...dont mind if i do 👌 maybe teach to make daddy feel the nice tingles while at it
clintthahamster - 6/20/2024, 1:12 PM
As a fan of the Acolyte and a supporter of the creative folks involved . . . girl, no.
FireandBlood - 6/20/2024, 2:05 PM
@clintthahamster - Yeah, this really wasn’t it.
Spoken - 6/20/2024, 1:13 PM
Celebrities do the "cringiest and silliest" shit ever lol. Reminds me during the lockdown where Gal Gadot JUST HAD TO DO THIS...
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