Donald Glover and Atlanta crew were subjected to racist harassment while filming in London

The authors of Atlanta It was revealed that members of the cast and crew, including Donald Gloverwas racially harassed while filming in London last year.

FXPopular comedy series, starring Glover, Bryan Tyree Henry, LaKeith Stanfield and Zazie Beetzwas filmed for the third season in the UK, which is different from the usual Georgia setting.

Speaking during this week’s TCA press conference, writer and executive producer Stephen Glover recalls a racist incident that occurred on the crew’s first night in the British capital.

It started when a group of drunk people started Atlanta crew outside of a bar.

“This group of people goes up,” said Glover (every Diversity). “And maybe one of them recognizes Donald or recognizes him. And she stopped, and they started asking if they knew anywhere around here to get something to drink. I think we talked to them for a second. It’s this girl and two or three boys.”

One of the woman’s friends is said to have commented that Atlanta The writer might break into a bar, suggesting that “you all carry hammers” (referring to guns).

“Mind you, all the above writers Atlanta, is black,” Glover continued. “So he’s implying that we all have hammers, and we can break into this place, which we overlooked.

“It was insulting, but not offensive at the same time because it took us five minutes to fully understand. He got to a point where it was as if the hint was lost on our part, he identified it specifically and he said, ‘You’re black, you’ve gone to jail and you’re doing things. such thing.’ Like, he kept doubling it down. ”

Brian Tyree Henry in a scene from the new season of ‘Atlanta’


Glover said the man then told his female friend to “run”, telling her Atlanta the crew was “going to rape you”.

Glover added: “The girl literally said ‘I’m sorry’ when she was taken away. “So it’s pretty bad.”

Donald Glover added: “We just stood there, like, ‘What just happened?”

Atlanta season three returns to FX on March 24 in the US. In the UK, it will be available to stream on Disney Plus.

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Tom Vazquez

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