Samuel L Jackson Hits Back At Critics Who Accused Him Of Portraying “A Poor Africa” On His Social Media Platforms

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It’s the Year of Return and a number of black people in America who have some kind of ancestral trace to the continent are visiting Ghana this year to commemorate 400 years since the first recorded slave ship arrived in the United States of America.

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One of those people is Hollywood star, Samuel L Jackson. He is in the country to shoot a documentary on slavery.

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However, one thing that has marred his great visit to Ghana is the kind of photos of the country which he posts on his social media platforms.

A lot of people including renowned Ghanaian filmmaker, Leila Djansi raised concerns of how Mr Jackson is portraying Ghana to the world.

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In an attempt to find answers for the reason why he posted those photos, Ghanaian blogger, Ameyaw Debrah reached out to Mr Jackson on Twitter…

And Samuel L. Jackson somewhat gave a reason why he had to post those photos on social media.

According to him, “I posted what caught my eye & know all too well that the posts coming from the continent show an affluent, modern & high fashion lifestyle enjoyed by many.”

“Who cares what my hotel room looked like?!” the actor added.

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What do you make of Samuel L. Jackson’s response? Has he really justified the reason why he posted those photos?

Let us know what you think…

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