Get Out, Jordan Peele's excellent new movie, recently had its perfect Rotten Tomatoes rating ruined by critic Armond White. In a now-deleted tweet spotted by the Wrap, star Lakeith Stanfield issued a succinct response to White's review. "Armond White is a bitch," Stanfield reportedly said. Peep the screenshot:
In the Tomatoes excerpt of White's rotten review, published in the conservative-leaning National Review, Get Out is described as "an attenuated comedy sketch in which serious concerns are debased." The film now holds a 99 percent critical average on the site. In his own tweeted take on the film, Stanfield said Peele's work left him feeling "rejuvenated."
Stanfield, as anyone who follows his social media activity is aware, regularly tweets and deletes. Last month, the breakout Atlanta star tweeted and deleted "Migos are garbage." Previously, Atlanta creator Donald Glover had called them the Beatles of this generation.
In a recent interview with Complex, Stanfield's Get Out costar Daniel Kaluuya said he feels the film captures the horror of racism. "I think Jordan is a flipping genius and I respect him for putting himself on the line for this," Kaluuya told Complex. "This is a social demon that people have to navigate. And it's a horrifying experience living it." Hopefully, Kaluuya added, the film's success will inspire viewers to see the issue from a new perspective.
White is notorious for panning critically beloved movies like Wall-E, There Will Be Blood, and The Wrestler, while praising universally-hated flicks like Transformers 2, Norbit, and I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry. Stances like these have led many observers, including the late film critic Roger Ebert, to label White a "troll."