As Mad World News reported yesterday, some celebrities are boycotting the Oscars because they were “too white.” However, it seems that the award ceremony has snapped back with a response – and it’s left a good many people stunned.
Yesterday, Jada Pinkett-Smith released a video on her Facebook page saying that she’s boycotting the Oscars because it is too white. Her message after that was rather simple; black people need to stand up for themselves to get what they deserve.
However, as no black people were even nominated for an award, one could argue that they were fighting for something that they actually did not deserve. Simply because they want something, the entitled few are trying to pressure people into doing something that fits the exact definition of racism – give me something because of my skin color. It seems they think “fair” and “equal” means meeting a “black quota.”
Proving she isn’t alone in her irrational thought, Spike Lee even got involved and had himself a cute little rant as well. Since then, The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences have snapped back with a reply – and it’s left a good many people jaw dropped.
Released by Academy president Cheryl Boone Isaacs, she has vowed to shake things up.
A statement from Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs pic.twitter.com/Nqhgc7sbqG
— The Academy (@TheAcademy) January 19, 2016
Bowing down to the entitled few, she wrote:
“In the coming days and weeks we will conduct a review of our membership recruitment in order to bring about much-needed diversity in our 2016 class and beyond.”
Pointing toward the specifics, she went on to say that the Academy is going to make an effort to recognize greater diversity of gender, race, ethnicity, and sexual orientation within its ranks. With most of you more than likely left shaking your heads, I just have one question; since when do we bow down to a few societal bullies?
When it comes to the awards, why should anything besides skill be considered? Gender, race, ethnicity, and sexual orientation should not factor into ability. The best person should win. Period. Sometimes, the best person happens to be white.
As I pointed out yesterday, Martin Luther King Jr. would be rolling in his grave to see people using his name to try to get an edge on the competition. Filling a “black quota” isn’t equality. Last I checked, America doesn’t spread their cheeks for a few entitled, cultural terrorists.
(h/t: Daily Dot)