Twitter Brilliantly Schools White Actress On Nate Parker Dilemma


I asked a question a few days ago addressed specifically to the black community. Tweets that follow r a response I just received. Plz read
— Ellen Barkin (@EllenBarkin) October 6, 2016

On Tuesday, white actress Ellen Barkin turned to Twitter to ask for help understanding the controversy about Nate Parker‘s new movie The Birth Of A Nation and his 1999 rape acquittal.
Barkin, who currently stars in TNT’s Animal Kingdom, was clear that her questions was directed only at her non-white followers, writing “Please don’t offer suggestions if ur white like me.”

I’m struggling to understand something & need help. Please don’t offer suggestions if ur white like me. We listen &/or ask…Nate Parker?
— Ellen Barkin (@EllenBarkin) October 4, 2016

Twitter user @XLNB initially responded by asking Barkin to clarify her question. But he didn’t wait long for a response before quickly covering all the bases in explaining how Parker’s 1999 case presents a dilemma for many Black viewers, especially women.

@EllenBarkin What is it about the Nate Parker situation that has you pondering?
— X (@XLNB) October 6, 2016

@EllenBarkin If it’s in terms of the significance of BOA while also looking at the rape case he was involved in during his younger years
— X (@XLNB) October 6, 2016