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Whoopi Goldberg Says Boycotting The Oscars Is A 'Slap In The Face To Chris Rock' — Here's What She Thinks Of Hollywood's Diversity Problem!

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The biggest discussion in Hollywood right now is its lack of diversity, in the wake of the revelation that only white actors were nominated for this year's Oscars!

This shocking repeat of last year has caused stars like Spike Lee and Jada Pinkett Smith to call for a boycott at this year's ceremony — even 50 Cent pressured host Chris Rock to quit the event!

While Whoopi Goldberg made no mistake in saying how she was upset about the Oscars' lack of minority nominees, she won't be boycotting the award show out of respect to its host!

Related: George Clooney Weighs In On The #OscarsSoWhite Controversy!

Speaking on Tuesday's The View, the Oscar-winner said:

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George Clooney Weighs In On The Oscars' Lack Of Diversity Controversy — Says 'We're Moving In The Wrong Direction'!

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After the Oscars revealed all 20 of its actor nominees were white, everyone from Jada Pinkett Smith to David Oyelowo to even the President of The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences have voiced frustrations about the lack of diversity in the prestigious institution.

Now, George Clooney, the unofficial mayor of Hollywood, is adding his two cents — and he agrees that "we are moving in the wrong direction."

Related: Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air Alum SLAMS Jada's Oscars Boycott!

Speaking to Variety, the Oscar winner said he thinks the lack of minority nominees is largely due to the little options minority actors have playing roles in "quality" films!

He explained:

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Chris Rock Pressured By 50 Cent To Quit The Oscars Amid Growing Boycott — Plus, Snoop's NSFW Oscar Message HERE!

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The heat is on for Chris Rock!

Celebs and entertainers from around the industry are putting pressure on him NOT to host the Oscars in February due to a lack of non-white nominees in major acting categories!

This all comes after actress Jada Pinkett Smith announced she was going to boycott the Academy Awards, joining filmmaker Spike Lee who earlier made HIS decision not to support the Academy in any way!

Related: Keep Up With All The Oscar News HERE!

Rock himself took a shot at the award show over the weekend, but joking about it isn't enough for some.

Rapper 50 Cent is now specifically calling on Rock to step away from the ceremony!

In an Instagram post on Tuesday morning, the Get Rich Or Die Tryin' rapper — who has come under his own heavy IG controversy recently — calls out the comedian (below):

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Watch This Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air Actress SLAM Jada Pinkett Smith Over Her Oscars Boycott Due To Lack Of Diversity!

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Aunt Viv throwing some shade!

Since the announcement of the Academy Award nominees last week, several people have spoken out about the EXTREME lack of diversity in the acting categories.

Jada Pinkett Smith and Spike Lee have both publicly said they will be boycotting the Oscars because of the blaring lack of diversity.

Related: Academy Awards President Comments On Oscar Nominee Diversity

Well Janet Hubert, who played the original Aunt Viv from The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air but was not liked by the cast and ultimately fired and replaced, felt she needed to share her thoughts on the issue by calling Jada out!

Janet, who has been known to get into it with Will Smith in the past, took to YouTube to share a video where she rants about how it's ridiculous for Pinkett Smith to ask people to boycott the Oscars saying:

"The second thing, girlfriend, there's a lot of s— going on in the world that you all don't seem to recognize. People are dying. Our boys are being shot left and right. People are starving. People are trying to pay bills. And you're talking about some motherf—ing actors and Oscars. It just ain't that deep."

Ch-ch-check out the rest of Hubert's response (below) as she shades Will's wife pretty hard!

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The Academy Awards President Comments On The Lack Of Oscars Diversity — Says She Is 'Both Heartbroken & Frustrated'!

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This is sure to be inneresting.

On Monday, the President of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences issued a statement following Spike Lee and Jada Pinkett Smith's call for a boycott of the Oscars.

As we previously reported, many A-listers were outraged after it was revealed that all 20 of the acting nominees were white. Oof!

Photos: Celebs With The Most Nominations & ZERO Wins!

In response to the backlash, President Cheryl Boone Isaacs stated:

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