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One of the producers of Will Smith’s new movie ‘Emancipation’ is left apologizing after presenting a historical photo of an enslaved man to the premiere. Joey McFarland posted on social media:

“I wholeheartedly apologize to everyone I have offended by bringing a photograph of Peter to the Emancipation premiere. My intent was to honor this remarkable man and to remind the general public that his image is not only brought about change in 1863 but still resonates and promotes change today.”

The photo in question, which was the inspiration for the movie, showed Peter, an escaped slave, showing off the scars on his back from repeated whippings over the years.

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