John Ridley

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John Ridley said : “The feelings that I felt when I read the short story, they stayed with me every step of the way, year after year as I tried to get the story made. It was about love and the most fundamental human emotions. What I really appreciated was that I got to put this film together with a BiPOC cast. This enables us to say that all these feelings aren’t just there for the prevailing culture, it’s there for all of us,” “Mr. Silverberg’s short story was impactful, and I didn’t want to go far from that. If something works, why change it. I sometimes think in Hollywood there is a bit of arrogance. They’ll say, ‘that is a good departure point, but I’m going to make it better.’ This story was impactful. All I could do to make it better was fill it with a cast like I had; Leslie, Cynthia, Freida, Orlando, Jaden Wong. They are just an amazing group of individuals. I think they all bought into the same thing – it’s a big idea in a very intimate film. How can we make it as intimate as possible while still making it as impactful as we possibly can” External link

eurweb Monday, October 11, 2021 3:31:00 PM EAT

John Ridley added ( about Shirley Chisholm ) : "Regina's passion for bringing a complete and very human portrait of Shirley to life has been evident since literally the day we first met. I'm very thankful to both Regina and Reina trusting me to partner in telling the story of this truly remarkable individual" External link

contactmusic Wednesday, May 12, 2021 5:19:00 PM EAT

John Ridley said : “The great thing is there is nothing but possibilities,” External link

WashingtonPost Friday, March 26, 2021 8:44:00 PM EAT

John Ridley said : “I remember how challenging it was to find resources to complete the creative projects I wanted to complete,” External link

eurweb Friday, March 5, 2021 4:12:00 PM EAT

John Ridley added : “Artists help us reflect on our common human experiences be they hopeful, confusing, inspiring or painful,” “At this time in particular, we need individuals who can help us make sense of the times we live in and help us understand life and each other a little bit better” External link

eurweb Friday, March 5, 2021 4:12:00 PM EAT

John Ridley added ( about Shirley Chisholm ) : "Regina's passion for bringing a complete and very human portrait of Shirley to life has been evident since literally the day we first met. I'm very thankful to both Regina and Reina trusting me to partner in telling the story of this truly remarkable individual" External link

contactmusic Thursday, February 18, 2021 1:49:00 PM EAT

John Ridley said : “Regina’s passion for bringing a complete and very human portrait of Shirley to life has been evident since literally the day we first met. I’m very thankful to both Regina and Reina trusting me to partner in telling the story of this truly remarkable individual,” External link

thegrio Thursday, February 18, 2021 3:06:00 AM EAT

John Ridley said ( about Shirley Chisholm ) : "Regina's passion for bringing a complete and very human portrait of Shirley to life has been evident since literally the day we first met," External link

upi Wednesday, February 17, 2021 10:40:00 PM EAT

John Ridley said ( about Jeff Pierce ) : “There were many characters that I wanted to try to include. For example, in the first issue, Mari McCabe, Vixen, I did not see the story as having her own story. But there was no way that you could not have Vixen in this series, that her appearances were not just a one and done. There was an arc to it. That is Jefferson Pierce being myopic and underestimating her. I thought that was really important that it wasn’t just characters of color railing against the prevailing culture all the time. Jefferson is a black man of a certain age, with a certain concept of Mari, what she could do and what she couldn’t do. And the next thing, she’s working with Superman. She’s big-time,” External link

eurweb Thursday, December 10, 2020 9:05:00 PM EAT

John Ridley stated ( about Jeff Pierce ) : “Here’s Black Lightning giving a version of an oral history, saying ‘Yeah, I remember that moment too,’ But it may be a little bit different than an individual would contextualize it, different readers,” “But also what’s interesting about the series for me is that we also revisit moments from other characters that have a shared moment and may remember it completely differently than Jefferson Pierce did or feel differently about it or feel differently about Jeff Pierce. About, you know, why are you always this way. So for me, more than anything, it was trying to treat these stories as an oral history and getting the reaction that you have” External link

eurweb Thursday, December 10, 2020 9:05:00 PM EAT

John Ridley added : “My dad was in the Air Force. They were all about service. And yet, there were moments where they were treated as just black people. But when we hear stories from people, when people share stories, if you have an ounce of empathy in you, you can hear that pain, that joy, that heartache, heartbreak. The inspiration that comes from an individual. Those stories, again, if you have the slightest ounce of empathy in you, the slightest capacity to see yourself in others, those stories mean much more,” “We definitely could’ve done the other history of the DC universe where it was just about big action moment and here’s Black Lightning just being a hero. Those are great stories because all of these folks are heroes in these stories. But I wanted to try to treat them as though you were listening to your uncle, your brother, your aunt, your sister, your cousin tell these stories in their own voices with their own perspectives and make them in some ways oral histories and so that it wasn’t just about these, a series of giant moments. But these were lives that were being shared. These were perspectives that were being shared” External link

eurweb Thursday, December 10, 2020 9:05:00 PM EAT

John Ridley stated ( about Jeff Pierce ) : “Here’s Black Lightning giving a version of an oral history, saying ‘Yeah, I remember that moment too,’ But it may be a little bit different than an individual would contextualize it, different readers,” “But also what’s interesting about the series for me is that we also revisit moments from other characters that have a shared moment and may remember it completely differently than Jefferson Pierce did or feel differently about it or feel differently about Jeff Pierce. About, you know, why are you always this way. So for me, more than anything, it was trying to treat these stories as an oral history and getting the reaction that you have” External link

eurweb Thursday, December 3, 2020 2:18:00 AM EAT

John Ridley added : “My dad was in the Air Force. They were all about service. And yet, there were moments where they were treated as just black people. But when we hear stories from people, when people share stories, if you have an ounce of empathy in you, you can hear that pain, that joy, that heartache, heartbreak. The inspiration that comes from an individual. Those stories, again, if you have the slightest ounce of empathy in you, the slightest capacity to see yourself in others, those stories mean much more,” “We definitely could’ve done the other history of the DC universe where it was just about big action moment and here’s Black Lightning just being a hero. Those are great stories because all of these folks are heroes in these stories. But I wanted to try to treat them as though you were listening to your uncle, your brother, your aunt, your sister, your cousin tell these stories in their own voices with their own perspectives and make them in some ways oral histories and so that it wasn’t just about these, a series of giant moments. But these were lives that were being shared. These were perspectives that were being shared” External link

eurweb Thursday, December 3, 2020 2:18:00 AM EAT

John Ridley said ( about Jeff Pierce ) : “There were many characters that I wanted to try to include. For example, in the first issue, Mari McCabe, Vixen, I did not see the story as having her own story. But there was no way that you could not have Vixen in this series, that her appearances were not just a one and done. There was an arc to it. That is Jefferson Pierce being myopic and underestimating her. I thought that was really important that it wasn’t just characters of color railing against the prevailing culture all the time. Jefferson is a black man of a certain age, with a certain concept of Mari, what she could do and what she couldn’t do. And the next thing, she’s working with Superman. She’s big-time,” External link

eurweb Thursday, December 3, 2020 2:18:00 AM EAT

John Ridley explained : “With Tatsu Yamashiro (Katana), I remember in the ’80s, when America was at its height of anti-Japanese xenophobia. What’s it like for a Japanese national coming to America in the ’80s,” External link

eurweb Thursday, December 3, 2020 2:18:00 AM EAT

John Ridley told : “I just thought it was really important to try to bookend this series with a father and daughter. And there are things that you will see in Anissa’s story that goes back in common with what you have seen or read in the very first issue. And again, Jefferson pierce as a human being and things that she has missed, things that he deals with as a man of a certain age. And some of them positive, some of them, I wouldn’t say slightly negative, but certainly representative of a myopia that we see in the black community,” External link

eurweb Thursday, December 3, 2020 2:18:00 AM EAT

John Ridley stated ( about Jeff Pierce ) : “Here’s Black Lightning giving a version of an oral history, saying ‘Yeah, I remember that moment too,’ But it may be a little bit different than an individual would contextualize it, different readers,” “But also what’s interesting about the series for me is that we also revisit moments from other characters that have a shared moment and may remember it completely differently than Jefferson Pierce did or feel differently about it or feel differently about Jeff Pierce. About, you know, why are you always this way. So for me, more than anything, it was trying to treat these stories as an oral history and getting the reaction that you have” External link

eurweb Wednesday, December 2, 2020 7:02:00 AM EAT

John Ridley added : “My dad was in the Air Force. They were all about service. And yet, there were moments where they were treated as just black people. But when we hear stories from people, when people share stories, if you have an ounce of empathy in you, you can hear that pain, that joy, that heartache, heartbreak. The inspiration that comes from an individual. Those stories, again, if you have the slightest ounce of empathy in you, the slightest capacity to see yourself in others, those stories mean much more,” “We definitely could’ve done the other history of the DC universe where it was just about big action moment and here’s Black Lightning just being a hero. Those are great stories because all of these folks are heroes in these stories. But I wanted to try to treat them as though you were listening to your uncle, your brother, your aunt, your sister, your cousin tell these stories in their own voices with their own perspectives and make them in some ways oral histories and so that it wasn’t just about these, a series of giant moments. But these were lives that were being shared. These were perspectives that were being shared” External link

eurweb Wednesday, December 2, 2020 7:02:00 AM EAT

John Ridley said ( about Jeff Pierce ) : “There were many characters that I wanted to try to include. For example, in the first issue, Mari McCabe, Vixen, I did not see the story as having her own story. But there was no way that you could not have Vixen in this series, that her appearances were not just a one and done. There was an arc to it. That is Jefferson Pierce being myopic and underestimating her. I thought that was really important that it wasn’t just characters of color railing against the prevailing culture all the time. Jefferson is a black man of a certain age, with a certain concept of Mari, what she could do and what she couldn’t do. And the next thing, she’s working with Superman. She’s big-time,” External link

eurweb Wednesday, December 2, 2020 7:02:00 AM EAT

John Ridley explained : “With Tatsu Yamashiro (Katana), I remember in the ’80s, when America was at its height of anti-Japanese xenophobia. What’s it like for a Japanese national coming to America in the ’80s,” External link

eurweb Wednesday, December 2, 2020 7:02:00 AM EAT

John Ridley told : “I just thought it was really important to try to bookend this series with a father and daughter. And there are things that you will see in Anissa’s story that goes back in common with what you have seen or read in the very first issue. And again, Jefferson pierce as a human being and things that she has missed, things that he deals with as a man of a certain age. And some of them positive, some of them, I wouldn’t say slightly negative, but certainly representative of a myopia that we see in the black community,” External link

eurweb Wednesday, December 2, 2020 7:02:00 AM EAT

John Ridley said : "This is less about changing the DC Universe. It's really about embracing the DC Universe -- embracing these characters," External link

upi Monday, November 23, 2020 11:16:00 AM EAT

John Ridley said : "These are stories of hope. This is not about victimization. This is not railing against the prevailing culture," External link

upi Monday, November 23, 2020 11:16:00 AM EAT

John Ridley said : "It starts with the hiring. It starts with bringing in creators who are a little bit closer to the material in some ways. Also, remembering that if you are a Latinx, they, queer person, you can still write Superman," External link

upi Monday, November 23, 2020 11:16:00 AM EAT

John Ridley told : “This is a family that has secrets, has kept secrets from one another. It’s a little bit different dynamic than the Batman that we’ve always seen,” External link

foxnews Monday, August 24, 2020 8:51:00 PM EAT

John Ridley wrote : "I know taking down a film — particularly a classic Hollywood film — seems like a big request," External link

wcnc Thursday, June 25, 2020 6:43:00 AM EAT

John Ridley wrote : "I know taking down a film — particularly a classic Hollywood film — seems like a big request," External link

wtsp Thursday, June 25, 2020 6:41:00 AM EAT

John Ridley wrote : "I know taking down a film — particularly a classic Hollywood film — seems like a big request," External link

wusa9 Thursday, June 25, 2020 6:36:00 AM EAT

John Ridley wrote : "I know taking down a film — particularly a classic Hollywood film — seems like a big request," External link

kgw Thursday, June 25, 2020 6:33:00 AM EAT

John Ridley wrote : "I know taking down a film — particularly a classic Hollywood film — seems like a big request," External link

khou Thursday, June 25, 2020 6:24:00 AM EAT

John Ridley wrote : "I know taking down a film — particularly a classic Hollywood film — seems like a big request," External link

12newsnow Thursday, June 25, 2020 6:08:00 AM EAT

John Ridley wrote : "I know taking down a film — particularly a classic Hollywood film — seems like a big request," External link

newswest9 Thursday, June 25, 2020 6:03:00 AM EAT

John Ridley wrote : "I know taking down a film — particularly a classic Hollywood film — seems like a big request," External link

12news Thursday, June 25, 2020 5:58:00 AM EAT

John Ridley wrote : "I know taking down a film — particularly a classic Hollywood film — seems like a big request," External link

13newsnow Thursday, June 25, 2020 5:57:00 AM EAT

John Ridley wrote : "I know taking down a film — particularly a classic Hollywood film — seems like a big request," External link

firstcoastnews Thursday, June 25, 2020 5:55:00 AM EAT

John Ridley wrote : "I know taking down a film — particularly a classic Hollywood film — seems like a big request," External link

12newsnow Thursday, June 25, 2020 5:21:00 AM EAT

John Ridley wrote : "I know taking down a film — particularly a classic Hollywood film — seems like a big request," External link

krem Thursday, June 25, 2020 5:09:00 AM EAT

John Ridley wrote : "I know taking down a film — particularly a classic Hollywood film — seems like a big request," External link

kgw Thursday, June 25, 2020 5:03:00 AM EAT

John Ridley wrote : "I know taking down a film — particularly a classic Hollywood film — seems like a big request," External link

newswest9 Thursday, June 25, 2020 5:02:00 AM EAT

John Ridley wrote : "I know taking down a film — particularly a classic Hollywood film — seems like a big request," External link

wusa9 Thursday, June 25, 2020 5:00:00 AM EAT

John Ridley wrote : "I know taking down a film — particularly a classic Hollywood film — seems like a big request," External link

khou Thursday, June 25, 2020 4:48:00 AM EAT

John Ridley said : “It’s painful and it’s infuriating. But at the same time, I wouldn’t sit and say, ‘OK, you can never use that word.'” External link

irishexaminer Saturday, June 13, 2020 10:11:00 AM EAT

John Ridley said : “It’s painful and it’s infuriating. But at the same time, I wouldn’t sit and say, ‘OK, you can never use that word.'” External link

irishexaminer Saturday, June 13, 2020 10:11:00 AM EAT

John Ridley said : “It’s painful and it’s infuriating. But at the same time, I wouldn’t sit and say, ‘OK, you can never use that word.’” External link

thecourier Saturday, June 13, 2020 6:28:00 AM EAT

John Ridley said : “It’s painful and it’s infuriating. But at the same time, I wouldn’t sit and say, ‘OK, you can never use that word.’” External link

thecourier Saturday, June 13, 2020 6:28:00 AM EAT

John Ridley said ( about Spider Man ) : “This isn’t history, this is historical fiction. It’s no more true than science fiction. Just because Spider-Man takes place in New York doesn’t make it real” External link

thecourier Saturday, June 13, 2020 6:28:00 AM EAT

John Ridley said : “It’s painful and it’s infuriating. But at the same time, I wouldn’t sit and say, ‘OK, you can never use that word.’” External link

pressandjournal Saturday, June 13, 2020 5:27:00 AM EAT

John Ridley said : “It’s painful and it’s infuriating. But at the same time, I wouldn’t sit and say, ‘OK, you can never use that word.’” External link

pressandjournal Saturday, June 13, 2020 5:27:00 AM EAT

John Ridley said ( about Spider Man ) : “This isn’t history, this is historical fiction. It’s no more true than science fiction. Just because Spider-Man takes place in New York doesn’t make it real” External link

pressandjournal Saturday, June 13, 2020 5:27:00 AM EAT

John Ridley wrote : “It is a film that, as part of the narrative of the ‘Lost Cause,’ romanticizes the Confederacy in a way that continues to give legitimacy to the notion that the secessionist movement was something more, or better, or more noble than what it was — a bloody insurrection to maintain the ‘right’ to own, sell and buy human beings,” External link

WashingtonPost Thursday, June 11, 2020 3:05:00 PM EAT

John Ridley wrote : “It is a film that, as part of the narrative of the ‘Lost Cause,’ romanticizes the Confederacy in a way that continues to give legitimacy to the notion that the secessionist movement was something more, or better, or more noble than what it was — a bloody insurrection to maintain the ‘right’ to own, sell and buy human beings,” External link

WashingtonPost Thursday, June 11, 2020 6:19:00 AM EAT

John Ridley wrote : “It is a film that, as part of the narrative of the ‘Lost Cause,’ romanticizes the Confederacy in a way that continues to give legitimacy to the notion that the secessionist movement was something more, or better, or more noble than what it was — a bloody insurrection to maintain the ‘right’ to own, sell and buy human beings,” External link

WashingtonPost Thursday, June 11, 2020 5:43:00 AM EAT

John Ridley added : “At a moment when we are all considering what more we can do to fight bigotry and intolerance, I would ask that all content providers look at their libraries and make a good-faith effort to separate programming that might be lacking in its representation from that which is blatant in its demonisation” External link

amren Wednesday, June 10, 2020 7:49:00 PM EAT

John Ridley wrote : "It is a film that glorifies the antebellum south. It is a film that, when it is not ignoring the horrors of slavery, pauses only to perpetuate some of the most painful stereotypes of people of color," "The movie had the very best talents in Hollywood at that time working together to sentimentalize a history that never was" External link

wrcbtv Wednesday, June 10, 2020 7:10:00 PM EAT

John Ridley wrote : "Let me be real clear: I don't believe in censorship," "I would just ask, after a respectful amount of time has passed, that the film be re-introduced to the HBO Max platform along with other films that give a more broad-based and complete picture of what slavery and the Confederacy truly were" External link

wrcbtv Wednesday, June 10, 2020 7:10:00 PM EAT

John Ridley wrote : “As a filmmaker I get that movies are often snapshots of moments in history,” External link

dailynews Wednesday, June 10, 2020 7:03:00 PM EAT

John Ridley wrote : "It is a film that glorifies the antebellum south. It is a film that, when it is not ignoring the horrors of slavery, pauses only to perpetuate some of the most painful stereotypes of people of color," External link

wmur Wednesday, June 10, 2020 6:57:00 PM EAT

John Ridley wrote : "Let me be real clear: I don't believe in censorship," External link

wmur Wednesday, June 10, 2020 6:57:00 PM EAT

John Ridley added : "I would just ask, after a respectful amount of time has passed, that the film be re-introduced to the HBO Max platform along with other films that give a more broad-based and complete picture of what slavery and the Confederacy truly were." External link

wmur Wednesday, June 10, 2020 6:57:00 PM EAT

John Ridley wrote : "It is a film that glorifies the antebellum south. It is a film that, when it is not ignoring the horrors of slavery, pauses only to perpetuate some of the most painful stereotypes of people of color," "The movie had the very best talents in Hollywood at that time working together to sentimentalize a history that never was" External link

wmur Wednesday, June 10, 2020 6:57:00 PM EAT

John Ridley wrote : "Let me be real clear: I don't believe in censorship," "I would just ask, after a respectful amount of time has passed, that the film be re-introduced to the HBO Max platform along with other films that give a more broad-based and complete picture of what slavery and the Confederacy truly were" External link

wmur Wednesday, June 10, 2020 6:57:00 PM EAT

John Ridley wrote : “It is a film that glorifies the antebellum south. It is a film that, when it is not ignoring the horrors of slavery, pauses only to perpetuate some of the most painful stereotypes of people of color,” “The movie had the very best talents in Hollywood at that time working together to sentimentalize a history that never was” External link

eastidahonews Wednesday, June 10, 2020 6:55:00 PM EAT

John Ridley wrote : “Let me be real clear: I don’t believe in censorship,” “I would just ask, after a respectful amount of time has passed, that the film be re-introduced to the HBO Max platform along with other films that give a more broad-based and complete picture of what slavery and the Confederacy truly were” External link

eastidahonews Wednesday, June 10, 2020 6:55:00 PM EAT

John Ridley wrote : “As a filmmaker I get that movies are often snapshots of moments in history,” External link

whittierdailynews Wednesday, June 10, 2020 6:52:00 PM EAT

John Ridley wrote : "It is a film that glorifies the antebellum south. It is a film that, when it is not ignoring the horrors of slavery, pauses only to perpetuate some of the most painful stereotypes of people of color," External link

wesh Wednesday, June 10, 2020 6:37:00 PM EAT

John Ridley wrote : "Let me be real clear: I don't believe in censorship," External link

wesh Wednesday, June 10, 2020 6:37:00 PM EAT

John Ridley added : "I would just ask, after a respectful amount of time has passed, that the film be re-introduced to the HBO Max platform along with other films that give a more broad-based and complete picture of what slavery and the Confederacy truly were." External link

wesh Wednesday, June 10, 2020 6:37:00 PM EAT

John Ridley wrote : "It is a film that glorifies the antebellum south. It is a film that, when it is not ignoring the horrors of slavery, pauses only to perpetuate some of the most painful stereotypes of people of color," "The movie had the very best talents in Hollywood at that time working together to sentimentalize a history that never was" External link

wesh Wednesday, June 10, 2020 6:37:00 PM EAT

John Ridley wrote : "Let me be real clear: I don't believe in censorship," "I would just ask, after a respectful amount of time has passed, that the film be re-introduced to the HBO Max platform along with other films that give a more broad-based and complete picture of what slavery and the Confederacy truly were" External link

wesh Wednesday, June 10, 2020 6:37:00 PM EAT

John Ridley wrote : "It is a film that glorifies the antebellum south. It is a film that, when it is not ignoring the horrors of slavery, pauses only to perpetuate some of the most painful stereotypes of people of color," External link

Koat Wednesday, June 10, 2020 6:31:00 PM EAT

John Ridley wrote : "Let me be real clear: I don't believe in censorship," External link

Koat Wednesday, June 10, 2020 6:31:00 PM EAT

John Ridley added : "I would just ask, after a respectful amount of time has passed, that the film be re-introduced to the HBO Max platform along with other films that give a more broad-based and complete picture of what slavery and the Confederacy truly were." External link

Koat Wednesday, June 10, 2020 6:31:00 PM EAT

John Ridley wrote : "It is a film that glorifies the antebellum south. It is a film that, when it is not ignoring the horrors of slavery, pauses only to perpetuate some of the most painful stereotypes of people of color," "The movie had the very best talents in Hollywood at that time working together to sentimentalize a history that never was" External link

Koat Wednesday, June 10, 2020 6:31:00 PM EAT

John Ridley wrote : "Let me be real clear: I don't believe in censorship," "I would just ask, after a respectful amount of time has passed, that the film be re-introduced to the HBO Max platform along with other films that give a more broad-based and complete picture of what slavery and the Confederacy truly were" External link

Koat Wednesday, June 10, 2020 6:31:00 PM EAT

John Ridley wrote : "The movie had the very best talents in Hollywood at that time working together to sentimentalize a history that never was," External link

npr Wednesday, June 10, 2020 6:30:00 PM EAT

John Ridley wrote : "It is a film that glorifies the antebellum south. It is a film that, when it is not ignoring the horrors of slavery, pauses only to perpetuate some of the most painful stereotypes of people of color," External link

wyff4 Wednesday, June 10, 2020 6:26:00 PM EAT

John Ridley wrote : "Let me be real clear: I don't believe in censorship," External link

wyff4 Wednesday, June 10, 2020 6:26:00 PM EAT

John Ridley added : "I would just ask, after a respectful amount of time has passed, that the film be re-introduced to the HBO Max platform along with other films that give a more broad-based and complete picture of what slavery and the Confederacy truly were." External link

wyff4 Wednesday, June 10, 2020 6:26:00 PM EAT

John Ridley wrote : "It is a film that glorifies the antebellum south. It is a film that, when it is not ignoring the horrors of slavery, pauses only to perpetuate some of the most painful stereotypes of people of color," "The movie had the very best talents in Hollywood at that time working together to sentimentalize a history that never was" External link

wyff4 Wednesday, June 10, 2020 6:26:00 PM EAT

John Ridley wrote : "Let me be real clear: I don't believe in censorship," "I would just ask, after a respectful amount of time has passed, that the film be re-introduced to the HBO Max platform along with other films that give a more broad-based and complete picture of what slavery and the Confederacy truly were" External link

wyff4 Wednesday, June 10, 2020 6:26:00 PM EAT

John Ridley wrote : "It is a film that glorifies the antebellum south. It is a film that, when it is not ignoring the horrors of slavery, pauses only to perpetuate some of the most painful stereotypes of people of color," External link

wlwt Wednesday, June 10, 2020 6:21:00 PM EAT

John Ridley wrote : "Let me be real clear: I don't believe in censorship," External link

wlwt Wednesday, June 10, 2020 6:21:00 PM EAT

John Ridley added : "I would just ask, after a respectful amount of time has passed, that the film be re-introduced to the HBO Max platform along with other films that give a more broad-based and complete picture of what slavery and the Confederacy truly were." External link

wlwt Wednesday, June 10, 2020 6:21:00 PM EAT

John Ridley wrote : "It is a film that glorifies the antebellum south. It is a film that, when it is not ignoring the horrors of slavery, pauses only to perpetuate some of the most painful stereotypes of people of color," "The movie had the very best talents in Hollywood at that time working together to sentimentalize a history that never was" External link

wlwt Wednesday, June 10, 2020 6:21:00 PM EAT

John Ridley wrote : "Let me be real clear: I don't believe in censorship," "I would just ask, after a respectful amount of time has passed, that the film be re-introduced to the HBO Max platform along with other films that give a more broad-based and complete picture of what slavery and the Confederacy truly were" External link

wlwt Wednesday, June 10, 2020 6:21:00 PM EAT

John Ridley wrote : "It is a film that glorifies the antebellum south. It is a film that, when it is not ignoring the horrors of slavery, pauses only to perpetuate some of the most painful stereotypes of people of color," External link

wcvb Wednesday, June 10, 2020 6:10:00 PM EAT

John Ridley wrote : "Let me be real clear: I don't believe in censorship," External link

wcvb Wednesday, June 10, 2020 6:10:00 PM EAT

John Ridley added : "I would just ask, after a respectful amount of time has passed, that the film be re-introduced to the HBO Max platform along with other films that give a more broad-based and complete picture of what slavery and the Confederacy truly were." External link

wcvb Wednesday, June 10, 2020 6:10:00 PM EAT

John Ridley wrote : "It is a film that glorifies the antebellum south. It is a film that, when it is not ignoring the horrors of slavery, pauses only to perpetuate some of the most painful stereotypes of people of color," "The movie had the very best talents in Hollywood at that time working together to sentimentalize a history that never was" External link

wcvb Wednesday, June 10, 2020 6:10:00 PM EAT

John Ridley wrote : "Let me be real clear: I don't believe in censorship," "I would just ask, after a respectful amount of time has passed, that the film be re-introduced to the HBO Max platform along with other films that give a more broad-based and complete picture of what slavery and the Confederacy truly were" External link

wcvb Wednesday, June 10, 2020 6:10:00 PM EAT

John Ridley wrote : "It is a film that glorifies the antebellum south. It is a film that, when it is not ignoring the horrors of slavery, pauses only to perpetuate some of the most painful stereotypes of people of color," External link

wxii12 Wednesday, June 10, 2020 6:08:00 PM EAT

John Ridley wrote : "Let me be real clear: I don't believe in censorship," External link

wxii12 Wednesday, June 10, 2020 6:08:00 PM EAT

John Ridley added : "I would just ask, after a respectful amount of time has passed, that the film be re-introduced to the HBO Max platform along with other films that give a more broad-based and complete picture of what slavery and the Confederacy truly were." External link

wxii12 Wednesday, June 10, 2020 6:08:00 PM EAT

John Ridley wrote : "It is a film that glorifies the antebellum south. It is a film that, when it is not ignoring the horrors of slavery, pauses only to perpetuate some of the most painful stereotypes of people of color," "The movie had the very best talents in Hollywood at that time working together to sentimentalize a history that never was" External link

wxii12 Wednesday, June 10, 2020 6:08:00 PM EAT

John Ridley wrote : "Let me be real clear: I don't believe in censorship," "I would just ask, after a respectful amount of time has passed, that the film be re-introduced to the HBO Max platform along with other films that give a more broad-based and complete picture of what slavery and the Confederacy truly were" External link

wxii12 Wednesday, June 10, 2020 6:08:00 PM EAT

John Ridley wrote : "It is a film that glorifies the antebellum south. It is a film that, when it is not ignoring the horrors of slavery, pauses only to perpetuate some of the most painful stereotypes of people of color," External link

kcci Wednesday, June 10, 2020 6:02:00 PM EAT

John Ridley wrote : "Let me be real clear: I don't believe in censorship," External link

kcci Wednesday, June 10, 2020 6:02:00 PM EAT

John Ridley added : "I would just ask, after a respectful amount of time has passed, that the film be re-introduced to the HBO Max platform along with other films that give a more broad-based and complete picture of what slavery and the Confederacy truly were." External link

kcci Wednesday, June 10, 2020 6:02:00 PM EAT

John Ridley wrote : "It is a film that glorifies the antebellum south. It is a film that, when it is not ignoring the horrors of slavery, pauses only to perpetuate some of the most painful stereotypes of people of color," "The movie had the very best talents in Hollywood at that time working together to sentimentalize a history that never was" External link

kcci Wednesday, June 10, 2020 6:02:00 PM EAT

John Ridley wrote : "Let me be real clear: I don't believe in censorship," "I would just ask, after a respectful amount of time has passed, that the film be re-introduced to the HBO Max platform along with other films that give a more broad-based and complete picture of what slavery and the Confederacy truly were" External link

kcci Wednesday, June 10, 2020 6:02:00 PM EAT

John Ridley added : “At a moment when we are all considering what more we can do to fight bigotry and intolerance, I would ask that all content providers look at their libraries and make a good-faith effort to separate programming that might be lacking in its representation from that which is blatant in its demonisation” External link

guardian Wednesday, June 10, 2020 5:46:00 PM EAT

John Ridley argued : "It is a film that, when it is not ignoring the horrors of slavery, pauses only to perpetuate some of the most painful stereotypes of people of color," External link

fox5atlanta Wednesday, June 10, 2020 4:14:00 PM EAT

John Ridley argued : "It is a film that, when it is not ignoring the horrors of slavery, pauses only to perpetuate some of the most painful stereotypes of people of color," External link

fox35orlando Wednesday, June 10, 2020 3:52:00 PM EAT

John Ridley wrote : "It is a film that glorifies the antebellum south. It is a film that, when it is not ignoring the horrors of slavery, pauses only to perpetuate some of the most painful stereotypes of people of color," "The movie had the very best talents in Hollywood at that time working together to sentimentalize a history that never was" External link

foxcarolina Wednesday, June 10, 2020 3:41:00 PM EAT

John Ridley wrote : "Let me be real clear: I don't believe in censorship," "I would just ask, after a respectful amount of time has passed, that the film be re-introduced to the HBO Max platform along with other films that give a more broad-based and complete picture of what slavery and the Confederacy truly were" External link

foxcarolina Wednesday, June 10, 2020 3:41:00 PM EAT

John Ridley wrote : "It is a film that glorifies the antebellum south. It is a film that, when it is not ignoring the horrors of slavery, pauses only to perpetuate some of the most painful stereotypes of people of color," "The movie had the very best talents in Hollywood at that time working together to sentimentalize a history that never was" External link

fox10tv Wednesday, June 10, 2020 3:10:00 PM EAT

John Ridley wrote : "Let me be real clear: I don't believe in censorship," "I would just ask, after a respectful amount of time has passed, that the film be re-introduced to the HBO Max platform along with other films that give a more broad-based and complete picture of what slavery and the Confederacy truly were" External link

fox10tv Wednesday, June 10, 2020 3:10:00 PM EAT

John Ridley wrote : "It is a film that, when it is not ignoring the horrors of slavery, pauses only to perpetuate some of the most painful stereotypes of people of color," "It is a film that, as part of the narrative of the 'Lost Cause,' romanticizes the Confederacy in a way that continues to give legitimacy to the notion that the secessionist movement was something more, or better, or more noble than what it was -- a bloody insurrection to maintain the 'right' to own, sell and buy human beings" External link

CBSnews Wednesday, June 10, 2020 3:03:00 PM EAT

John Ridley wrote : “It is a film that glorifies the antebellum south. It is a film that, when it is not ignoring the horrors of slavery, pauses only to perpetuate some of the most painful stereotypes of people of color,” “The movie had the very best talents in Hollywood at that time working together to sentimentalize a history that never was” External link

southfront Wednesday, June 10, 2020 3:00:00 PM EAT

John Ridley wrote : “Let me be real clear: I don’t believe in censorship,” “I would just ask, after a respectful amount of time has passed, that the film be re-introduced to the HBO Max platform along with other films that give a more broad-based and complete picture of what slavery and the Confederacy truly were” External link

southfront Wednesday, June 10, 2020 3:00:00 PM EAT

John Ridley wrote : “I hope that those in decision-making positions at WarnerMedia can understand how painful it is to scroll through the platform’s library and see it elevate one film in particular that has helped to perpetuate the racism that’s causing angry and grieving Americans to take to the streets” External link

forbes Wednesday, June 10, 2020 2:48:00 PM EAT

John Ridley writes : "It is a film that glorifies the antebellum south. It is a film that, when it is not ignoring the horrors of slavery, pauses only to perpetuate some of the most painful stereotypes of people of color. " External link

irishmirror Wednesday, June 10, 2020 1:55:00 PM EAT

John Ridley wrote : “It is a film that glorifies the antebellum south. It is a film that, when it is not ignoring the horrors of slavery, pauses only to perpetuate some of the most painful stereotypes of people of color,” “The movie had the very best talents in Hollywood at that time working together to sentimentalize a history that never was” External link

wishtv Wednesday, June 10, 2020 1:54:00 PM EAT

John Ridley wrote : “Let me be real clear: I don’t believe in censorship,” “I would just ask, after a respectful amount of time has passed, that the film be re-introduced to the HBO Max platform along with other films that give a more broad-based and complete picture of what slavery and the Confederacy truly were” External link

wishtv Wednesday, June 10, 2020 1:54:00 PM EAT

John Ridley wrote : "I know taking down a film — particularly a classic Hollywood film — seems like a big request," External link

13newsnow Wednesday, June 10, 2020 1:20:00 PM EAT

John Ridley wrote : "I know taking down a film — particularly a classic Hollywood film — seems like a big request," External link

wcnc Wednesday, June 10, 2020 1:15:00 PM EAT

John Ridley wrote : "I know taking down a film — particularly a classic Hollywood film — seems like a big request," External link

12newsnow Wednesday, June 10, 2020 1:15:00 PM EAT

John Ridley wrote : "I know taking down a film — particularly a classic Hollywood film — seems like a big request," External link

wtsp Wednesday, June 10, 2020 1:15:00 PM EAT

John Ridley writes : "It is a film that glorifies the antebellum south. It is a film that, when it is not ignoring the horrors of slavery, pauses only to perpetuate some of the most painful stereotypes of people of color. " External link

themirror Wednesday, June 10, 2020 1:04:00 PM EAT

John Ridley wrote : "I know taking down a film — particularly a classic Hollywood film — seems like a big request," External link

12news Wednesday, June 10, 2020 1:01:00 PM EAT

John Ridley wrote : "I know taking down a film — particularly a classic Hollywood film — seems like a big request," External link

newswest9 Wednesday, June 10, 2020 12:39:00 PM EAT

John Ridley wrote : "I know taking down a film — particularly a classic Hollywood film — seems like a big request," External link

khou Wednesday, June 10, 2020 12:29:00 PM EAT

John Ridley wrote : "It doesn't just ''fall short'' with regard to representation. It is a film that glorifies the antebellum south. It is a film that, when it is not ignoring the horrors of slavery, pauses only to perpetuate some of the most painful stereotypes of people of color," "It is a film that, as part of the narrative of the ''Lost Cause'', romanticizes the Confederacy in a way that continues to give legitimacy to the notion that the secessionist movement was something more, or better, or more noble than what it was — a bloody insurrection to maintain the ''right'' to own, sell and buy human beings," External link

firstpost Wednesday, June 10, 2020 10:53:00 AM EAT

John Ridley argued : "It is a film that, when it is not ignoring the horrors of slavery, pauses only to perpetuate some of the most painful stereotypes of people of color," External link

foxnews Wednesday, June 10, 2020 7:18:00 AM EAT

John Ridley said : “People want happiness and escapism – of course they do,” “But … it breaks my heart that most people won’t have the wherewithal to go after something more complicated” External link

guardian Sunday, May 31, 2020 5:57:00 PM EAT

John Ridley raconte : "J'entends encore beaucoup de gens à Hollywood dire +que peut-on faire?+ pour diversifier les talents devant ou derrière la caméra" External link

afp-fr Thursday, January 12, 2017 8:45:00 AM EAT

John Ridley said ( about Judah Ben Hur ) : “A lot of [film] people would look at Ben-Hur and say: ‘I’ m not going to touch that,’ ” External link

timescolonist Tuesday, August 16, 2016 3:50:00 PM EAT

John Ridley afirmou : "É algo que está acontecendo agora, damos a oportunidade para o espectador ver que são vozes reais" External link

bonde Thursday, August 4, 2016 12:34:00 AM EAT

John Ridley said : “I think that was a challenge to bring it to the networks, that it was a black show and black people, but we were not all one type,” External link

nytimes Thursday, March 19, 2015 4:44:00 AM EAT

John Ridley said : “It hurt so painfully when the show did not get picked up,” External link

nytimes Thursday, March 19, 2015 4:44:00 AM EAT

John Ridley said : “one of the ongoing pains of my life,” External link

nytimes Thursday, March 19, 2015 4:44:00 AM EAT

John Ridley said : “If it had been two years after we’d done ‘Platinum,’ I would probably take no joy in its success,” External link

nytimes Thursday, March 19, 2015 4:44:00 AM EAT

John Ridley said : "There are more different kinds of shows talking about different perspectives in different places than ever before," External link

abclocal Friday, March 6, 2015 12:19:00 AM EAT

John Ridley said : "Those things that are not necessarily central to the crime that happens, but I think they are essential to these characters, to these individuals, and who they are," External link

abclocal Friday, March 6, 2015 12:19:00 AM EAT

John Ridley said : "We're certainly making an effort to make a show that is reflective of what's going on in this country today," "That was the mandate which was presented to me, to be frank in this kind of discussion" External link

latimes Friday, February 27, 2015 9:18:00 PM EAT

John Ridley said : "To the degree of what's going in America today, there are parallels that will be drawn," External link

latimes Friday, February 27, 2015 9:18:00 PM EAT

John Ridley said : "The issues of faith and family touch everyone," External link

latimes Friday, February 27, 2015 9:18:00 PM EAT



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John Ridley said : “The feelings that I felt when I read the short story, they stayed with me every step of the way, year after year as I tried to get the story made. It was about love and the most fundamental human emotions. What I really appreciated was that I got to put this film together with a BiPOC cast. This enables us to say that all these feelings aren’t just there for the prevailing culture, it’s there for all of us,” “Mr. Silverberg’s short story was impactful, and I didn’t want to go far from that. If something works, why change it. I sometimes think in Hollywood there is a bit of arrogance. They’ll say, ‘that is a good departure point, but I’m going to make it better.’ This story was impactful. All I could do to make it better was fill it with a cast like I had; Leslie, Cynthia, Freida, Orlando, Jaden Wong. They are just an amazing group of individuals. I think they all bought into the same thing – it’s a big idea in a very intimate film. How can we make it as intimate as possible while still making it as impactful as we possibly can” External link

eurweb Monday, October 11, 2021 3:31:00 PM EAT

John Ridley added ( about Shirley Chisholm ) : "Regina's passion for bringing a complete and very human portrait of Shirley to life has been evident since literally the day we first met. I'm very thankful to both Regina and Reina trusting me to partner in telling the story of this truly remarkable individual" External link

contactmusic Wednesday, May 12, 2021 5:19:00 PM EAT

John Ridley said : “The great thing is there is nothing but possibilities,” External link

WashingtonPost Friday, March 26, 2021 8:44:00 PM EAT

John Ridley said : “I remember how challenging it was to find resources to complete the creative projects I wanted to complete,” External link

eurweb Friday, March 5, 2021 4:12:00 PM EAT

John Ridley added : “Artists help us reflect on our common human experiences be they hopeful, confusing, inspiring or painful,” “At this time in particular, we need individuals who can help us make sense of the times we live in and help us understand life and each other a little bit better” External link

eurweb Friday, March 5, 2021 4:12:00 PM EAT

John Ridley added ( about Shirley Chisholm ) : "Regina's passion for bringing a complete and very human portrait of Shirley to life has been evident since literally the day we first met. I'm very thankful to both Regina and Reina trusting me to partner in telling the story of this truly remarkable individual" External link

contactmusic Thursday, February 18, 2021 1:49:00 PM EAT

John Ridley said : “Regina’s passion for bringing a complete and very human portrait of Shirley to life has been evident since literally the day we first met. I’m very thankful to both Regina and Reina trusting me to partner in telling the story of this truly remarkable individual,” External link

thegrio Thursday, February 18, 2021 3:06:00 AM EAT

John Ridley said ( about Shirley Chisholm ) : "Regina's passion for bringing a complete and very human portrait of Shirley to life has been evident since literally the day we first met," External link

upi Wednesday, February 17, 2021 10:40:00 PM EAT

John Ridley said ( about Jeff Pierce ) : “There were many characters that I wanted to try to include. For example, in the first issue, Mari McCabe, Vixen, I did not see the story as having her own story. But there was no way that you could not have Vixen in this series, that her appearances were not just a one and done. There was an arc to it. That is Jefferson Pierce being myopic and underestimating her. I thought that was really important that it wasn’t just characters of color railing against the prevailing culture all the time. Jefferson is a black man of a certain age, with a certain concept of Mari, what she could do and what she couldn’t do. And the next thing, she’s working with Superman. She’s big-time,” External link

eurweb Thursday, December 10, 2020 9:05:00 PM EAT

John Ridley stated ( about Jeff Pierce ) : “Here’s Black Lightning giving a version of an oral history, saying ‘Yeah, I remember that moment too,’ But it may be a little bit different than an individual would contextualize it, different readers,” “But also what’s interesting about the series for me is that we also revisit moments from other characters that have a shared moment and may remember it completely differently than Jefferson Pierce did or feel differently about it or feel differently about Jeff Pierce. About, you know, why are you always this way. So for me, more than anything, it was trying to treat these stories as an oral history and getting the reaction that you have” External link

eurweb Thursday, December 10, 2020 9:05:00 PM EAT

John Ridley added : “My dad was in the Air Force. They were all about service. And yet, there were moments where they were treated as just black people. But when we hear stories from people, when people share stories, if you have an ounce of empathy in you, you can hear that pain, that joy, that heartache, heartbreak. The inspiration that comes from an individual. Those stories, again, if you have the slightest ounce of empathy in you, the slightest capacity to see yourself in others, those stories mean much more,” “We definitely could’ve done the other history of the DC universe where it was just about big action moment and here’s Black Lightning just being a hero. Those are great stories because all of these folks are heroes in these stories. But I wanted to try to treat them as though you were listening to your uncle, your brother, your aunt, your sister, your cousin tell these stories in their own voices with their own perspectives and make them in some ways oral histories and so that it wasn’t just about these, a series of giant moments. But these were lives that were being shared. These were perspectives that were being shared” External link

eurweb Thursday, December 10, 2020 9:05:00 PM EAT

John Ridley stated ( about Jeff Pierce ) : “Here’s Black Lightning giving a version of an oral history, saying ‘Yeah, I remember that moment too,’ But it may be a little bit different than an individual would contextualize it, different readers,” “But also what’s interesting about the series for me is that we also revisit moments from other characters that have a shared moment and may remember it completely differently than Jefferson Pierce did or feel differently about it or feel differently about Jeff Pierce. About, you know, why are you always this way. So for me, more than anything, it was trying to treat these stories as an oral history and getting the reaction that you have” External link

eurweb Thursday, December 3, 2020 2:18:00 AM EAT

John Ridley added : “My dad was in the Air Force. They were all about service. And yet, there were moments where they were treated as just black people. But when we hear stories from people, when people share stories, if you have an ounce of empathy in you, you can hear that pain, that joy, that heartache, heartbreak. The inspiration that comes from an individual. Those stories, again, if you have the slightest ounce of empathy in you, the slightest capacity to see yourself in others, those stories mean much more,” “We definitely could’ve done the other history of the DC universe where it was just about big action moment and here’s Black Lightning just being a hero. Those are great stories because all of these folks are heroes in these stories. But I wanted to try to treat them as though you were listening to your uncle, your brother, your aunt, your sister, your cousin tell these stories in their own voices with their own perspectives and make them in some ways oral histories and so that it wasn’t just about these, a series of giant moments. But these were lives that were being shared. These were perspectives that were being shared” External link

eurweb Thursday, December 3, 2020 2:18:00 AM EAT

John Ridley said ( about Jeff Pierce ) : “There were many characters that I wanted to try to include. For example, in the first issue, Mari McCabe, Vixen, I did not see the story as having her own story. But there was no way that you could not have Vixen in this series, that her appearances were not just a one and done. There was an arc to it. That is Jefferson Pierce being myopic and underestimating her. I thought that was really important that it wasn’t just characters of color railing against the prevailing culture all the time. Jefferson is a black man of a certain age, with a certain concept of Mari, what she could do and what she couldn’t do. And the next thing, she’s working with Superman. She’s big-time,” External link

eurweb Thursday, December 3, 2020 2:18:00 AM EAT

John Ridley explained : “With Tatsu Yamashiro (Katana), I remember in the ’80s, when America was at its height of anti-Japanese xenophobia. What’s it like for a Japanese national coming to America in the ’80s,” External link

eurweb Thursday, December 3, 2020 2:18:00 AM EAT

John Ridley told : “I just thought it was really important to try to bookend this series with a father and daughter. And there are things that you will see in Anissa’s story that goes back in common with what you have seen or read in the very first issue. And again, Jefferson pierce as a human being and things that she has missed, things that he deals with as a man of a certain age. And some of them positive, some of them, I wouldn’t say slightly negative, but certainly representative of a myopia that we see in the black community,” External link

eurweb Thursday, December 3, 2020 2:18:00 AM EAT

John Ridley stated ( about Jeff Pierce ) : “Here’s Black Lightning giving a version of an oral history, saying ‘Yeah, I remember that moment too,’ But it may be a little bit different than an individual would contextualize it, different readers,” “But also what’s interesting about the series for me is that we also revisit moments from other characters that have a shared moment and may remember it completely differently than Jefferson Pierce did or feel differently about it or feel differently about Jeff Pierce. About, you know, why are you always this way. So for me, more than anything, it was trying to treat these stories as an oral history and getting the reaction that you have” External link

eurweb Wednesday, December 2, 2020 7:02:00 AM EAT

John Ridley added : “My dad was in the Air Force. They were all about service. And yet, there were moments where they were treated as just black people. But when we hear stories from people, when people share stories, if you have an ounce of empathy in you, you can hear that pain, that joy, that heartache, heartbreak. The inspiration that comes from an individual. Those stories, again, if you have the slightest ounce of empathy in you, the slightest capacity to see yourself in others, those stories mean much more,” “We definitely could’ve done the other history of the DC universe where it was just about big action moment and here’s Black Lightning just being a hero. Those are great stories because all of these folks are heroes in these stories. But I wanted to try to treat them as though you were listening to your uncle, your brother, your aunt, your sister, your cousin tell these stories in their own voices with their own perspectives and make them in some ways oral histories and so that it wasn’t just about these, a series of giant moments. But these were lives that were being shared. These were perspectives that were being shared” External link

eurweb Wednesday, December 2, 2020 7:02:00 AM EAT

John Ridley said ( about Jeff Pierce ) : “There were many characters that I wanted to try to include. For example, in the first issue, Mari McCabe, Vixen, I did not see the story as having her own story. But there was no way that you could not have Vixen in this series, that her appearances were not just a one and done. There was an arc to it. That is Jefferson Pierce being myopic and underestimating her. I thought that was really important that it wasn’t just characters of color railing against the prevailing culture all the time. Jefferson is a black man of a certain age, with a certain concept of Mari, what she could do and what she couldn’t do. And the next thing, she’s working with Superman. She’s big-time,” External link

eurweb Wednesday, December 2, 2020 7:02:00 AM EAT

John Ridley explained : “With Tatsu Yamashiro (Katana), I remember in the ’80s, when America was at its height of anti-Japanese xenophobia. What’s it like for a Japanese national coming to America in the ’80s,” External link

eurweb Wednesday, December 2, 2020 7:02:00 AM EAT

John Ridley told : “I just thought it was really important to try to bookend this series with a father and daughter. And there are things that you will see in Anissa’s story that goes back in common with what you have seen or read in the very first issue. And again, Jefferson pierce as a human being and things that she has missed, things that he deals with as a man of a certain age. And some of them positive, some of them, I wouldn’t say slightly negative, but certainly representative of a myopia that we see in the black community,” External link

eurweb Wednesday, December 2, 2020 7:02:00 AM EAT

John Ridley said : "This is less about changing the DC Universe. It's really about embracing the DC Universe -- embracing these characters," External link

upi Monday, November 23, 2020 11:16:00 AM EAT

John Ridley said : "These are stories of hope. This is not about victimization. This is not railing against the prevailing culture," External link

upi Monday, November 23, 2020 11:16:00 AM EAT

John Ridley said : "It starts with the hiring. It starts with bringing in creators who are a little bit closer to the material in some ways. Also, remembering that if you are a Latinx, they, queer person, you can still write Superman," External link

upi Monday, November 23, 2020 11:16:00 AM EAT

John Ridley told : “This is a family that has secrets, has kept secrets from one another. It’s a little bit different dynamic than the Batman that we’ve always seen,” External link

foxnews Monday, August 24, 2020 8:51:00 PM EAT

John Ridley wrote : "I know taking down a film — particularly a classic Hollywood film — seems like a big request," External link

wcnc Thursday, June 25, 2020 6:43:00 AM EAT

John Ridley wrote : "I know taking down a film — particularly a classic Hollywood film — seems like a big request," External link

wtsp Thursday, June 25, 2020 6:41:00 AM EAT

John Ridley wrote : "I know taking down a film — particularly a classic Hollywood film — seems like a big request," External link

wusa9 Thursday, June 25, 2020 6:36:00 AM EAT

John Ridley wrote : "I know taking down a film — particularly a classic Hollywood film — seems like a big request," External link

kgw Thursday, June 25, 2020 6:33:00 AM EAT

John Ridley wrote : "I know taking down a film — particularly a classic Hollywood film — seems like a big request," External link

khou Thursday, June 25, 2020 6:24:00 AM EAT

John Ridley wrote : "I know taking down a film — particularly a classic Hollywood film — seems like a big request," External link

12newsnow Thursday, June 25, 2020 6:08:00 AM EAT

John Ridley wrote : "I know taking down a film — particularly a classic Hollywood film — seems like a big request," External link

newswest9 Thursday, June 25, 2020 6:03:00 AM EAT

John Ridley wrote : "I know taking down a film — particularly a classic Hollywood film — seems like a big request," External link

12news Thursday, June 25, 2020 5:58:00 AM EAT

John Ridley wrote : "I know taking down a film — particularly a classic Hollywood film — seems like a big request," External link

13newsnow Thursday, June 25, 2020 5:57:00 AM EAT

John Ridley wrote : "I know taking down a film — particularly a classic Hollywood film — seems like a big request," External link

firstcoastnews Thursday, June 25, 2020 5:55:00 AM EAT

John Ridley wrote : "I know taking down a film — particularly a classic Hollywood film — seems like a big request," External link

12newsnow Thursday, June 25, 2020 5:21:00 AM EAT

John Ridley wrote : "I know taking down a film — particularly a classic Hollywood film — seems like a big request," External link

krem Thursday, June 25, 2020 5:09:00 AM EAT

John Ridley wrote : "I know taking down a film — particularly a classic Hollywood film — seems like a big request," External link

kgw Thursday, June 25, 2020 5:03:00 AM EAT

John Ridley wrote : "I know taking down a film — particularly a classic Hollywood film — seems like a big request," External link

newswest9 Thursday, June 25, 2020 5:02:00 AM EAT

John Ridley wrote : "I know taking down a film — particularly a classic Hollywood film — seems like a big request," External link

wusa9 Thursday, June 25, 2020 5:00:00 AM EAT

John Ridley wrote : "I know taking down a film — particularly a classic Hollywood film — seems like a big request," External link

khou Thursday, June 25, 2020 4:48:00 AM EAT

John Ridley said : “It’s painful and it’s infuriating. But at the same time, I wouldn’t sit and say, ‘OK, you can never use that word.'” External link

irishexaminer Saturday, June 13, 2020 10:11:00 AM EAT

John Ridley said : “It’s painful and it’s infuriating. But at the same time, I wouldn’t sit and say, ‘OK, you can never use that word.'” External link

irishexaminer Saturday, June 13, 2020 10:11:00 AM EAT

John Ridley said : “It’s painful and it’s infuriating. But at the same time, I wouldn’t sit and say, ‘OK, you can never use that word.’” External link

thecourier Saturday, June 13, 2020 6:28:00 AM EAT

John Ridley said : “It’s painful and it’s infuriating. But at the same time, I wouldn’t sit and say, ‘OK, you can never use that word.’” External link

thecourier Saturday, June 13, 2020 6:28:00 AM EAT

John Ridley said ( about Spider Man ) : “This isn’t history, this is historical fiction. It’s no more true than science fiction. Just because Spider-Man takes place in New York doesn’t make it real” External link

thecourier Saturday, June 13, 2020 6:28:00 AM EAT

John Ridley said : “It’s painful and it’s infuriating. But at the same time, I wouldn’t sit and say, ‘OK, you can never use that word.’” External link

pressandjournal Saturday, June 13, 2020 5:27:00 AM EAT

John Ridley said : “It’s painful and it’s infuriating. But at the same time, I wouldn’t sit and say, ‘OK, you can never use that word.’” External link

pressandjournal Saturday, June 13, 2020 5:27:00 AM EAT

John Ridley said ( about Spider Man ) : “This isn’t history, this is historical fiction. It’s no more true than science fiction. Just because Spider-Man takes place in New York doesn’t make it real” External link

pressandjournal Saturday, June 13, 2020 5:27:00 AM EAT

John Ridley wrote : “It is a film that, as part of the narrative of the ‘Lost Cause,’ romanticizes the Confederacy in a way that continues to give legitimacy to the notion that the secessionist movement was something more, or better, or more noble than what it was — a bloody insurrection to maintain the ‘right’ to own, sell and buy human beings,” External link

WashingtonPost Thursday, June 11, 2020 3:05:00 PM EAT

John Ridley wrote : “It is a film that, as part of the narrative of the ‘Lost Cause,’ romanticizes the Confederacy in a way that continues to give legitimacy to the notion that the secessionist movement was something more, or better, or more noble than what it was — a bloody insurrection to maintain the ‘right’ to own, sell and buy human beings,” External link

WashingtonPost Thursday, June 11, 2020 6:19:00 AM EAT

John Ridley wrote : “It is a film that, as part of the narrative of the ‘Lost Cause,’ romanticizes the Confederacy in a way that continues to give legitimacy to the notion that the secessionist movement was something more, or better, or more noble than what it was — a bloody insurrection to maintain the ‘right’ to own, sell and buy human beings,” External link

WashingtonPost Thursday, June 11, 2020 5:43:00 AM EAT

John Ridley added : “At a moment when we are all considering what more we can do to fight bigotry and intolerance, I would ask that all content providers look at their libraries and make a good-faith effort to separate programming that might be lacking in its representation from that which is blatant in its demonisation” External link

amren Wednesday, June 10, 2020 7:49:00 PM EAT

John Ridley wrote : "It is a film that glorifies the antebellum south. It is a film that, when it is not ignoring the horrors of slavery, pauses only to perpetuate some of the most painful stereotypes of people of color," "The movie had the very best talents in Hollywood at that time working together to sentimentalize a history that never was" External link

wrcbtv Wednesday, June 10, 2020 7:10:00 PM EAT

John Ridley wrote : "Let me be real clear: I don't believe in censorship," "I would just ask, after a respectful amount of time has passed, that the film be re-introduced to the HBO Max platform along with other films that give a more broad-based and complete picture of what slavery and the Confederacy truly were" External link

wrcbtv Wednesday, June 10, 2020 7:10:00 PM EAT

John Ridley wrote : “As a filmmaker I get that movies are often snapshots of moments in history,” External link

dailynews Wednesday, June 10, 2020 7:03:00 PM EAT

John Ridley wrote : "It is a film that glorifies the antebellum south. It is a film that, when it is not ignoring the horrors of slavery, pauses only to perpetuate some of the most painful stereotypes of people of color," External link

wmur Wednesday, June 10, 2020 6:57:00 PM EAT

John Ridley wrote : "Let me be real clear: I don't believe in censorship," External link

wmur Wednesday, June 10, 2020 6:57:00 PM EAT

John Ridley added : "I would just ask, after a respectful amount of time has passed, that the film be re-introduced to the HBO Max platform along with other films that give a more broad-based and complete picture of what slavery and the Confederacy truly were." External link

wmur Wednesday, June 10, 2020 6:57:00 PM EAT

John Ridley wrote : "It is a film that glorifies the antebellum south. It is a film that, when it is not ignoring the horrors of slavery, pauses only to perpetuate some of the most painful stereotypes of people of color," "The movie had the very best talents in Hollywood at that time working together to sentimentalize a history that never was" External link

wmur Wednesday, June 10, 2020 6:57:00 PM EAT

John Ridley wrote : "Let me be real clear: I don't believe in censorship," "I would just ask, after a respectful amount of time has passed, that the film be re-introduced to the HBO Max platform along with other films that give a more broad-based and complete picture of what slavery and the Confederacy truly were" External link

wmur Wednesday, June 10, 2020 6:57:00 PM EAT

John Ridley wrote : “It is a film that glorifies the antebellum south. It is a film that, when it is not ignoring the horrors of slavery, pauses only to perpetuate some of the most painful stereotypes of people of color,” “The movie had the very best talents in Hollywood at that time working together to sentimentalize a history that never was” External link

eastidahonews Wednesday, June 10, 2020 6:55:00 PM EAT

John Ridley wrote : “Let me be real clear: I don’t believe in censorship,” “I would just ask, after a respectful amount of time has passed, that the film be re-introduced to the HBO Max platform along with other films that give a more broad-based and complete picture of what slavery and the Confederacy truly were” External link

eastidahonews Wednesday, June 10, 2020 6:55:00 PM EAT

John Ridley wrote : “As a filmmaker I get that movies are often snapshots of moments in history,” External link

whittierdailynews Wednesday, June 10, 2020 6:52:00 PM EAT

John Ridley wrote : "It is a film that glorifies the antebellum south. It is a film that, when it is not ignoring the horrors of slavery, pauses only to perpetuate some of the most painful stereotypes of people of color," External link

wesh Wednesday, June 10, 2020 6:37:00 PM EAT

John Ridley wrote : "Let me be real clear: I don't believe in censorship," External link

wesh Wednesday, June 10, 2020 6:37:00 PM EAT

John Ridley added : "I would just ask, after a respectful amount of time has passed, that the film be re-introduced to the HBO Max platform along with other films that give a more broad-based and complete picture of what slavery and the Confederacy truly were." External link

wesh Wednesday, June 10, 2020 6:37:00 PM EAT

John Ridley wrote : "It is a film that glorifies the antebellum south. It is a film that, when it is not ignoring the horrors of slavery, pauses only to perpetuate some of the most painful stereotypes of people of color," "The movie had the very best talents in Hollywood at that time working together to sentimentalize a history that never was" External link

wesh Wednesday, June 10, 2020 6:37:00 PM EAT

John Ridley wrote : "Let me be real clear: I don't believe in censorship," "I would just ask, after a respectful amount of time has passed, that the film be re-introduced to the HBO Max platform along with other films that give a more broad-based and complete picture of what slavery and the Confederacy truly were" External link

wesh Wednesday, June 10, 2020 6:37:00 PM EAT

John Ridley wrote : "It is a film that glorifies the antebellum south. It is a film that, when it is not ignoring the horrors of slavery, pauses only to perpetuate some of the most painful stereotypes of people of color," External link

Koat Wednesday, June 10, 2020 6:31:00 PM EAT

John Ridley wrote : "Let me be real clear: I don't believe in censorship," External link

Koat Wednesday, June 10, 2020 6:31:00 PM EAT

John Ridley added : "I would just ask, after a respectful amount of time has passed, that the film be re-introduced to the HBO Max platform along with other films that give a more broad-based and complete picture of what slavery and the Confederacy truly were." External link

Koat Wednesday, June 10, 2020 6:31:00 PM EAT

John Ridley wrote : "It is a film that glorifies the antebellum south. It is a film that, when it is not ignoring the horrors of slavery, pauses only to perpetuate some of the most painful stereotypes of people of color," "The movie had the very best talents in Hollywood at that time working together to sentimentalize a history that never was" External link

Koat Wednesday, June 10, 2020 6:31:00 PM EAT

John Ridley wrote : "Let me be real clear: I don't believe in censorship," "I would just ask, after a respectful amount of time has passed, that the film be re-introduced to the HBO Max platform along with other films that give a more broad-based and complete picture of what slavery and the Confederacy truly were" External link

Koat Wednesday, June 10, 2020 6:31:00 PM EAT

John Ridley wrote : "The movie had the very best talents in Hollywood at that time working together to sentimentalize a history that never was," External link

npr Wednesday, June 10, 2020 6:30:00 PM EAT

John Ridley wrote : "It is a film that glorifies the antebellum south. It is a film that, when it is not ignoring the horrors of slavery, pauses only to perpetuate some of the most painful stereotypes of people of color," External link

wyff4 Wednesday, June 10, 2020 6:26:00 PM EAT

John Ridley wrote : "Let me be real clear: I don't believe in censorship," External link

wyff4 Wednesday, June 10, 2020 6:26:00 PM EAT

John Ridley added : "I would just ask, after a respectful amount of time has passed, that the film be re-introduced to the HBO Max platform along with other films that give a more broad-based and complete picture of what slavery and the Confederacy truly were." External link

wyff4 Wednesday, June 10, 2020 6:26:00 PM EAT

John Ridley wrote : "It is a film that glorifies the antebellum south. It is a film that, when it is not ignoring the horrors of slavery, pauses only to perpetuate some of the most painful stereotypes of people of color," "The movie had the very best talents in Hollywood at that time working together to sentimentalize a history that never was" External link

wyff4 Wednesday, June 10, 2020 6:26:00 PM EAT

John Ridley wrote : "Let me be real clear: I don't believe in censorship," "I would just ask, after a respectful amount of time has passed, that the film be re-introduced to the HBO Max platform along with other films that give a more broad-based and complete picture of what slavery and the Confederacy truly were" External link

wyff4 Wednesday, June 10, 2020 6:26:00 PM EAT

John Ridley wrote : "It is a film that glorifies the antebellum south. It is a film that, when it is not ignoring the horrors of slavery, pauses only to perpetuate some of the most painful stereotypes of people of color," External link

wlwt Wednesday, June 10, 2020 6:21:00 PM EAT

John Ridley wrote : "Let me be real clear: I don't believe in censorship," External link

wlwt Wednesday, June 10, 2020 6:21:00 PM EAT

John Ridley added : "I would just ask, after a respectful amount of time has passed, that the film be re-introduced to the HBO Max platform along with other films that give a more broad-based and complete picture of what slavery and the Confederacy truly were." External link

wlwt Wednesday, June 10, 2020 6:21:00 PM EAT

John Ridley wrote : "It is a film that glorifies the antebellum south. It is a film that, when it is not ignoring the horrors of slavery, pauses only to perpetuate some of the most painful stereotypes of people of color," "The movie had the very best talents in Hollywood at that time working together to sentimentalize a history that never was" External link

wlwt Wednesday, June 10, 2020 6:21:00 PM EAT

John Ridley wrote : "Let me be real clear: I don't believe in censorship," "I would just ask, after a respectful amount of time has passed, that the film be re-introduced to the HBO Max platform along with other films that give a more broad-based and complete picture of what slavery and the Confederacy truly were" External link

wlwt Wednesday, June 10, 2020 6:21:00 PM EAT

John Ridley wrote : "It is a film that glorifies the antebellum south. It is a film that, when it is not ignoring the horrors of slavery, pauses only to perpetuate some of the most painful stereotypes of people of color," External link

wcvb Wednesday, June 10, 2020 6:10:00 PM EAT

John Ridley wrote : "Let me be real clear: I don't believe in censorship," External link

wcvb Wednesday, June 10, 2020 6:10:00 PM EAT

John Ridley added : "I would just ask, after a respectful amount of time has passed, that the film be re-introduced to the HBO Max platform along with other films that give a more broad-based and complete picture of what slavery and the Confederacy truly were." External link

wcvb Wednesday, June 10, 2020 6:10:00 PM EAT

John Ridley wrote : "It is a film that glorifies the antebellum south. It is a film that, when it is not ignoring the horrors of slavery, pauses only to perpetuate some of the most painful stereotypes of people of color," "The movie had the very best talents in Hollywood at that time working together to sentimentalize a history that never was" External link

wcvb Wednesday, June 10, 2020 6:10:00 PM EAT

John Ridley wrote : "Let me be real clear: I don't believe in censorship," "I would just ask, after a respectful amount of time has passed, that the film be re-introduced to the HBO Max platform along with other films that give a more broad-based and complete picture of what slavery and the Confederacy truly were" External link

wcvb Wednesday, June 10, 2020 6:10:00 PM EAT

John Ridley wrote : "It is a film that glorifies the antebellum south. It is a film that, when it is not ignoring the horrors of slavery, pauses only to perpetuate some of the most painful stereotypes of people of color," External link

wxii12 Wednesday, June 10, 2020 6:08:00 PM EAT

John Ridley wrote : "Let me be real clear: I don't believe in censorship," External link

wxii12 Wednesday, June 10, 2020 6:08:00 PM EAT

John Ridley added : "I would just ask, after a respectful amount of time has passed, that the film be re-introduced to the HBO Max platform along with other films that give a more broad-based and complete picture of what slavery and the Confederacy truly were." External link

wxii12 Wednesday, June 10, 2020 6:08:00 PM EAT

John Ridley wrote : "It is a film that glorifies the antebellum south. It is a film that, when it is not ignoring the horrors of slavery, pauses only to perpetuate some of the most painful stereotypes of people of color," "The movie had the very best talents in Hollywood at that time working together to sentimentalize a history that never was" External link

wxii12 Wednesday, June 10, 2020 6:08:00 PM EAT

John Ridley wrote : "Let me be real clear: I don't believe in censorship," "I would just ask, after a respectful amount of time has passed, that the film be re-introduced to the HBO Max platform along with other films that give a more broad-based and complete picture of what slavery and the Confederacy truly were" External link

wxii12 Wednesday, June 10, 2020 6:08:00 PM EAT

John Ridley wrote : "It is a film that glorifies the antebellum south. It is a film that, when it is not ignoring the horrors of slavery, pauses only to perpetuate some of the most painful stereotypes of people of color," External link

kcci Wednesday, June 10, 2020 6:02:00 PM EAT

John Ridley wrote : "Let me be real clear: I don't believe in censorship," External link

kcci Wednesday, June 10, 2020 6:02:00 PM EAT

John Ridley added : "I would just ask, after a respectful amount of time has passed, that the film be re-introduced to the HBO Max platform along with other films that give a more broad-based and complete picture of what slavery and the Confederacy truly were." External link

kcci Wednesday, June 10, 2020 6:02:00 PM EAT

John Ridley wrote : "It is a film that glorifies the antebellum south. It is a film that, when it is not ignoring the horrors of slavery, pauses only to perpetuate some of the most painful stereotypes of people of color," "The movie had the very best talents in Hollywood at that time working together to sentimentalize a history that never was" External link

kcci Wednesday, June 10, 2020 6:02:00 PM EAT

John Ridley wrote : "Let me be real clear: I don't believe in censorship," "I would just ask, after a respectful amount of time has passed, that the film be re-introduced to the HBO Max platform along with other films that give a more broad-based and complete picture of what slavery and the Confederacy truly were" External link

kcci Wednesday, June 10, 2020 6:02:00 PM EAT

John Ridley added : “At a moment when we are all considering what more we can do to fight bigotry and intolerance, I would ask that all content providers look at their libraries and make a good-faith effort to separate programming that might be lacking in its representation from that which is blatant in its demonisation” External link

guardian Wednesday, June 10, 2020 5:46:00 PM EAT

John Ridley argued : "It is a film that, when it is not ignoring the horrors of slavery, pauses only to perpetuate some of the most painful stereotypes of people of color," External link

fox5atlanta Wednesday, June 10, 2020 4:14:00 PM EAT

John Ridley argued : "It is a film that, when it is not ignoring the horrors of slavery, pauses only to perpetuate some of the most painful stereotypes of people of color," External link

fox35orlando Wednesday, June 10, 2020 3:52:00 PM EAT

John Ridley wrote : "It is a film that glorifies the antebellum south. It is a film that, when it is not ignoring the horrors of slavery, pauses only to perpetuate some of the most painful stereotypes of people of color," "The movie had the very best talents in Hollywood at that time working together to sentimentalize a history that never was" External link

foxcarolina Wednesday, June 10, 2020 3:41:00 PM EAT

John Ridley wrote : "Let me be real clear: I don't believe in censorship," "I would just ask, after a respectful amount of time has passed, that the film be re-introduced to the HBO Max platform along with other films that give a more broad-based and complete picture of what slavery and the Confederacy truly were" External link

foxcarolina Wednesday, June 10, 2020 3:41:00 PM EAT

John Ridley wrote : "It is a film that glorifies the antebellum south. It is a film that, when it is not ignoring the horrors of slavery, pauses only to perpetuate some of the most painful stereotypes of people of color," "The movie had the very best talents in Hollywood at that time working together to sentimentalize a history that never was" External link

fox10tv Wednesday, June 10, 2020 3:10:00 PM EAT

John Ridley wrote : "Let me be real clear: I don't believe in censorship," "I would just ask, after a respectful amount of time has passed, that the film be re-introduced to the HBO Max platform along with other films that give a more broad-based and complete picture of what slavery and the Confederacy truly were" External link

fox10tv Wednesday, June 10, 2020 3:10:00 PM EAT

John Ridley wrote : "It is a film that, when it is not ignoring the horrors of slavery, pauses only to perpetuate some of the most painful stereotypes of people of color," "It is a film that, as part of the narrative of the 'Lost Cause,' romanticizes the Confederacy in a way that continues to give legitimacy to the notion that the secessionist movement was something more, or better, or more noble than what it was -- a bloody insurrection to maintain the 'right' to own, sell and buy human beings" External link

CBSnews Wednesday, June 10, 2020 3:03:00 PM EAT

John Ridley wrote : “It is a film that glorifies the antebellum south. It is a film that, when it is not ignoring the horrors of slavery, pauses only to perpetuate some of the most painful stereotypes of people of color,” “The movie had the very best talents in Hollywood at that time working together to sentimentalize a history that never was” External link

southfront Wednesday, June 10, 2020 3:00:00 PM EAT

John Ridley wrote : “Let me be real clear: I don’t believe in censorship,” “I would just ask, after a respectful amount of time has passed, that the film be re-introduced to the HBO Max platform along with other films that give a more broad-based and complete picture of what slavery and the Confederacy truly were” External link

southfront Wednesday, June 10, 2020 3:00:00 PM EAT

John Ridley wrote : “I hope that those in decision-making positions at WarnerMedia can understand how painful it is to scroll through the platform’s library and see it elevate one film in particular that has helped to perpetuate the racism that’s causing angry and grieving Americans to take to the streets” External link

forbes Wednesday, June 10, 2020 2:48:00 PM EAT

John Ridley writes : "It is a film that glorifies the antebellum south. It is a film that, when it is not ignoring the horrors of slavery, pauses only to perpetuate some of the most painful stereotypes of people of color. " External link

irishmirror Wednesday, June 10, 2020 1:55:00 PM EAT

John Ridley wrote : “It is a film that glorifies the antebellum south. It is a film that, when it is not ignoring the horrors of slavery, pauses only to perpetuate some of the most painful stereotypes of people of color,” “The movie had the very best talents in Hollywood at that time working together to sentimentalize a history that never was” External link

wishtv Wednesday, June 10, 2020 1:54:00 PM EAT

John Ridley wrote : “Let me be real clear: I don’t believe in censorship,” “I would just ask, after a respectful amount of time has passed, that the film be re-introduced to the HBO Max platform along with other films that give a more broad-based and complete picture of what slavery and the Confederacy truly were” External link

wishtv Wednesday, June 10, 2020 1:54:00 PM EAT

John Ridley wrote : "I know taking down a film — particularly a classic Hollywood film — seems like a big request," External link

13newsnow Wednesday, June 10, 2020 1:20:00 PM EAT

John Ridley wrote : "I know taking down a film — particularly a classic Hollywood film — seems like a big request," External link

wcnc Wednesday, June 10, 2020 1:15:00 PM EAT

John Ridley wrote : "I know taking down a film — particularly a classic Hollywood film — seems like a big request," External link

12newsnow Wednesday, June 10, 2020 1:15:00 PM EAT

John Ridley wrote : "I know taking down a film — particularly a classic Hollywood film — seems like a big request," External link

wtsp Wednesday, June 10, 2020 1:15:00 PM EAT

John Ridley writes : "It is a film that glorifies the antebellum south. It is a film that, when it is not ignoring the horrors of slavery, pauses only to perpetuate some of the most painful stereotypes of people of color. " External link

themirror Wednesday, June 10, 2020 1:04:00 PM EAT

John Ridley wrote : "I know taking down a film — particularly a classic Hollywood film — seems like a big request," External link

12news Wednesday, June 10, 2020 1:01:00 PM EAT

John Ridley wrote : "I know taking down a film — particularly a classic Hollywood film — seems like a big request," External link

newswest9 Wednesday, June 10, 2020 12:39:00 PM EAT

John Ridley wrote : "I know taking down a film — particularly a classic Hollywood film — seems like a big request," External link

khou Wednesday, June 10, 2020 12:29:00 PM EAT

John Ridley wrote : "It doesn't just ''fall short'' with regard to representation. It is a film that glorifies the antebellum south. It is a film that, when it is not ignoring the horrors of slavery, pauses only to perpetuate some of the most painful stereotypes of people of color," "It is a film that, as part of the narrative of the ''Lost Cause'', romanticizes the Confederacy in a way that continues to give legitimacy to the notion that the secessionist movement was something more, or better, or more noble than what it was — a bloody insurrection to maintain the ''right'' to own, sell and buy human beings," External link

firstpost Wednesday, June 10, 2020 10:53:00 AM EAT

John Ridley argued : "It is a film that, when it is not ignoring the horrors of slavery, pauses only to perpetuate some of the most painful stereotypes of people of color," External link

foxnews Wednesday, June 10, 2020 7:18:00 AM EAT

John Ridley said : “People want happiness and escapism – of course they do,” “But … it breaks my heart that most people won’t have the wherewithal to go after something more complicated” External link

guardian Sunday, May 31, 2020 5:57:00 PM EAT

John Ridley raconte : "J'entends encore beaucoup de gens à Hollywood dire +que peut-on faire?+ pour diversifier les talents devant ou derrière la caméra" External link

afp-fr Thursday, January 12, 2017 8:45:00 AM EAT

John Ridley said ( about Judah Ben Hur ) : “A lot of [film] people would look at Ben-Hur and say: ‘I’ m not going to touch that,’ ” External link

timescolonist Tuesday, August 16, 2016 3:50:00 PM EAT

John Ridley afirmou : "É algo que está acontecendo agora, damos a oportunidade para o espectador ver que são vozes reais" External link

bonde Thursday, August 4, 2016 12:34:00 AM EAT

John Ridley said : “I think that was a challenge to bring it to the networks, that it was a black show and black people, but we were not all one type,” External link

nytimes Thursday, March 19, 2015 4:44:00 AM EAT

John Ridley said : “It hurt so painfully when the show did not get picked up,” External link

nytimes Thursday, March 19, 2015 4:44:00 AM EAT

John Ridley said : “one of the ongoing pains of my life,” External link

nytimes Thursday, March 19, 2015 4:44:00 AM EAT

John Ridley said : “If it had been two years after we’d done ‘Platinum,’ I would probably take no joy in its success,” External link

nytimes Thursday, March 19, 2015 4:44:00 AM EAT

John Ridley said : "There are more different kinds of shows talking about different perspectives in different places than ever before," External link

abclocal Friday, March 6, 2015 12:19:00 AM EAT

John Ridley said : "Those things that are not necessarily central to the crime that happens, but I think they are essential to these characters, to these individuals, and who they are," External link

abclocal Friday, March 6, 2015 12:19:00 AM EAT

John Ridley said : "We're certainly making an effort to make a show that is reflective of what's going on in this country today," "That was the mandate which was presented to me, to be frank in this kind of discussion" External link

latimes Friday, February 27, 2015 9:18:00 PM EAT

John Ridley said : "To the degree of what's going in America today, there are parallels that will be drawn," External link

latimes Friday, February 27, 2015 9:18:00 PM EAT

John Ridley said : "The issues of faith and family touch everyone," External link

latimes Friday, February 27, 2015 9:18:00 PM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
producer13.89%EN04/16/201716/04/2017
creator8.33%EN04/15/201715/04/2017
executive producer2.78%EN04/13/201713/04/2017
writer62.50%EN04/07/201707/04/2017
actor4.17%EN03/05/201405/03/2014
slave8.33%EN03/03/201403/03/2014
Names Lang Count
John RidleyEN67.29%
John RidleyPT19.63%
John RidleyFR12.62%
John RidleyES0.47%


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