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Black People Boycotting the Oscars is Racist to White People!

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****It will be interesting to see how this will go over on Oscar night.

http://www.theguardian.com/film/2016/jan/22/oscars-2016-charlotte-rampling-diversity-row-racist-to-white-people?CMP=fb_gu

Oscar nominee Charlotte Rampling has claimed the current campaign to boycott the 2016 Academy Awards over claims of a diversity deficit is racist to white people.

Rampling, 69, is up for the best actress prize for her role in the British drama 45 Years, from director Andrew Haigh, where she will compete against Room’s Brie Larson, Carol’s Cate Blanchett, Joy’s Jennifer Lawrence and Brooklyn’s Saoirse Ronan. Asked for her take on the current furore over all-white lists of nominees on French Radio network Europe 1 on Friday morning, the British actor did not mince her words. “It is racist to whites,” she said.

“One can never really know, but perhaps the black actors did not deserve to make the final list,” added Rampling. Asked if the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences should introduce quotas, a proposal which no current advocate of increased diversity has mooted, she responded: “Why classify people? These days everyone is more or less accepted ... People will always say: ‘Him, he’s less handsome’; ‘Him, he’s too black’; ‘He is too white’ ... someone will always be saying ‘You are too’ [this or that] ... But do we have to take from this that there should be lots of minorities everywhere?"
Rampling’s stance on diversity stands in stark contrast to the position taken by a number of her fellow nominees. After last week’s announcement of an all-white list of Oscar nominees in acting categories for the second year running, both Larson and Mark Ruffalo, who is up for best supporting actor, spoke out on Thursday in support of efforts to improve opportunities for actors from black and ethnic minority communities in the film industry. Former Oscar winners and nominees such as George Clooney, Viola Davis, Reese Witherspoon and Whoopi Goldberg have also backed calls for change.

Matt Mueller, editor of film industry trade magazine Screen International, said Rampling’s comments were unlikely to help her Oscars cause in the current environment.

“Charlotte is the rank outsider in this category so I don’t think her Oscar chances were all that strong even before the French radio interview,” he said. “But certainly these comments aren’t going to help her cause. They will not go down well with American Oscar voters at all.” Others concurred.
Posted by Anonymous on Jan. 23, 2016 at 3:28 PM
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honey80
by Silver Member on Jan. 23, 2016 at 3:29 PM
Who gives a rat's butt! Us Normies have bigger issues to deal with
81Crystal
by Emerald Member on Jan. 23, 2016 at 3:31 PM
I totally agree with her.
Mommy2Bri425
by on Jan. 23, 2016 at 3:31 PM


Quoting honey80: Who gives a rat's butt! Us Normies have bigger issues to deal with

LOL, right? Screw the Oscars and those millionaires. Who watches that boring show anyway?

Anonymous
by Anonymous 3 on Jan. 23, 2016 at 3:38 PM
If I'm counting on a certain industty for my income, I sure as hell wouldn't want to make waves within it, but that's just me.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 4 on Jan. 23, 2016 at 3:39 PM

I think non-black people should boycott the BET awards.


oh, wait...

Anonymous
by Anonymous 5 on Jan. 23, 2016 at 3:43 PM
I think white people should boycott awards ceremonies for pro athletes. Black athletes get all the awards.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 6 on Jan. 23, 2016 at 3:48 PM
If its a nomination added simply to have "diversity" how do they know its based on being good, not skin color. So what, its all whites this year. Its supposed to be about how good they were. Blacks want nominated? They should step up their game, not whine like children. Shit isnt equal and fair. Not everyone gets or deserves a trophy.

. When those BET awards nominate based on being awesome, not skin color then there can be some whining. Until then, stfu and sit down.
KaylinC03
by Ruby Member on Jan. 23, 2016 at 3:50 PM
I can't imagine anyone outside of Hollywood or those in that industry that truly cares about this.
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