From the good ole folks over at Bad Lip Reading, this is The Redneck’s edition of The Avenges.
Uncle of the year indeed! Not many men would do this for their own child, but this 26-year-old man from Detroit did it for his niece. He explained that she was embarrassed to wear her princess dress by herself, so the man, Jesse Nagy, donned a borrowed dress and the two princesses were on their way.
Jesse Nagy posted a photograph of himself wearing the strapless dress to Facebook on Sunday along with the caption: ‘Sometimes you just have to be a princess. Going to see Cinderella! Uncle of the year.’
In the picture his chest hair, tattoos, muscular arms and facial scruff cut a comical contrast to the girly get-up he’s wearing.
The full-time actor topped off the ensemble with a diamante handbag and tiara – although he stuck to comfortable flip-flops instead of glass slippers.
‘The niece was embarrassed to wear her princess costume to the movies. The uncle didn’t like that,’ explained a worker at the theater who took a photo with the duo.
Thousands of commenters have applauded Nagy for his actions.
One fan wrote: ‘From a mom that has a son your age . . . it warms my heart what you did.’
Another joked: ‘Welcome to being the most wanted man in America.’
Nagy told ABC News he will continue taking Izzy out on their special dates even if it involves dressing up.
‘If it’s going to make her happy, I’ll do it, I don’t care.’
He added that the princess dressing stunt got him more publicity in three hours than his five years of professional acting put together.
“As a black person, I can honestly say I am exhausted and bored with these kinds of ‘dramatic race’ films. I’m convinced these black race films are created for a white, liberal film audience to engender white guilt…” — Orville Lloyd Douglas of TheGuardian
Based on a true story of one man’s fight for survival and freedom. In the pre-Civil War United States, Solomon Northup (Chiwetel Ejiofor), a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery.
Facing cruelty as well as unexpected kindnesses, Solomon struggles not only to stay alive, but to retain his dignity. In the twelfth year of his unforgettable odyssey, Solomon’s chance meeting with a Canadian abolitionist alters his life forever.
But, Black journalist, Orville Lloyd Douglas of TheGuardian says he’s not too interested in catching this kind of film;
“As a black person, I can honestly say I am exhausted and bored with these kinds of ‘dramatic race’ films. I’m convinced these black race films are created for a white, liberal film audience to engender white guilt and make them feel bad about themselves. Regardless of your race, these films are unlikely to teach you anything you don’t already know. Frankly, why can’t black people get over slavery? Or, at least, why doesn’t anyone want to see more contemporary portrayals of black lives? ”
I can understand his point. No doubt that movies like this may elicit feelings of guilt in white people. I have white friends who ask me, “Why can’t black people just get over slavery? That was hundreds of years ago!”. And I can feel that they truly want to get past the ugly, shamefulness of people who looked like them relegating people who looked like me, a dear friend, to chattel. But it did happen.
And it happened in a place not far away but right here, in this place and space that we’re in right now. Four generations is not that long ago when you break it down from great-great grandparents to grandparents.
The African – American story is as important and as relevant a story as any other race’s in this country. Instead of guilt, try just respecting that heritage. And while were at it, respect the Native – American, Asian – American, Latino – American and every other dash American whose stories get minimized and trivialized when the history of the United States is told.
No one is naive enough to think that any hardcore racists will find their way into theatres to watch this movie. But maybe such ‘dramatic race films’ will cause people, black and white, who are ‘liberal’ mainly at face value — you know, the ones who think that blacks should just “get over that slavery stuff” — to utilize films like ’12 Years’ as an excercise to examine of the various ways in which racism is entrenched in this country, and understand how it draws parallels with how things are right now. Particularly over the last 5 years, as many Americans continue to have a difficult time ‘adjusting’ to the idea of an African-American as POTUS.
But that of course is your prerogative. No guilt, no pressure.