David O. Russell is a fantastic director and has worked on so many great films, so it’s a shame to see that he’s such a mindless fucking idiot in his day-to-day life. You see, our pal David worked with Jennifer Lawrence on The Silver Linings Playbook (great film) and American Hustle (haven’t watched yet, but also probably great) and knows how hectic her life is, especially since the Hunger Games franchise is still going. She’s literally always working, you see – almost like slaves!
Here’s what he said last week:
“I personally think they should give her a bit of breathing room over there because they’re printing money.
“But she’s a very alive person. I’ll tell you what it is about that girl – talk about 12 years of slavery, that’s what the franchise is. I’m going to get in so much trouble for saying that.”
I literally have so few words for that, that I’m not going to say any. I think it speaks for itself. A movie star’s hectic life of making millions of dollars is not IN ANY WAY, SHAPE OR FORM anything like slaves being beaten, forced to work in insane conditions, raped, separated from their families and SO MANY OTHER HORRORS. He also clearly knew he shouldn’t have been saying it, and yet he did it anyway. Ah, the privilege of being a rich white man. What a wonderful world!
In any case, I guess all the shit he’s getting finally got to him, because Russell has decided to issue an apology that doesn’t sound at all heartfelt and really kinda means nothing:
“Clearly, I used a stupid analogy in a poor attempt at humor. I realized it the minute I said it and I’m truly sorry.”
Ah yes, it’s always hilarious when white people joke about slavery. What a knee-slapper! Christ, what’s wrong with people’s brains? Let’s just take a scene from your own movie: