Tristan Wilds Hosts Discovery Show Busting False Stereotypes About Black Men
Tristan Wilds New Show Busts False Stereotypes About Black Men
2/23/2022 1:17 PM PT
Tristan "Mack" Wilds is sick and tired of the way the media and others unfairly profile black males, and he wants to blow these misconceptions to smithereens in a new Discovery+ show.
Tristan, who starred in "The Wire," joined "TMZ Live" Wednesday to talk about the false stereotypes that have been attached to Black males ... false stereotypes like Black fathers leave their families, and they devalue Black women.
Tristan knows of where he speaks, growing up as a Black male in America and dealing with these damaging presumptions people make.
The Discovery+ show is executively produced by none other than Tina Knowles-Lawson, who had a strategy to get her message out. The strategy -- don't sell the show to a predominately Black network. Her reasoning is that white people are the ones who need education, so Discovery+ fits the bill.
It's interesting ... Tristan thinks the way the media has unfairly characterized Black men has spilled over into the problems of police officers profiling Black men -- the cops learn from the media and then perpetuate the false narrative.
The docuseries premiered earlier this month, and new episodes will air on Discovery+, every Saturday.
Tune in to "TMZ live" for the full interview.