While Harry Belafonte was at the Locarno Film Festival to pick up the Golden Leopard Honor Award, the singer and actor also discussed his fears of a Fourth Reich, why Mitt Romney shouldn’t be president as well as his disappointment with Jay-Z and Beyonce.
Excerpts from The Hollywood Reporter’s interview with Harry Belafonte:
THR: Would you want Mitt Romney to become the next U.S. president?
Belafonte: Only if I would like to see the end of civilization. No, absolutely not. Mitt Romney is not my cup of tea at all.
THR: Back to the occasion of the award for your acting career. Are you happy with the image of members of minorities in Hollywood today?
Belafonte: Not at all. They have not told the history of our people, nothing of who we are. We are still looking. We are not determinated. We are not driven by some technology that says you can kill Afghans, the Iraqis or the Spanish. It is all — excuse my French — shit. It is sad. And I think one of the great abuses of this modern time is that we should have had such high-profile artists, powerful celebrities. But they have turned their back on social responsibility. That goes for Jay-Z and Beyonce, for example. Give me Bruce Springsteen, and now you’re talking. I really think he is black.
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