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UPDATED: Fans Are Upset That "Get Out" Will Compete as a Comedy at the Golden Globes

Updated 11/16/17:

Get Out director Jordan Peele has spoken out about the film competing in the comedy category for the Golden Globes, despite widely being considered a horror film or at least psychological thriller.

"What the movie is about is not funny," Indiewire reports Peele said at a lunch event in New York. "I've had many black people come up to me and say, 'man, this is the movie we've been talking about for a while and you did it.' That's a very powerful thing. For that to be put in a smaller box than it deserves is where the controversy comes from."

"I think the issue here is that the movie subverts the idea of all genres," Peele continued. "Call it what you want, but the movie is an expression of my truth, my experience, the experiences of a lot of black people, and minorities. Anyone who feels like the other. Any conversation that limits what it can be is putting it in a box."

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Jordan Peele's 2017 blockbuster hit Get Out may have its fair share of darkly comedic moments, but until it was announced today that the movie would compete in the Comedy/Musical category of this year's Golden Globes, it was widely understood to be a horror film (or psychological thriller). Confused fans took to Twitter to express their bewilderment and disappointment with the surprising delineation, with some saying it revealed something about the way predominantly white culture processes artistic commentary on racism and black people's experience:

However, some suggested that the move was a strategic one on the part of Universal Studios to increase the film's chances of winning an award:

As for the filmmaker himself, in his true comedic style Peele made a joke about the whole situation while still making a statement on its importance:

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