Ahead of its December 9th streaming premiere, Antoine Fuqua’s Emancipation finds itself in the middle of more controversy. At Wednesday’s Los Angeles premiere for the film, Joey McFarland showed off the original 1863 photograph “The Scourged Back” on the red carpet during an interview with Variety. Backlash for his decision to present the famed artifact ensued with many furious by his choice to bring “a piece of Peter” onto the red carpet and his self-proclaimed “historical collection” which holds enslaved memorabilia. He issued an official apology statement via Instagram on Sunday amidst public criticism.
Emancipation’s producer finally issues an apology after coming under fire for his possession of a historical photograph of an enslaved man. Read More