In 2005, authors Albertina Rizzo and Amanda McCall presented the world with the book Hold My Gold: A White Girl's Guide to the Hip-Hop World. As its title suggests, the work was intended to serve as a comedic handbook on the culture’s history, breaking down everything music and language to style and social etiquette. And now, over a decade since its publication, Hold My Gold is headed to the big screen.
According to an exclusive report by Deadline, Jennifer Kaytin Robinson, the creator of MTV’s new series Sweet/Vicious, will executive produce the film as well as write it. The movie will reportedly tell the story of a successful A&R who bets his boss that he can turn anybody into a star. Though the plot sounds pretty light, not everyone is thrilled about the idea.
Much like the book, the upcoming film is already being blasted for cultural appropriation as well as mocking the hip-hop culture and perpetuating stereotypes. Shortly after the movie was announced, people went to Twitter to express their disapproval.
Check out some of the responses below.