‘12 Years A Slave’ Director Steve McQueen Heckled At New York Critics Circle Awards

Source: Variety

The 79th annual New York Film Critics Circle Awards turned awkward on Monday night when CityArts editor Armond White started to heckle director Steve McQueen.

McQueen had just accepted his prize for “12 Years a Slave,” presented by Harry Belafonte, when the interruption broke out.

As soon as McQueen took the stage, White started shouting from his table at the back of the room. “You’re an embarrassing doorman and garbage man,” White boomed. “F—you. Kiss my ass.”

McQueen either didn’t hear the comments or pretended not to. He thanked the critics group for honoring him with an award previously given to John Ford and Woody Allen, at which point White hissed “pulease.”

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  • Truth Teller

    Envy seems to inspire haters. But remember, the dog howls at the moon, not the other way around. Well played Steve McQueen.

  • yanni54

    WHITE HAS PROVEN TO EVERYONE THAT HE IS A TOTALLY EMBARRASSMENT FOR ALL BLACK PEOPLE! HE IS JEALOUS AND IGNORANT WHICH IS A BAD COMBINATION! Thank you Steve McQueen for showing everyone how thing were and sadly somethings have NOT changed, it is just in different packages. Maybe White should and will be uninvited or barred from such events since he prefers to show the world how their interpretation of black people might be!! IT IS SO STUCK ON STUPID WHEN ANY BLACK (OR OTHER) WRITERS SPEAKS WITH SO MUCH HATRED FOR OTHER BLACK (OR OTHER) WRITERS! WHITE NEEDS TO GROWN UP!

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