Family of the black pianist who ‘inspired’ Green Book believe the best picture win was shameful example of Hollywood playing lip service to racial equity


The niece of the black pianist depicted in the Oscar winning Green Book has described the celebration of the movie as ‘a shame,’ and shared her belief that director Peter Farrelly ‘took a jab’ at her father during his acceptance speech.

Speaking exclusively to Karole, 47, said, ‘I wholeheartedly believe that Peter Farrelly took a jab at my father in his speech.

‘He said there’s this saying, ‘If you want to go fast go alone. If you want to go far go together.’

‘That is actually an African proverb that my father learned from my grandfather. My father has said it many times now publicly in the context of how this movie got there quickly because they did not consult anyone who was family.

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