We all know that “Snoop” from the wire (Felicia Pearson) was arrested the other day on heroin distribution charges along with 64 other people over in B-More.
But the real news comes from her Hollywood supporters who blame her alleged bad decision making on the lack of roles for Black actors in Hollywood. David Simon, who created the popular series said and I quote:
“And whatever good fortune came from her role in The Wire seems, in retrospect, limited to that project. She worked hard as an actor and was entirely professional, but the entertainment industry as a whole does not offer a great many roles for those who can portray people from the other America. There are, in fact, relatively few stories told about the other America.”
I’ve never heard this argument before…yea.yeah, we have ALWAYS griped about the lack of roles in Hollywood for Black actors…and yes we complain about the drugs in our neighborhoods…but correlating the two? Sounds like some boolshyt to me.
Can you imagine? “Damn! I can’t get this role in Spike Lee’s new joint…I gotta go sell this heroine cause I don’t know what else to do“…or… “Those casting agents only want to cast me as a drug dealer..oh well..let me go sell these drugs in my community on the other side of the country far, far away from Hollywood“.
This is “white guilt” gone too far…sorry son…there is no excuse for this shyt if it is true. He sounds like a f*cking dummy. Dude shut your mouth and go create some roles for Black people or “the other America” as you call it.
Snoop’s PR people are saying she feels was targeted because she “played” a dealer on the The Wire and she should be presumed innocent until guilty. They also mention (contrary to the statement made by her former boss) that she was working on 3 different film projects when she was arrested and hopes to return to the set soon.