Hypocrisy: ‘Think Like A Man’ is banned in France for ‘lack of diversity’

By Chris Witherspoon of the Grio.com


Taraji P. Henson in 'Think Like a Man'

Taraji P. Henson in 'Think Like a Man'

Think like A Man is arguably the most successful black film of 2012, raking in $85 million in U.S. ticket sales since being released in April. However, the film has been met with harsh criticism oversees, and is banned in France, due to the predominately African-American film’s “lack of diversity.”

This has been the second major race-based controversy in France in just the past few weeks. Last month the first ‘Miss Black France’ pageant sparked controversy within the French community. Critics of the contest claimed it was “stupid” and “detrimental to French values.”

The banning of Think Like A Man in France due to a lack “diversity” is ironic because there are several American and international films with all white casts that have been released in French theaters this year. Titanic 3D, starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslett, American Reunion, starring Jason Biggs, Tara Reid, and Chris Klein, and Mirror Mirror, starring Julia Roberts, have all hit French theaters in the past year.