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Ava DuVernay explains the upside to being snubbed by Golden Globes; slams Megyn Kelly for calling out Colin Kaepernick


ABC/Paula Lobo Ava DuVernay is taking her Golden Globes snub in stride.

Although her limited Netflix series, When They See Us, on the Exonerated Five was passed over for a Golden Globes nomination, the director decided to thank The Hollywood Foreign Press for the overlook.

“Upside of not being nominated for Golden Globe for WHEN THEY SEE US: I don’t have to juggle getting into hair, makeup + gown while researching, reading and worrying about impeding war,” she tweeted sharing a gif of her politely clapping at an award show. “Also: easier to block trolls without newly manicured nails. Thanks, HFPA. This is a win win!”

DuVernay’s comment on the “impending war” is a reference to the recent U.S. airstrike that killed Iran’s top general Qassem Soleimani, causing many to believe that there will be a major escalation and possible war involving the U.S.

The director also had some choice words for former NBC journalist Megyn Kelly, who called out Colin Kaepernick for commenting on the hypocrisy of America.

“There is nothing new about American terrorist attacks against Black and Brown people for the expansion of American imperialism,” Kaepernick tweeted.

Kelly then retweeted back, “Because everything is racist. Everything. Even fighting back against terrorists who kill Americans. Nike, feeling proud?”

That’s when DuVernay jumped in.

“Shame on you, Megyn,” she wrote.

Megyn then quickly hit back, calling Kaepernick’s claims “bulls***” and adding, “Killing a terrorist is not about skin color; it’s about protecting our country from a guy who murdered hundreds of Americans, period.”

That’s when things heated up between the two, with DuVernay telling Megyn to “educate” herself.

“You should be ashamed,” she tweeted. “Educate yourself before you talk about racism and legitimate claims. You sound like what you are. Ignorant. Attention seeking. And desperate. That will be all.”

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