Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Benedict Cumberbatch Calls Black People 'Colored' On TV - Tenders Apology After Outcry

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Benedict Cumberbatch has got into some hot water after referring to black actors as “coloured” during an interview with Tavis Smiley on PBS a few days ago. The Oscar nominated actor used the phrase during a debate about the diversity problems that black British actors face in the UK compared to the US, which he argued has been more open to casting them.

“I think as far as coloured actors go, it gets really different in the UK, and a lot of my friends have had more opportunities here [in America] than in the UK, and that’s something that needs to change.”