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tmccarthy27
Level 7

Not 1 black actor in the search-by-actor list. Shame!

I recently went to your Search-by-actor page wishing to find all the movies starring Idris Elba.  There was not a single black actor or actress in the entire list.  Shame.

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RokuDanny-R
Roku Employee
Roku Employee

Re: Not 1 black actor in the search-by-actor list. Shame!

@tmccarthy27 

Thanks for the inquiry.

Can you please clarify the issue you are experiencing? Where are you searching?

Have you tried searching the actors name in the Search section on the left hand side menu? I searched "Idris" and was able to see a list of movies that Idris Elba is in.

With more information we will be able to assist you further.


Thanks,
Danny

Danny R.
Roku Forum Moderator
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optikhog
Level 13

Re: Not 1 black actor in the search-by-actor list. Shame!

Same here as Danny - I searched for "Denzel" and saw results.

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Tivoburkee
Level 20

Re: Not 1 black actor in the search-by-actor list. Shame!

Even older actors like Clarence Williams III and Georg Sanford Brown have many titles show. 

Edmund
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tmccarthy27
Level 7

Re: Not 1 black actor in the search-by-actor list. Shame!

I am referring to the search engine that shows photos of the actors, and all the photos are of white actors only

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drbruce2
Level 11

Re: Not 1 black actor in the search-by-actor list. Shame!

WHINE!

RokuDanny-R
Roku Employee
Roku Employee

Re: Not 1 black actor in the search-by-actor list. Shame!

@tmccarthy27 

Thanks for the post.

Can you please clarify the issue you are experiencing? Where are you searching? Can you please provide a screenshot of where you are searching so we can get a better understanding of the issue you are seeing?


Thanks,
Danny

Danny R.
Roku Forum Moderator
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boogernose
Level 18

Re: Not 1 black actor in the search-by-actor list. Shame!

Utterly Ridiculous.

---A problem clearly stated is a problem half solved---.
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sdb1
Level 8

Re: Not 1 black actor in the search-by-actor list. Shame!

This kind of thing could only happen on purpose. Shame on Roku.

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optikhog
Level 13

Re: Not 1 black actor in the search-by-actor list. Shame!


@sdb1 wrote:

This kind of thing could only happen on purpose. Shame on Roku.


Dude hasn't even explained where he was searching at.