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!
Speaking on Tuesday’s The View, the Oscar-winner said:
“Boycotting doesn’t work, and it’s also a slap in the face to Chris Rock. I find that also wrong. So I’m not going to boycott, but I’m going to continue to bitch, as I have, all year round, because I’m tired of seeing movies where no one is represented except a bit of the population.”
The 60-year-old lamented that the same conversation is brought up every year, and people “can’t bitch about it just at Oscar time,” but should make a stink about the problem all year long!
According to Goldberg, Hollywood’s biggest issue is that there aren’t enough movies with diverse casts getting produced! She explained:
“I make movies for a living. Let me tell you what the problem is. It’s not that the people doing the nominating are too white. They’re not looking at a movie and saying ‘That’s very white.’ ‘I’m not going to nominate that black movie’ ├óΓé¼┬ª The problem is, people who can help to make movies that have blacks and Latinos and women and all that, that money doesn’t come to you because the idea is that there’s no place for black movies.”
The daytime panelist predicted that the Academy would continue to have a diversity problem until Hollywood makes more movies “with people of color.”
“There has never been, in the history of movies, a plethora of black movies made because people believe we don’t want to see movies with black people in them. So until you start making movies like The Avengers where you see more than 70 white folks saving the Earth. And I am mad about this, you know why, because I would like to be one of those people saving the Earth, but they’re not coming to me.”
We would LOVE to see Whoopi play a superhero on the big screen! Wouldn’t you??
More importantly though, what do you think about the Oscars diversity problem?
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