A proposed movie about Nineteenth Century story of an African woman Saartjie “Sarah” Baartman whose body nude was on display in Europe has drawn the wrath of a South African chief over Beyoncé
It gas been rumoured that Beyoncé was set to make a film about Saartjie, who was enslaved in South Africa in 1810 who was forced to work in a freak show in Europe.
According to The Guardian of U.K, the singer has been alleged to be writing and acting in the proposed-film project.
About: She became known for her large buttocks and unusual colouring, taken to Europe in 1810 and objectified by those who would pay to see her half-naked body, under the stage name of Hottentot Venus.
But Chief Jean Burgess of the Ghonaqua First Peoples was quaoted by News24 as saying that Beyonce “lacks the basic human dignity to be worthy of writing Sarah’s story, let alone playing the part.” The chief wondered why the singer is showing interest in the South African woman. “Why not a story about an Indigenous American woman? I can only see arrogance in her attempt to tell a story that is not hers to tell.”
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