Nia DaCosta and her fans are tired of her name being erased from Candyman.
Ever since the trailer for DaCosta’s Candyman was released in February, there has been the issue of people on Twitter, including some major outlets, neglecting to attach DaCosta’s name as the film’s director to the film. Instead, Jordan Peele, who produced the film, has been mentioned more than DaCosta herself.
You should give a shoutout to the actual director of the movie Nia DaCosta. It’s her film.@JordanPeele is only a co-writer and producer of it. Get your facts straight and give her the attention she deserves. #Candyman pic.twitter.com/fMKTqupiuC
— ???? Till (@Tillrex) February 27, 2020
Recently, Variety participated in the trend when writing about “Jordan Peele’s Candyman” being pushed to September amid the coronavirus pandemic. DaCosta retweeted the article with the caption, “I have a confession: Jordan Peele’s Candyman is actually moving to September becuase Nia DaCosta just bought Skyrim.”
I have a confession: Jordan Peele’s Candyman is actually moving to September because Nia DaCosta just bought Skyrim. https://t.co/2WLNNcnoPh
— Nia DaCosta (@NiaDaCosta) April 3, 2020
Fans have also been quick to call everyone out for not giving DaCosta her due as a director.
Nia DaCosta. Say her name 5 times @Variety
— Matthew A. Cherry (@MatthewACherry) April 3, 2020
You mean Nia DaCosta’s Candyman
— I’m So Blue All the Time (@Renanassantos) April 3, 2020
Why is it called Jordan Peele’s Candyman when you directed it pic.twitter.com/3lO2FlD1gZ
— Bree Runway is the wave (@BrainYoungeArs) April 3, 2020
— Ariel Fisher (@Afis8) April 3, 2020
If y’all don’t put some respect on my girl’s name. This is Nia DaCosta’s Candyman. pic.twitter.com/D0mu6iSA85
— ????????VI Diva ???????? (@VI_Leesa) April 3, 2020
@Variety correct this article. This is Nia DaCosta’s Candyman
— PUT A DEMON ON (@YungGawdScar) April 3, 2020
It’s Nia DaCosta’s CANDYMAN
Stop doing thishttps://t.co/mmPMNvHbRZ
— Danielle Ryan (@danirat) April 3, 2020
The pushback was enough to make Variety create a new Twitter post with DaCosta’s name included, however the headline on the full article remains unchanged.
— Variety (@Variety) April 4, 2020
Thanks for the correction @Variety but pls let’s stop erasing Black women filmmakers. It’s Nia DaCosta’s #Candyman…
Worse still when she already has a feature under her belt. (To wit: #LittleWoods is up on @hulu & it’s great) https://t.co/gFF86skPfw
— Nick Shimkin ???????? (@FauxPasFilms) April 4, 2020
Candyman is now expected in theaters Sept. 25.