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Mahershala Ali speaks up in GQ cover story

Mahershala Ali speaks up in GQ cover story

Mahershala Ali says in his new GQ cover story “When suddenly you go from being followed in Barneys to being fawned over, it will mess with your head,”

Mahershala Ali used his platform to speak up for love and tolerance. After winning every award under the sun for his role in ‘Moonlight,’

And though he’s been profiled by Berkeley cops and placed on the terrorist watch list for having a Muslim name, he still believes that “in time the pendulum will swing in the right direction.”

Ali gave a lot of speeches this winter and spring, as he won a best-supporting-actor trophy at nearly every awards show, including the Oscars. At the Screen Actors Guild Awards, on the heels of Trump’s proposed Muslim travel ban,

The speech was a remarkable thing to watch, a near spiritual moment amid a humdrum parade of movie-industry self-congratulation.