“I think as far as colored actors go, it gets really different in the UK, and a lot of my friends have had more opportunities here [in America] than in the UK, and that’s something that needs to change.”Quickly, the Sherlock stud claimed he was “an idiot” for using the phrase and his camp released the following statement:
“I’m devastated to have caused offence by using this outmoded terminology. I offer my sincere apologies. I make no excuse for my being an idiot and know the damage is done.”Reactions to Cumberbatch’s statement were mixed, but most agree that this gaffe highlights an issue in both the entertainment industry and society itself. What do you think, PopWrappers? Was Benedict Cumberbatch’s statement offensive or just an innocent slip of the tongue? If you were offended, was his apology good enough? Let us know, below!
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