May 24, 2024 3:04 am

Star Wars' Billy Dee Williams on Blackface: 'You Should Do It!'
Star Wars' Billy Dee Williams on Blackface: 'You Should Do It!'

Star Wars’ Billy Dee Williams on Blackface: ‘You Should Do It!’

The legendary Billy Dee Williams, famous for playing Lando Calrissian in Star Wars and Harvey Dent in Batman (1989), sat down for a bizarre (though honest and congenial) conversation with television personality Bill Maher for his Club Random podcast. It was an awkward conversation with a lot of interruptions and digressions, lapses of memory and grumpy rambling (“I don’t know what this generation is all about,” Williams says to Maher’s agreement). Maher is not a fan of woke ideology and ‘the kids today,’ but even he was shocked by Williams’ laissez-faire attitude about race and racism — and blackface.

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​Billy Dee Williams (Lando Calrissian) appeared on Bill Maher’s podcast Club Random and discussed blackface and those dang kids today. Read More