Donald Glover has had the internet talking since the release of his new series on Amazon Prime called ‘Swarm’. Now, people are criticizing Donald Glover over the advice he gave Dominique Fishback about how she should approach her character Dre in the series.
Glover said in his interview with Vulture, “I kept telling her, ‘You’re not regular people. You don’t have to find the humanity in your character. That’s the audience’s job.'” He continued, “She really was lost a lot of the time. Think of it more like an animal and less like a person … Actors, in general, they want to get layered performances. And I don’t think Dre is that layered.” He added, “I wanted her performance to be brutal. It’s a raw thing. It reminds me of how I have a fear with dogs because I’m like, ‘You’re not looking at me in the eye, I don’t know what you’re capable of.'”
Many people were upset over Donald Glover’s advice to Fishback and called him out online. One person said, “Every time something comes out about Donald Glover and his hatred for black women, I just can’t help but remember the time he said he gets turned on by white women calling him the hard r and how he had an entire Tumblr where he pretended to be an Asian woman.” Another person added, “This is why we need not continue elevating people with a proven record of harboring internalized anti-Blackness or being problematic in our community. Any project he’s involved in is going to bear the mark of his biases, regardless of whomever else he’s collaborating with.”