The highly anticipated release of Lee Daniels’s The Butler August 16 has sparked some debate. The movie is based on the life of legendary White House service worker Eugene Allen, who served eight presidents from 1952 to 1986.
The Butler stars Forest Whitaker and Oprah Winfrey, and surprisingly co-star Mariah Carey is the center of attention. Mariah will be portraying Hattie Pearl, a slave working in the cotton fields. A photo from the movie of Carey has sparked lively discussion that light-skinned slaves only worked in the big house and not in the fields. Your thoughts?