There has been a lot of controversy surrounding the Golden Globe winning film Green Book. The film is based on a true story about a racist driver and a black concert pianist named Dr. Don Shirley. During their road trip across the south, they bond and learn to love each other.
Shirley’s family does NOT approve of the film…
“Shirley’s family spoke out against the film, disputing its depiction of the events of the tour and stating they had not been contacted during production or conception. Director Peter Farrelly, Mortensen, and Vallelonga have vigorously defended the film and suggested there may have been tension between Dr. Shirley and his relatives.”
That was the first knock against the film. The second knock? Director Peter Farrelly’s history of showing his penis on set. He repeatedly flashed his penis on set during the ’90s. He claims he thought it was funny…
“True. I was an idiot. I did this decades ago and I thought I was being funny and the truth is I’m embarrassed and it makes me cringe now. I’m deeply sorry.”
The third knock? The Twitter account of Nick Vallelonga, the writer of Green Book. Vallelonga deleted his Twitter account this week after users found an anti-muslim tweet he posted a few years ago.
He was replying to Donald Trump, who claimed he saw the same thing. Those reports have been debunked and only the conservative media spreads them now.
To make matters worse, one of the stars of Green Book, Mahershala Ali is a muslim, so it’s the ultimate slap in the face.
Nick Vallelonga wrote Green Book. My industry just gave him a Golden Globe for writing. This remains on his timeline.
Mahershala Ali is a Muslim, and a beautiful, generous and kind man.
This is all just too disgusting. pic.twitter.com/LYVbpFZFUL
— Jordan Horowitz (@jehorowitz) January 10, 2019
It’s pretty interesting that Nick just straight up deleted his account. Makes you wonder what other racist sh*t was on there.