Hollywood icon, Samuel L. Jackson was in Ghana as part of his “Enslaved” documentary project and made sure to capture every part of his journey that caught his eye for the world to see.
Though many were excited about his visit to the country, others chastised him for his choice of photography as photos he shared on his Instagram page with his six million followers perceived Ghana to be a village.
Many including vociferous filmmaker, Leila Djansi, were of the view that Jackson could have shared more “balanced” pictures of Ghana.
In a Facebook post to lambast the Hollywood actor, Leila Djansi described his photos as “Western bullsh*tary”
“ @samuelljackson has an agenda not different from Western bullsh*tary. They always have to portray Africa as downtrodden, hustling kids … to keep us down and keep investors away” she wrote.
The backlash has reached Jackson and he responded with a tweet, explaining that he posted what caught his attention. “I posted what caught my eye & know all too well that the posts coming from the continent show an affluent, modern & high fashion lifestyle enjoyed by many. Who cares what my hotel room looked like? ” he wrote.
See his tweet below and share your thought with us.
.@SamuelLJackson Hello Sir, how are you doing? I’ve seen growing concerns from Africans about you not balancing your posts on your visit with some of developed city life also. Can I interview you on that?
— Ameyaw Debrah #BBNaija (@ameyaw112) August 17, 2019