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‘I Take Responsibility’ campaign by Hollywood celebrities faces criticism on social media

The #ITakeResponsibility campaign featured actors like Sarah Paulson, Aaron Paul, Kristen Bell, Kesha, Justin Theroux, Debra Messing, and Julianne Moore among others

By: Trends Desk | New Delhi | Updated: June 12, 2020 1:57:21 pm
I Take Responsibility, Hollywood celebrities, anti-racism campaign, black lives matter, Hollywood anti-racism video, I Take Responsibility video, Trending news, Indian Express news The video, which was produced in black and white, had the actors taking responsibility for “every unchecked moment,” “for every unfair stereotype,” and for overlooking several racist remarks.

Many of Hollywood’s celebrities came together to talk about racism in a video titled ‘I Take Responsibility’, but are facing criticism on social media for its poor production and insincere performances.

The #ITakeResponsibility campaign was done in partnership with the National Association for the Advancement of Coloured People (NAACP). It featured actors like Sarah Paulson, Aaron Paul, Kristen Bell, Kesha, Justin Theroux, Debra Messing, Julianne Moore and others. Made in black and white, each of the actors take responsibility for “every unchecked moment,” “for every unfair stereotype,” and for overlooking racist remarks.

The campaign calls in for action and support for several organisations who fight against the oppression of coloured people.

Watch the video here:

Though the video talks about fighting racism and calling out police brutality against black people, it did not sit well with people on social media. Many criticised the actors for their less than convincing lines and their white privilege.

Take a look at some of the reactions here:

The campaign was also compared with another video from March in which celebrities sang along to the John Lennon song Imagine. The video – that was meant to spread awareness about COVID-19 – had also been criticised.

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