Should Hollywood Practice ‘Affirmative Action’ for Award Shows?

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Headlines – Headlines: Spike Lee Not Going to the Oscars In Hollywood because it’s too damn white!!!

Hey Spike – why don’t you make a good film and you’ll be going as a nominee? You pissed and moaned when a white guy was going to produce the story of Malcolm X so much that they finally let you make the movie (“X) and it sucked. Big time.

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Dude, you look like Urkel all grown up. And feel free to shave, okay?

You haven’t made a good film since; “Do The Right Thing” and everybody knows it. Your shoe commercials are better than your films, Spike.

All you do is make crap about racism and now you’re calling Hollywood racist? …. wait – you’re right. They ARE!!! Damn, I agree with Spike Lee!

Jada Pinkett Smith won’t be attending either and well, that’s the end of it – I’m not going either!!!

Hollywood, or as I prefer to call it: Hollowood is racist to the core. Don’t take my word for it just ask Al Sharpton or Chris Rock.  They’ll tell you.  R.A.C.I.S.T. to the core.  Here’s Chris Rock.

That’s a promo he did for the Oscars.  He’s hosting the show.  Right after he made the promo he wrote, “The #Oscars.  The White BET awards.”  They’ve even got their own Twitter handle.  #OscarsSoWhite.

Will Smith’s wife Jada Pinkett Smith wasted no time pulling out her deck of race cards.

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“Should people of color refrain from participating altogether?”  Jada, absolutely.  In fact “people of color” should get the heck out of Hollywood.  Move to Detroit and start your own entertainment industry.  See how that works for you.  You should step right out and show the white man.

Oh, and Jada, given your audience, a phrase like, “refrain from participating altogether” is a tad white.  Think about something like, “people of color need to get the f*** out of Hollywood. Burn that bitch down!”  That will reach the masses.

Spike Lee also noted that the timing of his post — which coincided with the birthday and national remembrance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. — was intentional.

“Dr. King said, ‘There comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular, but he must take it because conscience tells him it’s right,'” Lee wrote. “For too many years, when the Oscar nominations are revealed, my office phone rings off the hook with the media asking me my opinion about the lack of African-Americans and this year was no different. For once (maybe), I would like the media to ask all the white nominees and studio heads how they feel about another all-white ballot. If someone has addressed this and I missed it then I stand mistaken.”

Lee went on to note that the “real” battle is not with the Academy Awards specifically, but with the dearth of people of color in executive positions. He argued the lack of diversity in those spaces is the reason why diverse films are not greenlit and why actors of color continue to net fewer opportunities and fewer accolades.

 

Martin Luther King, Jr. was a Republican and the Knicks suck, by the way. Thanks.


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Baron Von Kowenhoven

Baron was just a shy kid with a dream, growing up in the 40's with a knack for story-telling. After a brief career in film, Von Kowenhoven went to Europe in search of fringe-scientific discoveries and returned in the 90's to unleash them on the entertainment and political landscape of America.

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