Harry Belafonte: Jay-Z and Beyonce Have ‘Turned Their Backs on Social Responsibility’
In an interview with the Hollywood Reporter, activist and showbiz legend Harry Belafonte took today’s crop of minorities in Hollywood to task for ‘turning their backs on social responsibility.’
He specifically aimed his comments at Jay-Z and Beyonce, whom Forbes Magazine just recently named the highest-earning couple in Hollywood.
Together, Jay and Bey earned a whopping $78 million in 2011 alone.
“THR: Back to the occasion of the award for your acting career. Are you happy with the image of members of minorities in Hollywood today?
Belafonte: Not at all. They have not told the history of our people, nothing of who we are. We are still looking. We are not determinated. We are not driven by some technology that says you can kill Afghans, the Iraqis or the Spanish. It is all — excuse my French — shit. It is sad. And I think one of the great abuses of this modern time is that we should have had such high-profile artists, powerful celebrities. But they have turned their back on social responsibility. That goes for Jay-Z and Beyonce, for example. Give me Bruce Springsteen, and now you’re talking. I really think he is black.”
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