It seems YouTubers are under some misconception that they can do whatever the hell they want these days. First PewDiePie, then Logan Paul and now Kian Lawley – who’s apparently also famous even though I’ve never heard of him. If it’s not racism then it’s dead bodies in the woods, in this case though, yeah, it’s the racism again rearing its ugly head from someone unexpected…
Kian Lawley was set to appear in the upcoming film ‘The Hate U Give’ as random boyfriend #2.
Looks like he took the title of the film a little too literally and Twentieth Century Fox Films were less than impressed.
Due to the controversy surrounding his past comments and behavior, Kian Lawley will no longer appear in ‘The Hate U Give, The studio plans to recast the role of Chris and reshoot scenes as needed.”
An undated video of Lawley making racist remarks was uploaded late last month by YouTube user Just Trash. Though it has just more than 42,000 views, the video drew enough attention to prompt a response from Lawley two days ago, before he was let go from the film.
“If u don’t learn from ur mistakes, u can never grow as a person,” he wrote on Twitter. “I’ve learned a lot & i am grateful to have the power to change.”
The film stars Amandla Stenberg as lead character Starr Carter, a teen who is growing up in a poor, primarily black neighbourhood but attends an affluent prep school with mostly white peers. After she witnesses police shoot her unarmed childhood friend, Starr finds herself in conflict with her two worlds more than ever.
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