Octavia Spencer’stalents are Godlike… so it only makes sense she would play God! So what is the outrage about?
Octavia Spencer plays God in the latest movie, The Shackwhich comes out today. The Shack is based on a bestselling book by William P. Young that came out in 2007. It tells the story of a man whose daughter dies and the man continues to struggle with grief until one day he receives an invitation to meet God.
“[The author’s] pretentious caricature of God as a heavy set, cushy , non-judgement African American woman called ‘Papa’ — who resembles the New Agey Oprah Winfrey… lends itself to a dangerous and false image of God and idolatry.”
Ugh, take several seats.
That is straight up disrespectful, and many actors have played God before including Morgan Freeman, Whoopi Goldberg, and George Burns. See the diversity? God has not released a statement on his or her appearance so we think Pastor Joe and the rest of the haters should keep quiet until then.