Renowned actor David Oyelowo, who has been speaking about including more diversity in the arena of television and films, states that he is very much disappointed over a fantasy TV series like Game of Thrones because it casts the ethnic minorities in secondary roles.
David Oyelowo, who is also a Golden Globe nominee, lashed out at the popular fantasy TV series over the discrimination issue.
Oyelowo stated, "The fact that they put any ethnic minorities in that means that there should be space for bigger characters because you are not just saying Okay, this is purely a white world, and here are very story-driven reasons why that is the case."
"So for me, there is absolutely no excuse in a show like that why there aren't more prominent characters of colour." Oyelowo added.
Even with the fact that the popular HBO series Game of Thrones, has casted several people of different cast and creed, the British-Nigerian actor felt otherwise. He said ethnic minorities have never been casted in the forefront, in the five-year history.
He opined that the discrimination and the lack of diversity across all TV and films is a major issue that needs to be sorted out immediately.
"We can all, I think, hope that our future is going be more colourful than what our past has been, certainly in terms of cinematic depictions." Oyelowo concluded.