- Joined Jan 5, 2011
There's no definition. You are or you aren't. I'm not saying he isn't black. I'm saying he's not black enough for the part. He's a mixed man. And he looks mixed. Actually, he looks samoan 100%, but whatever. In most lights, he's really lightskined. I'm comparing him only to the context of the actual character. John Henry has been portrayed in a lot of ways throughout history...lightskin has never been one of them..especially considering he was a field slave.
*nothing personally against the rock, lightskin people (I'm not the darkest), or anything like that. MY argument is solely based on him being cast as John Henry over the multitude of black people that were more fitting in the looks department. Imo, the rock isn't relatable for black people if it was solely based on looks. But white people like Rock, and he's the type of black guy they want to market.
Rock comes out ultra tan.. in black face, hands is getting thrown.