If you missed it, last week Voila Davis was the first black woman to receive the award for Lead Actress in a Drama Series and she delivered an acceptance speech that lit the Emmys and the internet on fire.
The crowd went absolutely nuts.
Everybody got up and started applauding, whistling and shit, and all I wanna say is, I don’t fucking get that moment.
Whenever a minority is on stage and they talk about how racist Hollywood is and it needs to stop, the level –
The level of screaming and applauding and crying, doing all this bullshit.
The amount of people in that crowd, almost tripping over themselves to stand up and applaud..
Its like you’re it.
You guys are the guys that’s running this shit.
You’re who she’s talking about.
And I’m not talking about the actors or anything, they can’t really do shit.
But there’s like showrunners in the crowd, casting directors, there’s heads of studios…its like if you really gave a fuck to the level that you’re acting like you’re giving a fuck right now, the person stage wouldn’t have to be making the speech in the first place.
And don’t worry, I don’t intend to turn this into a ‘The White Man’ speech or get into todays racism.
All I’m saying is that I just don’t get that moment.
I feel like in that moment, rather than applauding wildly, they should be going; Alright, alright you got us.
You’re got a point, we’ve got some changing to do. We’ve got to work better, we gotta work harder on that one, you got us there.
That would be the most honest moment, the most honest reaction.
Instead of standing there applauding everytime someone gives a speech like this like you’re not part of the problem.
It always comes off so fucking phoney to me.
I just don’t fucking get it.
I’m still waiting for someone, even if its a femminist to be go up there and be like, “Why are you clapping right now? Are you going to change anything?”
For the love of god, someone fucking call them out.
Am I the only one that thinks like this?
What I Used
1 large Swordfish Fillet. Half an Onion (any kind). 1 Med Red Pepper. 1 Med Green Pepper. Olive Oil. Salt. Pepper. Skewers (wooden or metallic).
1 cup non-fat Greek Yoghurt (or soy yoghurt in my case). 1 tbsp Sesame Oil. 1 tsp Minced Garlic. 1 Lime.
What I Did
Alright let’s get to it.
Preheat your grill or broiler.
Broiler in my case.
Cut the peppers, onion and swordfish into edible chunks.
Chunks, not pieces.
Then layer the swordfish and veggies onto the skewers, alternating each until you’re about 1 inch from the tip of the skewer.
Drizzle olive oil over the skewers and season them with salt & pepper.
Then place the skewers on the grill or in the boiler.
Grill/broil until the swordfish on the side closest to the flame turns golden brown.
Then flip and cook the other side until equally golden brown.
Remember, you want the swordfish to get golden brown, we only kinda give a shit about what happens to the veggies.
While the swordfish is cooking, make the yoghurt dip:
In a med bowl, add 1 cup yoghurt, 1 tsp minced garlic, 1 tbsp sesame oil, juice from half the lime & 2 tbsp diced cilantro.