Imitation Game actor, Benedict Cumberbatch has apologized for using the term ‘colored’ during a live interview on a PBS talk show.
While discussing lack of diversity in movies, He had said,
“I think as far as coloured actors go, it gets really different in the UK, and a lot of my friends have had more opportunities here [in the US] than in the UK, and that’s something that needs to change.
The 38-year-old, upon awareness of how his terminology may have been offensive said in a follow up statement,
I apologise to anyone who I offended for this thoughtless use of inappropriate language about an issue which affects friends of mine and which I care about deeply.”
However, the actor has been commended by many for speaking out on racial inequality in the industry and also highlighting the need for appropriate and inoffensive language to discuss racism in the movie industry.