Often times black media outlets/ journalists don’t receive recognition from many talents while on the red carpet at some major events.
However, producer Will Packer and actress Issa Rae let it be known how important it is for them to ALWAYS stop and speak to African American outlets. Packer said,
“When I see my folks on the carpet, I’m stopping. PERIOD,” Packer said.
“These are the outlets that promoted me when I started, so I’m always going to show love and respect.” She went on to say: “I would be nowhere without black outlets and I’ll never forget that,” Issa Rae added.
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HU Staff: Kecia Gayle @Kecia.Kae It was nothing but love at the world premiere of The Photograph; a romantic film written by #StellaMeghie and produced by #WillPacker. Hollywood Unlocked was on the red carpet where we got to speak with some of the great cast including #IssaRae, #YlanNoel, #ChantéAdams, #LilRel and more! ______________________________________________________________ While chatting with the stars about the new film, some shared how great it was to work with a predominantly black cast and be a part of a project that showcases black love, which we rarely see on our screens. The cast also shared some of the things that were important to them like acknowledging the journalists and outlets who have always supported them from the beginning. ______________________________________________________________ As some people may know, black outlets/ journalists usually get brushed off by talent while on the red carpet during some of these big events. But, Will Packer and Issa Rae let us know how important it is to them to ALWAYS stop and show love to us as well as the other outlets. Packer said, “When I see my folks on the carpet, I’m stopping. PERIOD.” Our girl Issa Rae added, “These are the outlets that promoted me when I started, so I’m always going to show love and respect.” She went on to say: “I would be nowhere without black outlets and I’ll never forget that.” ???????? ______________________________________________________________ Read more at thehollywoodunlocked.com, link in bio! ?: