Alan Markfield Tyrese Gibson and director Deon Taylor are claiming that their cop thriller Black and Blue is being banned in certain theaters.
In a series of Instagram posts by Gibson, the actor says fans can’t even get access to the film on theater websites.
“So they have now banned our movie from certain chains and when you swipe and pay for Black and Blue it swaps for ANOTHER movie that they’re showing….????,” Gibson says, captioning a video of Taylor showing that the audience reviews on opening night were at 95 percent.
Taylor adds that theaters have been misprinting tickets and that certain chains refuse to play the movie because of its content. The film follows a rookie cop being targeted by a group of corrupt cops after she witnesses an officer murder a drug dealer.
Tyrese continues, “I hate to be one of those that speak to racism so I will let YOU tell me what you think is going on..????”
In another Instagram post, the actor shares clips from the film and continues to complain about the alleged ban.
“I’m sorry you’re dealing with this Deon damn man They wanna ban our movie..?,” he says. “Go there anyway and demand that your money goes towards the right movie…… This s*** feels like voter suppression:.?? Wtf is going on.”
It appears Tyrese’s relentless promotion throughout the weekend has taken its toll. In a new Instagram, Gibson shared a photo of himself in the hospital with a message about his health.
“Ya’ll know they can’t keep a good man down for long….. #HealthIsWealth,” he wrote. “Damn near 700+ interviews in the last 2 weeks for our little beloved #BlackAnsBlueMovie…Out of here in a few hours (hopefully).”
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