#1 Could Chris Rock drop out as Oscars host over increasing calls to boycott Academy Awards? by algernonpj 19.01.2016 07:36

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Schadenfreude

Perhaps #OSCARSSOWHITE ought to join up with #blacklivesmatter


Could Chris Rock drop out as Oscars host over increasing calls to boycott Academy Awards?
BY Joe Dziemianowicz, Ethan Sacks
Updated: Monday, January 18, 2016, 1:27 PM

Producers of the upcoming Academy Awards telecast may be caught between Chris Rock and a hard place.

#OSCARSSOWHITE RETURNS AFTER ACADEMY NOMS SNUB MINORITIES AGAIN

The comic actor is facing pressure to bow out as host of the 88th annual Oscars — with less than six weeks to go before the Feb. 28 telecast — over the mounting calls for boycotting the awards in response to the lack of diversity among the Oscar nominees.

On Monday’s holiday celebrating Martin Luther King Jr., both Spike Lee and Jada Pinkett Smith announced they would not be attending the Academy Awards to protest a second straight year without a black actor receiving a single nomination.

RELATED: SPIKE LEE, JADA PINKETT SMITH BOYCOTTING OSCARS

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http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment...ticle-1.2500532

#2 RE: Could Chris Rock drop out as Oscars host over increasing calls to boycott Academy Awards? by PzLdr 19.01.2016 15:07

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Could I give a Rat's Ass? [hint: rhetorical question]

#3 RE: Could Chris Rock drop out as Oscars host over increasing calls to boycott Academy Awards? by Cincinnatus 19.01.2016 20:09

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Quote: PzLdr wrote in post #2
Could I give a Rat's Ass?


Well not exactly a rat's ass but I have to admit I am highly amused. Historically the movie industry has fallen all over itself praising its own sensitivity to minorities, especially blacks, and decrying the racism forever present in flyover country.

I am reminded of something Rush pointed out when Halle Barry won her best actress Oscar in 2002. Recall Barry's acceptance speech, full of pathos and self-righteous claims of racism which had prevented a black woman for ever achieving such an honor before? Rush asked a simple question: have any of his listeners ever voted in an Oscar contest? No, the only people who get to vote in the Oscar races are in the very movie industry which sees itself as pure, colorblind, morally superior. If there was any racism involved, Ms Barry, it was among your professional brethren.

So, too, with this current brouhaha. The racism present in the current award nominations, if there is any, isn't my problem nor yours. We had no say in the matter, only the Hollywood elitists did. Then, too, making an issue of the nominee's color also derives from racism and that is even clearer.

So pass the popcorn, sit back and enjoy the accusations, the whining, the groveling sure to come. Watching that will be more fun than the Oscar ceremony itself.

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