If you’ve made a video using racial slurs in the past and become famous, chances are quite high that said video will come back to bite you. Hard. YouTuber and Teen Choice Award winner Kian Lawley has been removed from the upcoming film The Hate U Give, after a video of him using the n-word surfaced in late January, according to Deadline. A spokesperson for Twentieth Century Fox Films said in a statement, “Due to the controversy surrounding his past comments and behavior, Kian Lawley will no longer appear in The Hate U Give. The studio plans to recast the role of Chris and reshoot scenes as needed.”
The sad irony is that the film, based on the 2017 novel of the same name, is racially charged to begin with, having been directly inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement. Written by Angie Thomas, the book centers on 16-year-old Starr Carter, a young girl pulled to activism after witnessing her unarmed best friend be killed by the police. The book straddles between Starr’s poor, black neighborhood, the white prep school she goes to and her delicate balance between the two. Hate’s main star Amandla Stenberg, who plays Starr, is herself a young activist who has been vocal about injustice, diversity and racial inequality throughout her career. Lawley was set to play Starr’s boyfriend, Chris, but those scenes are now set to be scrubbed from the film.
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50 thoughts on “YouTube Star Loses Role In Film Over Past Use of the N-Word”
i mean. i still love kian.
lmao Kian Lawley wyd
Or we could not get butthurt over a word???
Wow he said that word such a long time ago and it's just now being brought up again and now he just lost a major role in a movie honestly he's changed he did learn from his mistakes he never said it again. But he will have more opportunities
Inspired by a domestic terrorist organization….
Did he say it in a hateful contex or did he just say it like joji and idubbbz
I've never used this specific word although I don't have black friends considering the fact that I live in a country of mostly whites. I never even thought that I was better than someone just because they were black and I am not against their decision of not including him in the movie BUT I do believe that if we fight for equality we shouldn't be categorising people like that. Someone said in the comments that ''it's our word and whites can't use it'' but dude, for many years black people have been fighting to stop this categorisation and you now come and talk all this shit over a word? I get it that black people have been through hell but it's about fucking time we stop doing this. We are all humans, we are all equal, delete this stupid word off of your vocabulary too if it's so offensive. I personally wouldn't want to call my friends something this bad!
why cant i find the original video??? what were the actual comments??? i hate the vagueness in all these reports. i want to see the original content.
I was touched by the air.
What does the R mean in the word Women?
This is a democratic circle jerk. This guy sucks as a person but come on what are women and black people dealing with???? You guys don’t need to score as high on tests to get into university as we do!!!!! You guys have literally every single right we do!! Fuck off blm and me too it was noble at first but now you guys are pushing to ovethrow everything for absurd reasons you politically correct cunts
Fuck this movie
Idubbz is fucked
This girl always look like a scrumchus snake 😵👅👅👅💦
This is fucked up.
And this book is a masterpiece no need for racist in the film
Fuck his coward racist bitch ass
why do white people continue to do this to themselves? lmao
if he was black it would be different
NIGGA…… nobody even knows who this NIGGA is
Come back to COLLIDER!!
Whats up with all these weak ass YouTuber white guys saying the N word? This dude, Pewdiepie, and others…it’s like why? Why is it so hard not to say it, especially on camera for everyone to hear ?
Honestly that is kinda unfair (I’m black btw)
Fuck that dude💯🖕
who even is this guy
Fuck black lives matter
Let me get this fake ass apology in so I can get that next role.
all white people shouldn’t have jobs then
Who tf is this person
T.H.U.G L.I.F.E = THE HATE YOU GAVE LITTLE INFANTS FUCKS EVERYBODY.
FOR THOSE WHO DIDN'T KNOW THEY STOLE THIS FROM 2PAC. AND I BET YOU THEY DIDN'T PAY HIS ESTATE A FUCKING DIME EITHER.
here we go again I'M A VICTIM, I'M A VICTIM, The internet is telling us ALL to have the same opinion or you're out or you losing your job,
wow fox films of all things💀
LOL! This is great! #KARMA
I'm black…and don't to much like white ppl Lol. But freedom of speech is freedom of speech.
I only follow Youtube star Keemstar…whom as far as I know has never said the N word =)
complex only uses clickbait on twitter
Never heard of him. NEXT.
id use the d word w natasha tho
He was in my class in High School lol
No dumbass youtube kid should say that. But Natasha you can call me whatever you like. Dm me
WHAT VIDEO DID HE SAY IT IN!
"T.H.U.G. L.I.F.E. : The Hate U Gave Little Infants Fuck Everyone"-Tupac
They should cast Pewdiepie
Black people Say the N word all the time! NOBODY SHOULD SAY IT!
This is so dumb
This would be so much simpler if black people didn’t say the n word also.