*We previously reported that Leslie David Baker, who played Stanley on NBC’s “The Office,” launched a Kickstarter campaign for a spinoff centered on his character.
Baker and his business partner, producer Sardar Khan, have since passed their goal of $300,000 to shoot the pilot. They plan to shop it to networks and streaming platforms.
The actor is now sharing some of the racist messages he received in reaction to the campaign.
“For those of you who don’t believe racism is still alive in the world…here’s the proof,” he captioned a Instagram post of screenshots of some of the comments he received, including photos of a lynching. Check out the post below.
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For those of you who don’t believe racism is still alive in the world… here’s the proof. Our goal has simply been to entertain and give the fans a quality series. These rants are evidence that there is still a great deal of work that needs to be done here in America regarding racism. Bigotry and hate will not be allowed to irradicate art or Black people. Enough said.