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Jill Scott Lashes Out at Reality TV Portrayal of African-Americans


The Chamber GroupJill Scott is adding to her film resume with her starring role in the new romantic comedy Baggage Claim, and she’s lashing out at the images of African-Americans on television.  She tells, “When the representation of an entire people is based on fictitious reality shows, it builds a certain box of who and what we are.  To be perfectly frank, we’ve got the wives of doctors fighting in ball gowns.”  She adds, “We’re not so simple.  I think that’s a big part of the problem.  You can’t expect someone to think differently if they are only shown a specific image.  Unfortunately, it’s a tarnished image.”

In Baggage Claim, Scott portrays a sexy flight attendant attempting to help her colleague, played by Paula Patton, find a husband.  The movie opens September 27 and features Trey Songz as a playboy music mogul.

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