Black. Female. Nerds. Why the Hidden Figures SAG win is YUUUGE
Hollywood dumps on Trump
Two days after Donald Trump signed the most racially prejudiced executive order in recent memory, Hollywood raised their collective middle fingers in a dramatic F*ck you. Hidden Figures, an uplifting story about the black female mathematicians who helped launch the first human into orbit, was awarded the Screen Actors Guild award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture.
Read that again: Black. Female. Nerds. On another day, the members of this holy trifecta would be making headlines for all the wrong reasons.
But not today.
While almost every winner used their time on the SAG stage to call out Trump and his divisive policies, Hidden Figures leading star Taraji P Henson chose to end the night with a positive message.
“This film is about unity. The shoulders of the women that we stand on are there American heroes: Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughn and Mary Jackson. Without them, we would not know how to reach the stars. These women did not complain about the problems, the issues the circumstances. They focused on solutions.”
She added, “This story is about what happens when we put our differences aside, and we come together as a human race. We win. Love wins every time.”
Hey Trump, are you listening?