Daniel Kaluuya is being praised on social media for his calm and articulate response to a reporter’s comment about Get Out.
During red carpet interviews at the Oscars on Sunday night, a journalist from Sky stated that the film’s racial themes ‘tick a lot of boxes in some ways.’
The star, who won Rising Star at this year’s BAFTAs, took the opportunity to explain what’s wrong with this notion.
‘We’re not boxes, though. Articulating the black experience isn’t a box. We’re articulating our truth. We’re human beings,’ he said.
Twitter didn’t take very long to pick up on the moment, praising Daniel for his handling of the conversation.
‘Daniel Kaluuya is wearing a flawless tuxedo, but just gave an even more note-perfect interview in the face of questioning that it would be charitable to call clumsy. A genuine star, class act,’ one tweet read.
‘Fair play to Daniel Kaluuya on this intelligent, impassioned response,’ said another tweet.
‘Daniel Kaluuya shutting down sky’s interviewer was the best thing i’ve seen all night,’ another added.
The actor, whose role in Get Out got him his very first Oscar nomination, also stars in Black Panther.