‘All-White’ Oscars Have Al Sharpton Calling ‘Emergency Meeting’
January 16, 2015 12:43pm PST
— Reverend Al Sharpton (@TheRevAl) January 15, 2015
Oh, Al. Sometimes you just want to stir the pot over and over again. Who exactly are you calling this ’emergency meeting’ with….or for? Attention, would be my guess:
Sharpton will hold an “emergency meeting” to address the issue.
The Rev. Al Sharpton was left fuming mad after the Oscars revealed its all-white list of nominees for this year’s Oscar awards on Thursday.
“The movie industry is like the Rocky Mountains, the higher you get, the whiter it gets,” Sharpton quipped in a statement released later in the afternoon.
Sharpton, a critic of the lack of diversity in Hollywood, also announced he was holding an “emergency meeting” next week to address the issue.
“I have called an emergency meeting early next week in Hollywood with the task force to discuss possible action around the Academy Awards,” he said.
The prestigious awards ceremony was widely criticized after its nominees for best actor, best actress, and best director were all white. In the past two decades this has happened only one other time, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Hey, Al. Maybe there just aren’t too many actors that were better than white actors. It’s not a big deal, there were plenty of blacks attending. So maybe, and I am trying to stretch it here for you in *little words* there were some actors that happened to be white that were more talented than those that happened to be black? I have to say, I never even noticed this supposed ‘racist Oscars’.
Maybe it’s because I’m white. *shrugs*
H/T: Gateway Pundit
Written by Katie McGuire. Follow Katie on Twitter @GOPKatie