A film critic, USA Today writer Brian Truitt, is now being ridiculed and mocked across the internet after the writer gave a speech, complaining to the public about how there were not enough women and ‘actors of color’ in new World War II movie, ‘Dunkirk’.
The entire movie revolves around the British Expeditionary Force – an army which did not have females among its ranks.
The internet lashed out immediately, calling Truitt out for his lack of awareness.
The Daily Mail reports:
Despite his historical blunder, the critic generally gave the film by director Christopher Nolan a glowing review – going as far as praising the ‘real-life heroism’ of the famous evacuation in 1940.
He added: ‘Nolan’s ambitious story revolves around three tales unfolding at different times over land, sea, and air, only coming together at the end.’
But Truitt lamented the film’s lack of diversity claiming ‘the fact that there are only a couple of women and no lead actors of colour may rub some the wrong way’.
He has now been criticised on Twitter with one user joking: ‘Historical accuracy… how dare they!’
Editor of National Review Online Charles W Cooke jokingly tweeted: ‘It was highly problematic that the British Expeditionary Force and the French army stranded such a monochrome crew.’
Washington Free Beacon’s Alex Grisworld added: “USA Today’s Dunkirk review is officially as absurd as conservative parodies of the social justice crowd.’
Many thought the social justice crowd had gone too far with Truitt’s outburst.