ABC Cancels Roseanne Following “Abhorrent, Repugnant” Joke by Roseanne Barr

ABC has officially canceled Roseanne following the reaction show creator and star Roseanne Barr’s “joke” about former Obama aide Valerie Jarrett. Barr tweeted that Jarrett looked like “the Muslim Brotherhood & Planet of the Apes had a baby,” prompting Roseanne producer Wanda Sykes to quit the show and sparking a wave of backlash on social media and […]

Walking Dead Collectible Sparks Racism Controversy at North Carolina Credit Union

A Funko Mystery Mini collectible doll has caused an uproar in Raleigh, North Carolina, after a woman complained to the management of a local credit union branch about a The Walking Dead statue depicting one of Michonne’s “pets,” undead zombies whose arms and jaws have been removed, making them docile and allowing Michonne to lead them around […]

Lovecraft Country: Luther’s Wunmi Mosaku Joins Jordan Peele, J.J. Abrams HBO Series

Wunmi Mosaku (Kiri, The End of the F**king World) will be joining lead opposite previously announced Jonathan Majors and Jurnee Smollett-Bell in HBO‘s upcoming drama series Lovecraft Country, Deadline Hollywood reports. Adapted from Matt Ruff‘s novel of the same name, the project stems from Academy Award winner Jordan Peele‘s (Get Out) Monkeypaw Productions, J.J. Abrams’s Bad Robot and Warner Bros. Television. Yann Demange (Top […]

‘Hostiles’ Jonathan Majors Taking HBO’s Journey Through Lovecraft Country

Jonathan Majors (Hostiles) will be joining previously announced Jurnee Smollett-Bellhas on HBO‘s upcoming series roadtrip through Lovecraft Country. Adapted from Matt Ruff‘s novel of the same name, the project stems from Academy Award winner Jordan Peele‘s (Get Out) Monkeypaw Productions, J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot and Warner Bros Television. Yann Demange (Top Boy) will direct and executive produce […]

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Dear White People Vol. 2 Trailer Finds Sam Back on the Air, Facing Online Stalker

If you thought things were going to go back to “as is” at Winchester University, Netflix‘s first official trailer for Dear White People -Vol. 2 is here to set you straight. Created/executive produced by Justin Simien and set for a May 4th premiere, the new season finds Sam (Logan Browning) back in the booth and […]

AMC Develops Black Lives Matter Book ‘They Can’t Kill Us All’ For Series

Wesley Lowery’s ground-breaking 2016 bestseller They Can’t Kill Us All: Ferguson, Baltimore, and a New Era in America’s Racial Justice is coming to television. AMC announced that the nonfiction book has been ordered to development as a potential dramatic series. LaToya Morgan (Into the Badlands, Turn: Washington’s Spies) will serve as series writer, and will […]

Howard Chaykin Responds To Controversy

We’ve been covering the controversy caused by Howard Chaykin‘s latest comic, The Divided States of Hysteria, extensively here at Bleeding Cool. Not just the incredibly graphic cover to the comic’s fourth issue, revealed recently as part of Image Comics’ September solicits, and the intense backlash and upset that it caused, but also at the start […]

Comic Publisher Puts The Negro Motorist Green Book Back Into Print

The Negro Motorist Green Book and The Negro Travelers Green Book are one of the most famous American guidebook series of the twentieth century. Originally created by postal worker Victor H. Green and published in 1936, they were intended as a guide for African-Americans travelling the country looking for safe places. It provided a guide to […]

Finding Complaints About A Black Deadshot Is Really, Really Hard

We know the drill. A beloved white comic book character from the sixties or seventies is announced as being played by a black actor in an upcoming TV or movie series. So we go online to try and find the outraged reaction, so as to mock it. Except. Um… I’m so glad they made Deadshot […]