Pixar’s ‘Soul’ blasted by viewers over Tina Fey’s character
They found the choice a bit soul-less.
Disney Pixar’s latest film, “Soul,” has received a fierce backlash online, with viewers deeming Tina Fey’s role in the flick “racially insensitive.” The criticism comes amid a flurry of glowing reviews lauding the Disney+ release’s music, animation and depiction of black culture.
The groundbreaking animated movie, which feature’s the studio’s first African American protagonist, follows middle school jazz teacher Joe Gardner (played by Jamie Foxx), whose untimely death prompts him to embark on a posthumous pilgrimage to recover his lost soul.
Along the way, Joe helps a disillusioned spirit named 22 (played by Fey) rediscover her reason for living — and in the process gains a greater understanding of…