Luciano Huck apologized for a question on the painting Who Wants To Be A Millionaire, shown last Sunday (4). The issue addressed the death of George Floyd (19732020), a black man who was choked to death by a police officer in the United States in 2020. After the moderator and Domingão were criticized for racism on social media, the Globo contractor assumed the error.
Huck was accused on Twitter Thiago Amparo, Lawyer and Professor of International Law and Human Rights at the FGV (Fundação Getúlio Vargas). He shared the screenshot of the question in the post.
“Which of these phrases was said by George Floyd before he was murdered in 2020 and became a protest cry against racism?” He pointed out the question with four alternatives the correct one was “I can’t breathe”. The competitor got the right answer worth R$ 5,000 and continued the game.
The question resonated badly. Thiago Amparo wrote this on Twitter. “Hey,
Luciano Huck. I know you’re following me here and we’ve already exchanged ideas! Shall we talk about this question?” asked the lawyer, who added:
For black people, Floyd’s case (and so many other Brazilian Floyds) is so traumatic that uttering his last words on an entertainment quiz is unacceptable. If you or your team would like to talk a little more about it, we’re here.
Hours later, the attorney thanked Huck. “Thank you for writing me privately and starting this dialogue. I understand that all you see right away are questions and that we have discussed race issues at other times. We continue to learn from each other outside of Twitter, which is filled with hate. Big hug,” he said.
The moderator of Domingão also published an answer to the post with the criticism. “You [Thiago Amparo] You are absolutely right with the question asked. I’m becoming increasingly aware of how much I need to go beyond intention in antiracist literacy. I don’t have prior access to the questions and this time I didn’t have the presence of mind to respond immediately. I made a mistake. I apologize. And let’s talk,” he wrote. See below:
You are absolutely right with the question asked. I’m becoming increasingly aware of what I need to develop beyond intention in antiracist literacy. I don’t have prior access to questions and this time I didn’t have the presence of mind to respond immediately. I made a mistake. I apologize and vms chatting https://t.co/zFGbytxzML
— Luciano Huck (@LucianoHuck) December 6, 2022