Anthony Mackie vs. theGrio Over Dreadlock Comment
In an interview on Wednesday, actor Anthony Mackie accused theGrio of editing his controversial statements suggesting that black men with ‘dreadlocks’ lead to racial profiling.
He claims that our Entertainment Editor Chris Witherspoon “lied” and misled him into believing that the portion of that interview was not on record. Nothing could be further from the truth.
Witherspoon has interviewed Mackie on multiple occasions and has known the actor for two years. Witherspoon and theGrio have no interest in harming Mackie’s reputation. When he sat down with Mackie, it was not under the pretense of friendship but as a reporter and subject.