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Artist Recreated Famous Movie Posters With Black People In The Lead Role And We’re Here For It

Everyone would like to be represented in the media.

From LGBTQ representation to black people starring in significant roles, everyone deserves it. Yet we rarely see these representations in the media. Granted this has been changing slowly but surely over the past few years.

But it is still not at all enough. I mean, you have to admit that we rarely see a black person in a major role. They are usually side characters and sadly most often than not are portrayed as the ‘bad guy’ or the villain.

While I understand every movie needs a villain, only casting one black person in the whole movie or show and on top of that making them the villain is just too over the top.

So that is why two huge activism groups Advocacy Academy and Legally Black from Brixton in the United Kingdom decided that it was time to change that. And they did this by recreating major movie posters, and the results are amazing.

From Harry Potter to Titanic, they did everything.

Why is it that black people are so under-represented in the media?

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stay tuned! new and exciting content pending…

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Even skins got the same treatment.

We shouldn’t be surprised.

Yet here we are.

I wonder when this trend will change?

And who could forget James Bond?

I’ve been racially abused since I was 12. And we are always looking at the media and never seeing any positive representations of black people.

In big films, black characters are often playing criminals and drug dealers, and that quickly conditions people to believe that all black people are like that.

So, we decided to put black faces in the big movies, and challenge people’s perceptions and assumptions.

-Shiden Tekle

The teenagers, however, were quite surprised when Special Patrol Group decided to print the posters out.

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the amazing @thejemmar up in brixton now🌹✨

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And the posters are going viral on social media.

https://twitter.com/aaamall/status/969159344544780288

People love the idea.

https://twitter.com/ZahraDalilah1/status/969209581384667136

And it has sparked a much-needed conversation online.

Hopefully, people will pay attention to this.

And maybe just maybe, we will get to see some representation in the near future.

What about you? Do you like the posters?

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