Usher fans are urging him to distance himself from a critically panned movie named ‘Burden’.
Full story below… The movie tells the tale of a man, a member of the barbaric Ku Klux Klan, who changes his life and steps away from racism with the help two black men portrayed by Forest Whitaker and Usher.
Today, as he prepares to relaunch his career with a long-awaited R&B album, the ‘Climax’ singer has learned that the picture – which is based on a true story- is expected to fare just as poorly at the box office as it has with critics.
A wave of reviews condemning the movie’s simplistic views on race relations, and efforts to convince audiences to empathise with its racist protagonist.
“The KKK redemption drama BURDEN means well…”
let me stop you right there, @AVCFilm
— Juliette Binoche – The Shaman of Sperm (@FakeTJHawke) February 26, 2020
— D.ServemRite© (@DServemRite) February 10, 2020
What we are not going to do is make a movie about being nice to KKK members ?
— Big Upper Bawdy (@Astrolita__) February 19, 2020
The picture recently earned a Rotten score of 59 on the review-aggregation platform Rotten Tomatoes.
Who needs another story about a reprehensible racist discovering that racism is something he was taught, not something that we’re born believing? And it’s a film that falls victim to a few other tropes as well, including Black characters who seem designed to help the white protagonist on his journey to discovery and the edge of what’s often called ‘poverty porn,’ in which less well-off people are used in a way that feels exploitative more than genuine.
The story ends up lopsided, defining its Black characters by their struggle while giving the town’s racist whites a more fully formed humanity.
Have you seen the movie?