This is what happens when sound judgement is clouded by a cheque.
Two performers who were set to appear in the now cancelled ‘Exhibit B’ exhibition have spoken out.
Stella Odunlami, who played the role of a Nigerian asylum seeker in Exhibit B, told The Independent:
“I think this is insane in 2014. I’m upset and angry. The protests claim the performers are puppets and have sold out, which I find deeply offensive. The protesters have censored me and silenced me. The sense of irony here is heavy.”
CLICK HERE to watch Stella’s interview with the BBC, where she claims “we were terrified”.
Kandy Rohmann, 34, who was due to play the hostess in the production, said:
“It’s a travesty. The aggression has been shocking. I am upset, angry and disappointed in London and as someone with Caribbean heritage. It’s really sad; it was such a wonderful opportunity for minority performers.”
Stella was a puppet for Brett Bailey and now it seems she has graduated into becoming a puppet for the Barbican via BBC News.
Good job Stella!
As for Kandy, the only travesty here is that black performers like yourself agreed to appear in that mess.
“The aggression has been shocking” – Really Kandy? Were the sounds of African drums too much for you? *major side eye*
It’s really sad; it was such a wonderful opportunity for minority performers.” – I don’t know whether to laugh or cry at that statement.
Earlier today reader Melissa summed up South African artist and director Brett Bailey (who loves to spout the word ‘nigger’ during rehearsals).
Brett Bailey is an egotistical psycho who seems to fetishize slavery and black suffering. Looking at his Facebook page Third World Bunfight, there are lots of questionable posts including one today about Sara Myers.
I don’t believe that Brett Bailey’s intentions behind ‘Exhibit B’ are good. This is a character (who loves to say the word ‘nigger’ around his black and gullible performers) has an unhealthy obsession with the torture, humiliation and rape of Africans, and I don’t believe for one second that he created this exhibition to “challenge racism”.
A South African man with a warped agenda, who grew up and languished under the evil apartheid regime CANNOT and WILL NOT “teach” me about my history.
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