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"White People Say Weird Things:" Daniel Kaluuya Talks 'Get Out' With Stephen Colbert

The British-Ugandan actor made his first late night appearance last week on the Late Show With Stephen Colbert."

Daniel Kaluuya made his late night debut last week on the Late Show With Stephen Colbert, where he discussed the cultural impact of "Get Out," particularly the response from white viewers.

He spoke about the universal appeal of 'Get Out' for black folks around the globe. "White people say really weird stuff to you," said the actor.

"[Jordan Peele] was saying a joke about 'oh I would have voted for Obama three times. The new version of that is "oh I've seen 'Get Out' three times," says the actor when asked about some of the odd reactions he's gotten to the film from white folks. "It's like people think, oh I'm so down," he continued.

The two exchange jokes back and forth, and Colbert goes on to ask Kaluuya what 'his most Hollywood moment" was. Hint: taking a picture with Queen Oprah, who he was introduced to by Denzel Washington. We'd say that one's pretty hard to top.

Daniel Kaluuya will appear in Marvel's Black Panther next month. He's also been nominated for the 2018 BAFTA Rising Star Award.

Check him out on the Late Show With Stephen Colbert below.

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Here's What You Need To Know About The Political Unrest In Sudan

Thousands have been protesting the Sudanese government over the weekend, supporting the military's plans for a coup.

Sudan's transitional government is in turmoil as thousands of citizens conducted a sit-in protest against them, over the weekend. A group of Sudanese citizens have called on the military to disestablish the nation's current government, as the country struggles with the greatest crisis they've seen since the end of former dictator Omar al-Bashir's controversial ruling, two years ago. The weekend's pro-military protests come as anti-military protestors took to the streets earlier this month to fight for civilian-ruled laws.

Military-aligned demonstrators assembled outside of the famously off-limits entrance of the Presidential Palace located in the Sudanese capital, Khartoum on Monday. Gatherers set up tents, blocking off access to two main intersections, cutting off access to the capital for those inside. Police attempted to wave off crowds with teargas, with Khartoum state officials saying they had, "repelled an attempted assault on the seat of government," in a statement issued Monday.

The assembly was called for by a coalition of rebel groups and political parties that support Sudan's military, accusing the civilian political parties of mismanagement and monopolizing power under their ruling. Demonstrations began on Saturday, but Sunday's gathering saw a lower attendance. According to Reuters, by Monday afternoon, thousands, between 2,000 - 3,000, had returned to voice their concerns. 52-year-old tribal elder Tahar Fadl al-Mawla spoke at the helm of the sit-in outside of the Presidential palace saying, "The civilian government has failed. We want a government of soldiers to protect the transition." Alongside a 65-year-old Ahman Jumaa who claimed to have traveled more than 900 kilometers (570 miles) from Southern region Nyala to show his support.

Protesters are demanding the appointment of a new cabinet that is "more representative of the people who participated in the December 2019 revolution that eventually led to the ousting of former president Omar al-Bashir", Al Jazeera reported from Sudan. Protesters headed towards the Presidential Palace, where an emergency cabinet meeting was being held when they were met by police forces.

Pro-civilian political parties have plans for their own demonstration on Thursday, the anniversary of the 1964 revolution that overthrew Sudan's first military regime under Ibrahim Abboud and brought in a period of democracy that the country still struggles to uphold.


Sudanese Twitter users shared their thoughts online, with many drawing similarities between the current unrest and other political crises the nation has faced.


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