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.

Like The Burton Wire on Facebook. Follow us on Twitter @TheBurtonWire.

Previous articleCentral African Republic: Nearly One Million People Flee
Next articleAkosua Report: Benedict Wallet Vilakazi is the premiere online destination for people who think for themselves. This blog offers news from the African Diaspora, culture that is produced by often overlooked populations and opinion that is informed and based on fact. Tired of the onslaught of websites and talking heads that regurgitate what people want to hear, is a publication that elevates news and perspectives that people need to hear. is for individual thinkers who understand that they are part of a larger collective. What is this collective? Free thinking people that care about the world, who will not be categorized or boxed in by society or culture and are interested in issues and topics that defy stereotypes and conventional wisdom.