Actor LeVar Burton, who portrayed the memorable role of Kunta Kinte in “Roots,” took to Twitter to downplay any comparisons of the television miniseries to “Django Unchained.”
Twitter user Riesgo @_riesgo_ sent Burton a message, writing, “Django is like Roots revisited.”
Burton replied, “Please, unfollow…!!!”
Burton wrote he enjoyed the Tarantino film, but it shouldn’t be regarded as historical.
“I did too! A comedy, fantasy, not in the least #REAL,” he wrote.
The Academy Awards proved to be a successful night for “Django Unchained.” The film nabbed two awards in the Best Supporting Actor and Original Screenplay categories.
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