The latest episode of It’s always sunny in Philadelphia has admitted to a wrongdoing in the past.
In 2020, Netflix scrapped a season six episode titled “Dee Reynolds: Shaping America Youth,” in which Rob McElhenney played Danny Glover in the spoof sequel to the action drama Lethal Weapon.
The episode saw McElhenney use black face while as Glover in the film, Roger Murtaugh.
McElhenney uses blackface again for the same reason in episode 9 “Lethal Weapon 6”.
The show’s actor and screenwriter decided to make the decision in the latest episode of the 15th season, with the characters uniting to make the seventh Deadly Weapon movie.
In the meta episode, the characters discover that their past Lethal Weapon “sequels” have been removed from the local library due to the blackface.
To correct the error, they decided to hire a Black actor to play Glover’s character.
McElhenney’s Mac told his friends: “Hollywood has a very clear code of ethics about mistakes.
“Woody Allen, Roman Polanski – a mistake and that was a mistake,” he added, to which Dennis (Glenn Howerton) replied, “No, actually those people are still making movies for the next 40 years.”
After “eloquently” announced that he would not play Glover in their next film, Mac remained silent.
“I feel like you’re talking very slowly and pausing a lot – I don’t know what’s going on,” Charlie Day’s Charlie, with Mac saying, “I’m waiting for you guys to compliment me on what I’m doing. something anti-racist and I think I deserve credit for that. ”
The episode was written by Keyonna Taylor, Katie McElhenney, Rob McElhenney and Charlie Day, directed by Pete Chatmon.
https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/tv/news/its-always-sunny-blacface-rob-mcelhenney-b1969734.html It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia admits past wrongdoing in latest episode