Actor/rapper Arnold Oceng aka Snakey Man has starred in children’s drama Grange Hill, Top Boy, The Tapes and Adulthood.
In this interview he talks about his career and the struggles he faces being a black actor in the UK.
Start from mark 4.15
He says that black people complained the most about the hit Channel 4 drama Top Boy which aired last year. Yeah there were complaints because most of us are just tired of seeing young black men being depicted as the biggest set of losers on the planet, who spend their pitiful lives prowling around council estates engaging in road antics.
In response to his views on the black community’s reaction to Top Boy radio/Jump Off TV personality Miss Lala had this to say,
He blasts the black community for having issues with Top Boy, but then goes on to admit that all white people have seen of us is negative images on TV. So really, what the black community has to say is relevant, as he has just admitted that this is the case.
Your thoughts please….
England captain and Chelsea skipper John Terry will stand trial for “alleged” racist abuse conveniently after the European Championships on July 9th.
Terry is accused of calling QPR star Anton Ferdinand a “f*cking black c**t” during a match back on October. The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) said he is accused of a racially aggravated public order offence. Terry has pleaded “not guilty” to the charge.
Today his legal team issued the following statement saying,
“Mr Terry denies making any racist statement and will establish in court that he is not guilty of any such offence.
“Mr Terry has never racially abused another player in his entire career.”
Hahahahahahaa – OH WHATEVER JOHN. STOP LIE!
So basically the trial date has been set to take place after Euro 2012 so that this loser can still play captain to a lacklustre England team who will once again crash out of a major tournament in spectacular fashion.
Don Cornelius, creator and host of the legendary US show Soul Train has died. He was 75 years old.
Rest In Peace Don Cornelius.
“Man of the moment” Ed Sheeran has agreed to pose nude for a charity calendar. All funds will go towards Sir Elton John’s AIDS Foundation.
“I’m not a very confident guy when it comes to taking my clothes off. I was 14 stone and I’m now 11. It’s going to be the first time that I feel comfortable on-screen.
“I stopped drinking and got a personal trainer. I was a bit flabby to be fair. I moved out when I was 16 to a place above a pub with a kebab shop where I ate and drank and just got a bit chubby.
The photos are all going to be part of a catalogue that is going to be sold to raise money. A lot of people are doing it.”
Ed seems more interested in telling us about his diet and his lovely new figure.
Anyway yet another charitable campaign featuring celebrities in the nude *rolls eyes*. Let’s hope all the proceeds from the catalogue actually go on to help save and change lives.
The votes are in and website Brown Eyez has finally announced its Man And Woman Of The Year 2011.
As for Woman Of The Year….the coveted title for a second year running goes to founder of Mad News Janice aka Miss Mad News.
I am surprised that I still get so much support when I am constantly being accused of being a “hater”, negative and have been blacklisted from attending top-notch industry/community events (Hahahahahaha).
I would like to thank everyone who voted for me again this year and to all my readers who continue to support Mad News by keeping it fresh and alive with your lively debates and commentary.