Film critic Armond White heckles '12 Years a Slave' Director Steve McQueen at 2014 New York Critics Circle awards on Jan. 6. (Photo Credit: TBW)
Film critic Armond White heckled ’12 Years a Slave’ Director Steve McQueen at 2014 New York Critics Circle awards on Jan. 6.
(Photo Credit: TBW)

Ben Child of The Guardian is reporting that British film director Steve McQueen was heckled at the New York Critics Circle Awards last night. Child reports that McQueen was heckled by prominent film critic Armond White, who is African-American. He writes:

“The 12 Years a Slave film-maker was targeted by CityArts editor Armond White as he picked up the best director prize for his harrowing Oscar-tipped slavery drama, according to Variety. He did not react to the barb. White, a controversial former host of the ceremony, began heckling from his table as soon as McQueen took to the stage to accept the prize. He shouted: “You’re an embarrassing doorman and garbage man. Fuck you. Kiss my ass.”

Read more at The Guardian.

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