NAACP President Says ‘Green Book’ Is a ‘Missed Opportunity’ With a ‘False Storyline’

Derrick Johnson, the president of the NAACP, said that the Best Picture-nominated “Green Book” was a “missed opportunity” to portray the nuances of an African American character like Dr. Don Shirley. Johnson also said that the film relied on a “negative stereotype” and a “false storyline.”

Johnson spoke with TheWrap during the Television Critics Association press tour. And while he praised Mahershala Ali’s performance as Don Shirley, he said that director Peter Farrelly’s...

What feeling does this article give you?
Joy
Disgust
Fear
Anger
Sadness

#hashtags to follow:

Derrick Johnson [+]    NAACP [+]    Best Picture [+]    Green Book [+]    African American [+]    Don Shirley [+]    Johnson [+]    TheWrap [+]    Television Critics Association [+]    Mahershala Ali [+]    Peter Farrelly [+]   

More #news: