A few weeks ago, critic Armond White was kicked out of the New York Film Critics Circle after heckling 12 Years A Slave director Steve McQueen on stage at the group’s annual award ceremony. This isn’t the first time White has had an incident with the NYFCC (he ridiculed Darren Aronofsky a few years ago as well as Michael Moore) but it’s a major action prompted by the group, one I completely agree with.
Armond White has long had infamy for his notorious reviews. He has panned many noteworthy movies like There Will Be Blood and Beasts of the Southern Wild but sung the praises of Michael Bay and Adam Sandler while using a faux European prose. Worse, White has been known for attacking anyone who disagrees with him, going as far as accusing the famed Village Voice critic J. Hoberman of racism. I think White is mean-spirited and is not a critic but an internet troll who thrives on negative press.
But what about yourself?