The Late Kevin Samuels Makes A Cameo In The FX’s Sequence ‘Atlanta’

The late Kevin Samuels, a polarizing YouTuber who thought-about himself a picture marketing consultant and relationship guru, rose to fame since becoming a member of the platform in 2015 and gained 1.4 million subscribers and over 1.2 million Instagram followers. Samuels’ followers consumed the movies he produced disparaging Black girls, typically maligning their seems and weight, in accordance to NBC Information. 

Samuels, who died at age 53, had lots of his followers laud him for his poisonous and misogynistic perspective on girls; he even got here beneath fireplace final month for labeling single girls over the age of 35 as “leftovers.”

A few of his hottest movies included Girls Ought to Let Males Use Them, How A lot Does Your Submission Value, Fashionable Girls Are Common at Greatest, and Girls Love When Males Cheat, Advanced studies.

So it’s no shock why controversy nonetheless surrounds his cameo within the FX sequence Atlanta. Samuels seems within the episode titled Wealthy Wigga, Poor Wigga which opens with a 2021 Travis Scott observe “Escape Plan,” the place viewers are launched to the episode’s predominant character named Aaron.

 Aaron, performed by actor Tyriq Withers, is a biracial scholar at Stonewall Jackson Excessive Faculty who’s making ready to depart the consolation of highschool and enter faculty life.  

In walks Samuels as a visitor speaker on the faculty, Robert “Shea” Lee, who the varsity administration describes to the scholars as a “businessman/philanthropist/thinker/Christian.” 

Samuels’ character pronounces in his speech that he’ll donate $1 million to the varsity and pay the tutoring of each senior, so long as they’re Black. Aaron, although biracial, finds himself in a quagmire as a result of he identifies as white and takes nice lengths to distance himself from the Black tradition. But, he would vastly profit from Lee’s monetary help for his faculty schooling. 

The episode was directed and penned by sequence creator Donald Glover who additionally included different contentious figures in earlier Atlanta anthology episodes like Chet Hanks, who the Black group has accused of appropriation of Caribbean tradition. Additionally, Liam Neeson as soon as publicized his need to kill a Black man after studying of the rape of an in depth buddy, in accordance to BBC. 

Glover is very considered an innovator for the creation of Atlanta, which many critics hail as “arguably essentially the most thrilling tv of the present period,” in response to Advanced.

To make amends for episode view right here.

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