Jada Pinkett Smith Boycotts Oscars For Lack Of Diversity and Janet Hubert Responds to Jada's Oscar Boycott

 

Jada Pinkett Smith Boycotts Oscars For Lack Of Diversity (UPDATE)

"We are rarely recognized for our artistic accomplishments."

01/17/2016 03:17 pm ET | Updated 16 hours ago

UPDATE: Jada Pinkett Smith has announced that she will not be attending or watching the 2016 Academy Awards. 

In a video posted to Facebook Monday morning, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the actress posed some powerful, thoughtful questions. 

"Is it time that people of color recognize how much power, influence, that we have amassed, that we no longer need to ask to be invited anywhere?" she said in the video. "Maybe it's time that we recognize that if we love and respect and acknowledge ourselves in the way in which we are asking others to do, that that is the place of true power."   

Pinkett Smith called for change, saying that "it's our responsibility now" to make the difference. 

"Begging for acknowledgement, or even asking, diminishes dignity and diminishes power. And we are a dignified people and we are powerful," she said. "Let's do us, differently." 

Watch the whole video below:

 

Fellow member of Hollywood Spike Lee also addressed the #OscarsSoWhite controversy this morning, saying that he, too, will be skipping the Awards show this year. 

In an Instagram post, the director condemned Hollywood execs for not using their power to bring more stories about people of color to the big screen. 

"The truth is we ain't in those rooms and until minorities are, the Oscar nominees will remain lilly [sic] white," he wrote. 

 

Following the backlash of yet another year of #OscarsSoWhite, Jada Pinkett Smith expressed her dismay on the awards' lack of diversity. 

The "Magic Mike XXL" actress, 44, sent out a series of tweets over the weekend. 

"At the Oscars ... people of color are always welcomed to give out awards ... even entertain, but we are rarely recognized for our artistic accomplishments," she wrote, adding, "Should people of color refrain from participating all together?"

She continued, "People can only treat us in the way in which we allow. With much respect in the midst of deep disappointment."

 
 
 

Pinkett Smith isn't alone in her thinking. Following the nomination announcement last week, Rev. Al Sharpton slammed the Academy for overlooking black actors

"Yet again, deserving black actors and directors were ignored by the Academy -- which reinforces the fact that there are few, if any, blacks with real power in Hollywood," he said in a statement provided by the National Action Network. "Being left out of awards consideration is about more than just recognition for a job well-done; winning an Oscar has long-lasting cultural and economic impacts."

This year, out of the 20 people nominated in the acting categories at the Oscars none are people of color. None. 

Furthermore, in the nominated films that include non-white cast members, only white contributors have been recognized with nominations. One key exception is Alejandro GonzÁlez IñÁrritu, who's up for Best Director for "The Revenant. 

Academy president Cheryl Boone Isaacs also spoke to the issue, saying, "Of course I am disappointed. But this is not to take away the greatness [of the films nominated]. This has been a great year in film, it really has across the board."

But she also noted that the Academy's efforts at embracing diversity are moving too slowly.

"You are never going to know what is going to appear on the sheet of paper until you see it," she said. "We have got to speed it up." 

This post has been updated to include information about Spike Lee's decision to boycott the Oscars.

 

Here she comes:

 

Janet Hubert Responds to Jada Pinkett Smith's Boycott of the Oscars

 
 
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  In one way I kinda agree with boycotting the oscars...meaning that blacks should have done that a long time ago but understand why they haven't especially if doing so will threaten getting their bread and butter to live their lives....and although I think that Ms. Hubert is holding a well-deserved understandable grudge against Will and company...she is absolutely RIGHT in all her assessments.  Sorry Jada.  You're a whore.  To me anyway.  You need to be figure out why your son wants to wear dressses and why your teenage daughter wants to be older than what she is.  That's should be your focus and concern.  You have children.  'Memba?

And Hubert is correct in both statements when she ask Jada what the matter with your husband lips...can't talk?  Or is he acting like a spoiled brat cuz he didn't get nominated for Concussion?  And why aren't you both participating in the Black Lives Matter campaign?  Or Educating black girls and  black boys projects with the enormous funding you have access to.  Or putting some of those millions of dollars you've earned back in the BLACK community that you supposedly LOVE so well....huh?  And if you care soooooo much?  Why aren;t your production company pumping out more black stories? Hiring black writers, directors, producers, crew, staff?  Huh?   You got the money, sponsors and reputation to do it....so whydonctha?  Since you want to make a DIFFERENCE in the world...I mean...you can start right there.

Additionally, Hubert brings up another point.  Will and Jada have made BANK on white hollywood.  They have had starring roles in a lot of white films....as a matter fact white hollywood has been GOOD to them.  And not one time!  Not one time did any of 'em...Jada or Will come down from that fake ass pedestal and say...I am a Black man....I am a Black Woman and I CARE about MY PEOPLE.  I don't ever remember them saying anything CLOSE to that.  You?  So now all of a sudden, Jada want the world to stop and notice that her husband did not get on that nom list...while  black men and women are being gunned down by the po po, the educational system for black children is collapsing, black folks across this country is STARVING and living BELOW the poverty line...discrimination in the work place, in stores, in sports, resturants are rising to an all high proportions.....and YOU wanna boycott the oscars?  GTFOH..whore. 

 How about this.  Be a focking mother to your obviously confused children while you still have a chance to be effective in  their lives...before it's too late.  How about doing that ONE thing that you're supposed to do when YOU chose to be a PARENT.  And leave the rest alone...since you wanna pick and choose irrelevant issues that haven't a thing to do with the QUALITY of black living.   Put your panties back on....and just be a WOMAN and mother to your kids.  BTW:  Just so you know.  Having money doesn't make you even more intelligent, powerful or entitled.  All it does?  Is pay bills and give you a FALSE sense of belonging and star privilege.  But go look in that mirror Ms. Thing...real good.  I don't know if you haven't noticed?  But!  You are STILL black.  Not tan.  Not beige. Or even off white.  But!  Straight Black...no chaser.  You need to realize that.  Just sayin.  But!    

 

I just want to congratulate all the people beforehand that'll be able to STAY AWAKE though this thing if they do decide to "watch" it. You can be aghast when they ask the little white bone that's posing, "Who are you wearing?"

Why are black people so surprised when white people snub their shenanigans? They hate your guts, are shooting your kids, don't want your ass to participate in any damn thing, call you every name in the book, and you're surprised. 

Black people start your Jerome Awards, make the statue handsome as President Obama, and as soon as the show hits the air, I'll sit up instead of lie down; that way I'll be guaranteed to watch it, if you don't wait too long. I'm older than shit and folks are dying like fleas now; just hoping I'll be around for the debut. 

Ask Oprah or Tyler if OWN will be available for display; that's as "black" as it gets.

I guess there is something to be said for 'fighting where you are at the time', but, I can't get past the deafening silence of African American Politicians, Actors, Actresses, Musicians, Millionaires/Billionaires, Rich and Wealthy, Professional Athletes, and so-called "Activists", etc., about police brutality and the racist police murders of Black people in America [even Black children].  

I can't get past the deafening silence of Black people in America with clout, influence and access to a public forum, long enough to give a damn about Black actors and actresses and movies, etc., that did not get an Academy Award or Nomination.

If Black people in the entertainment business, in the movie-making business, in Hollywood, in the music industry, and in the Professional Sports/Athletes business, don't give a damn about the Race War being waged against Black people by racists and by racist cops in America, then Black people certainly should not give a damn about any of them not getting an Academy Award or nomination, or a role in a movie or tv show, or a draft to any professional sports team.  

 

 

Once they make money they transpose into Blacky-Whities and forget from whence they came. Then comes the weaves down to there, flipping the shit with their fingers out of their eyes, slits in their gowns up to here, there, everywhere, posing and jazz. That gives 'em a pass until someone's Cosbyized. White folks don't give two shits about those Africans that were shipped here in 1619 and their progeny that be us.

The people that received Oscars portrayed maids, Halle fucked Angelina's husband's eyeballs out (didn't see the movie), Denzel was a criminal, some damn song about a Pimp received an award. Nothing of substance goes to Africans on the path of Make Believe other than Isaac Hayes' "Shaft" theme. That was the bizness to me.

White folks scare me on the screen. They all look like slave masters and wrikled as hell. It's a horror show for me and I don't subject myself to that shit. Their head are 50 times larger; the damn women look like skeletons. I don't get any enjoyment from watching them "act" in any damn thing including their "presidential debates".

I like the movies of the 40's and 50's; mainly musicals; Fred Astaire/Gene Kelly and I'm thru. Those suckers back then were a scary lot too. Go back to the 30's and 20's the fuckers look like they just got off the ships at Ellis Island.

They're a weird group. I was just born amongst them. I've lived with them forever; I'm not thrilled with them; they're in my family; half here/half there. I love my family and dat's about it. The socializing has ceased; buddies die, move away. The thing with me is I still like music. It's a shock when one of my favorite singer's dies. One never thinks of that happening and then it does. That's another wake-up call and it brings sadness. The music keeps me going.

I'm tired of all this racial haggling, hatred, bullshit. No one's better than anyone else' but there are heaps crazier than others; many beyond insane.

One thing's for sure, we'll all be fucking equal in the boneyard. Too bad it has to come to that because we're surrounded by retarded mental beings, and that's the way of the world these days. The lead in Flint's water must have spread world wide. Everyone's brain's affected in one way or another it seems.

 

 

 

 

 

Kocolicious posted:
 

Jada Pinkett Smith Boycotts Oscars For Lack Of Diversity (UPDATE)

"We are rarely recognized for our artistic accomplishments."

01/17/2016 03:17 pm ET | Updated 16 hours ago

UPDATE: Jada Pinkett Smith has announced that she will not be attending or watching the 2016 Academy Awards. 

In a video posted to Facebook Monday morning, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the actress posed some powerful, thoughtful questions. 

"Is it time that people of color recognize how much power, influence, that we have amassed, that we no longer need to ask to be invited anywhere?" she said in the video. "Maybe it's time that we recognize that if we love and respect and acknowledge ourselves in the way in which we are asking others to do, that that is the place of true power."   

Pinkett Smith called for change, saying that "it's our responsibility now" to make the difference. 

"Begging for acknowledgement, or even asking, diminishes dignity and diminishes power. And we are a dignified people and we are powerful," she said. "Let's do us, differently." 

Watch the whole video below:

 

Fellow member of Hollywood Spike Lee also addressed the #OscarsSoWhite controversy this morning, saying that he, too, will be skipping the Awards show this year. 

In an Instagram post, the director condemned Hollywood execs for not using their power to bring more stories about people of color to the big screen. 

"The truth is we ain't in those rooms and until minorities are, the Oscar nominees will remain lilly [sic] white," he wrote. 

 

Following the backlash of yet another year of #OscarsSoWhite, Jada Pinkett Smith expressed her dismay on the awards' lack of diversity. 

The "Magic Mike XXL" actress, 44, sent out a series of tweets over the weekend. 

"At the Oscars ... people of color are always welcomed to give out awards ... even entertain, but we are rarely recognized for our artistic accomplishments," she wrote, adding, "Should people of color refrain from participating all together?"

She continued, "People can only treat us in the way in which we allow. With much respect in the midst of deep disappointment."

 
 
 

Pinkett Smith isn't alone in her thinking. Following the nomination announcement last week, Rev. Al Sharpton slammed the Academy for overlooking black actors

"Yet again, deserving black actors and directors were ignored by the Academy -- which reinforces the fact that there are few, if any, blacks with real power in Hollywood," he said in a statement provided by the National Action Network. "Being left out of awards consideration is about more than just recognition for a job well-done; winning an Oscar has long-lasting cultural and economic impacts."

This year, out of the 20 people nominated in the acting categories at the Oscars none are people of color. None. 

Furthermore, in the nominated films that include non-white cast members, only white contributors have been recognized with nominations. One key exception is Alejandro González Iñárritu, who's up for Best Director for "The Revenant. 

Academy president Cheryl Boone Isaacs also spoke to the issue, saying, "Of course I am disappointed. But this is not to take away the greatness [of the films nominated]. This has been a great year in film, it really has across the board."

But she also noted that the Academy's efforts at embracing diversity are moving too slowly.

"You are never going to know what is going to appear on the sheet of paper until you see it," she said. "We have got to speed it up." 

This post has been updated to include information about Spike Lee's decision to boycott the Oscars.

 

Here she comes:

 

Janet Hubert Responds to Jada Pinkett Smith's Boycott of the Oscars

 
 

 

 

Aunt Viv is about that life!

http://thegrio.com/2016/01/19/...rock-oscars-boycott/

Tyrese calls on Chris Rock to boycott Oscars, says today’s leaders are ‘lazy’ and ‘afraid’

Tyrese and Chris Rock [Getty Images).
 
 

Tyrese and Chris Rock (Getty Images).

 

On Monday, Tyrese took to Instagram to air out his frustration with the lack of diversity in the Oscars, using the hashtag #AgressiveRant.

He called out today’s leaders, calling them “lazy.”

“This is my message to today’s LAZY LEADERS.. The ones who are so concerned about being black balled out of this town and industry that they would rather SIT on their hands and cry at home to their wives and girlfriends and not DO anything.. The ones who only pop and talk shenanigan on social media and DO nothing.. The ones who wanna protest but ONLY protest when it’s convenient. It’s SAD SAD SAD to see that were still living in a generation of “Followers” and not enough REAL LEADERS…” he posted.

 

He then went on to specifically address the #OscarsSoWhite controversy.

#OscarsSoWhite..??? Mainstream Radio?? only playing white artist when THEY sing R&B Soul???? This is modern day racism..I fear NO MAN.. I fear NO SYSTEM. I don’t seek your validation and I don’t need your approval.. But I won’t sit down and sit ON my hands and just let this ALL go down without speaking On it..”

Tyrese specifically called out Chris Rock, saying, “Is Chris Rock still gonna host the oscars after this blatant racism?? Is everyone still gonna show up??”

 

RadioRaheem posted:

http://thegrio.com/2016/01/19/...rock-oscars-boycott/

Tyrese calls on Chris Rock to boycott Oscars, says today’s leaders are ‘lazy’ and ‘afraid’

Tyrese and Chris Rock [Getty Images).
 
 

Tyrese and Chris Rock (Getty Images).

 

On Monday, Tyrese took to Instagram to air out his frustration with the lack of diversity in the Oscars, using the hashtag #AgressiveRant.

He called out today’s leaders, calling them “lazy.”

“This is my message to today’s LAZY LEADERS.. The ones who are so concerned about being black balled out of this town and industry that they would rather SIT on their hands and cry at home to their wives and girlfriends and not DO anything.. The ones who only pop and talk shenanigan on social media and DO nothing.. The ones who wanna protest but ONLY protest when it’s convenient. It’s SAD SAD SAD to see that were still living in a generation of “Followers” and not enough REAL LEADERS…” he posted.

 

He then went on to specifically address the #OscarsSoWhite controversy.

#OscarsSoWhite..??? Mainstream Radio?? only playing white artist when THEY sing R&B Soul???? This is modern day racism..I fear NO MAN.. I fear NO SYSTEM. I don’t seek your validation and I don’t need your approval.. But I won’t sit down and sit ON my hands and just let this ALL go down without speaking On it..”

Tyrese specifically called out Chris Rock, saying, “Is Chris Rock still gonna host the oscars after this blatant racism?? Is everyone still gonna show up??”

 

Rock should host and use the event to address the situation with some super sharp humor. If Tyrese wants to speak to related issues, aside from staying home on Oscar night,  let him publicly address BLM issues.

Brotha RR wrote:  Rock should host and use the event to address the situation with some super sharp humor. If Tyrese wants to speak to related issues, aside from staying home on Oscar night,  let him publicly address BLM issues.

  I agree my brotha.  Chris did say he was up to something. So I do think it's kinda  premature for Tyrese to call Chris out.  And Tyresa?  Sit your ass down....you still have milk on your breathe.  I mean yea he's yakking...but at the end of the day?  Tyrese?  What is YOUR ass doin?  Stay in YOUR lane and DO your thang for the cause...then maybe you can say a little...but!  Now? Too much work to be done to be jacking off at the mouth like we have ALL this time.  I wanna see RESULTS from brothas...not WORDS.  Too much talk already...if you ask me.  This is NOT a rap video son.  This is REAL life.  But! 

Momentum posted:

Jada and all Blacks should be ticked off but I would rather she and Will with other wealthy Blacks organize a Black movie industry, use your anger for that. Jews control the movie industry, lets get our own and have more control of our images.   

Exactly!

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"The African Film Industry & Nollywood-The Little Engine That Could: The Growing Billion $ African Film Industry - See more at:http://globalfusionproductions...sthash.8RfPoINS.dpuf"

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So, part of me says damn Jada and her "boycott", especially while her and African Americans like her are silent on and are saying nothing about 'boycotting' anything else because of the racist police murders that are taking place all over this country.  Men, women and children dying

Men, women and children being LYNCHED all across America means far more than rich African American getting roles in movies, particularly when they do NOTHING for African America, African American Institutions and impoverished African American communities and children.

African American actors, actresses, producers, etc., should have already built a thriving African American Film Industry by now, but no, they are too busy trying to force America's White Film Industry to want them, to employ them, to give them roles in that industry.  

Black people died so Jada's ass could ever even be in the position she is in today, and the same goes for ALL the other Black people in the Film Industry [and any other industry in America], so the least wealthy, and rich Black people could do is unify around creating industry and atmosphere that cancels out the need for Black people to always needs to vicariously BEG White industry for acceptance.  

 

sunnubian posted:
Momentum posted:

Jada and all Blacks should be ticked off but I would rather she and Will with other wealthy Blacks organize a Black movie industry, use your anger for that. Jews control the movie industry, lets get our own and have more control of our images.   

Exactly!

:

"The African Film Industry & Nollywood-The Little Engine That Could: The Growing Billion $ African Film Industry - See more at:http://globalfusionproductions...sthash.8RfPoINS.dpuf"

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So, part of me says damn Jada and her "boycott", especially while her and African Americans like her are silent on and are saying nothing about 'boycotting' anything else because of the racist police murders that are taking place all over this country.  Men, women and children dying

Men, women and children being LYNCHED all across America means far more than rich African American getting roles in movies, particularly when they do NOTHING for African America, African American Institutions and impoverished African American communities and children.

African American actors, actresses, producers, etc., should have already built a thriving African American Film Industry by now, but no, they are too busy trying to force America's White Film Industry to want them, to employ them, to give them roles in that industry.  

Black people died so Jada's ass could ever even be in the position she is in today, and the same goes for ALL the other Black people in the Film Industry [and any other industry in America], so the least wealthy, and rich Black people could do is unify around creating industry and atmosphere that cancels out the need for Black people to always needs to vicariously BEG White industry for acceptance.  

 

I agree with you 100%! And there is a Black diaspora to market too, just needs to be set up and marketed to. I tell ya, when I scroll through shows and movies and I don't see Black people I typically move on and I get frustrated watching white people being hero's and the center of everything. We seriously need a thriving Black movie industry. And btw, where do Jada think all them millions of dollars came from? She and Will might get ostracized (blacklisted, a word I try to avoid) by the Jewish owned and control movie industry. Lets see what happens down the road to the Smith's. They want to be included so bad, to include their son they compromised him wearing women's clothing, I would never do that just to be included in a white owned industry.  

Will and Jada fuck with these white men; some gay dude has stressed all over the internet that will and jada are gay. Will and Jada are going to be Cosbyized. They don't like rich niggers, so the fun begins now. We all pay a zillion dollars for fuckin' cable, watch whatchawantowatch. If I didn't have a husband, I'd turn the damn thing off for a couple months; just watching the two shows I like. I can't stay awake when I'm all womb-like under my covers. This thing's gonna go on for 3 and 1/2 hours probably. boycott if you want; don't boycott if you don't. White people don't give 1/2 fuck whatchudo. This award thing's about them, patting themselves on their non existent asses for their "acting" accomplishments for the year. Movie Stars are dead. I don't even know who these heifers are; they allllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll look the same to me. A bony leg here, no tits there, straggly hair styles, bright red lips, posing as if they're in heat. Some 50,000 dollar dress always beginning with the question:  "Who are you wearing?"  Listen to that shit for a half hour, you're bound to be snoring loudly. Who cares?  Read a book; go to sleep. They'll be talking about the shit for a week, Fashion Police will tell everyone who was or wasn't wearing drawers. What ugly dude's handsome. It's the same ole shit. Jada and Will hope you work in the movies again. Will, make another song line "Summertime."  I will always love you. You're super smart; with "antidisestablishmentarianism" being your favorite word on Actor's Studio. I'll never forget that. If you get to play President Obama, maybe everything'll change. You're A-OK in my book, boycott or no boycott.

I'm not fickle about the people I like. When I like you, I like you' if I don't, I don't. My mind doesn't change easily when it comes to that.  No one gives two shits really, and it's OK with me.

Black Work Matters More Than An Oscar

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For many, 2015 was the year that black-oriented programming transitioned from fun, inconsequential trash into riveting awards season competition. Yet awards season is here, and there's an obvious lack of recognition of the people of color who worked tirelessly to increase the production value of our media. Naturally, I'm miffed; they deserve to be acknowledged for their work. But let's not forget that we don't necessarily need the Oscars (or the Emmys, Golden Globes, Tonys, Grammys... or ANY award show, for that matter) to be PROUD of our brothers and sisters in the entertainment industry. Now, don't get me wrong; I love my Emmy, just as I'm certain that Viola loves hers. We cherish them because they're reminders of the excellent work we've done, but there are greater ways to be rewarded.

Last year Scandal, Empire, How To Get Away With Murder, Black-ish, American Crime, and Being Mary Jane set a new standard for black representation on television. We witnessed educated, business-savvy women acquire positions of power. We studied deeply personal, complex, and sometimes interracial relationships, and (for the first time in quite a while) we unabashedly praised our melanin in a series that highlights a happily married, strong, black father - on network TV! At the cinema, we smashed box office records with gritty tales of our struggles along the path to success. We put transwomen of color in front of an iPhone, creating a masterpiece that showed the world their determination to be heard, and we explored what happened to one of our most cherished civil rights activists in an age where new civil rights leaders are being born on the Internet, daily.

For those reasons, we have every right to be upset that the films, television series, directors, actors and actresses deserving of praise, remain under-appreciated in the Hollywood hierarchy. These are the types of projects that penetrate racial stereotypes to their core and subsequently breakdown the racial barriers we face in our everyday lives. These are the types of projects that inspire young children to adopt a work ethic that will place them far beyond the top of the Hollywood hierarchy... perhaps in the boardroom of a billion dollar corporation, or in Congress, or even the Oval Office. That's worth more than anything a damn trophy can offer.

Obviously, I'm extremely proud of everyone this awards season has snubbed. But as a black actress of a certain age, I'm equally as proud of those who were never even thought of for a nomination. Many more black movies and shows exist, yet go relatively unnoticed. Perhaps their production values aren't as high, or they aren't produced by a white-owned production company or network, but they're here - employing our actors and actresses who wouldn't be able to make a living doing what they love without them.

Of course I'm talking about the Debbie Allens, Salim and Mara Brock Akils, Justin Simiens, Ali LeRois, and Nailah Jeffersons of the world. Knowing that we need more representation in the media, these people (among others) have saturated the market with black programming. Some of you will say that at times we've sacrificed quality for quantity, and there are instances in which I'll agree to that, but in our journey to reach a remarkable year like 2015, there are always are (and always will be) near-misses. The point is that we continue to be seen, to provide work for ourselves when it's infrequently offered to us, and to try our damnedest to leave a lasting, positive impression with at least on one person. We should be proud of ALL we've accomplished thus far, but there's still a long way to go. Not being on the air won't help us.

Brotha RR wrote:  I understand the need to have more diversity in the Oscar awards, but can Jada and Will spend a little more time at home....

  I agree my brotha.  And in the video she talks about black people coming together?  Well the first thing she needs to do?  Is to come together as MOTHER, parent and encourage her children NOT to be pimped by the woes of Hollywood money...the poison that can destroy the soul.  She needs to recognize and SEE her PINK elephant is WEARING a dress. She has allowed a fashion label to feminized her pink elelphant i.e.  her SON!!!!!!!  Wearing dresses or loose clothing is how boys are portrayed in the middle east...where Jaden's father spends most of his vacation time[and it's showing...especially when he keeps kissing that boy in the mouth in pubic...that's NOT normal].  Is she HIGH?  Or something?  Maybe it;s all that plastic surgery she had on her face.  I dunno.  But!  I've worked with sexual abused children and I know abuse disguised as grooming starts at a very innocent time and tender age...until it grows full bloom and you can see it...clearly in usual behavior.  

And I'm gonna say this until I'm blue in the face....The Smiths are deliberately twisting gender positions not roles but positions of their children's sexuality and it will come back to  haunt them ONE DAY...soon.  We can't be together until we are ALL on the same page regarding our children.  She speaks of Altanta?  Of all places.  Where a white MAN is grooming our toddlers and young children for future homosexulity?  And she mentions Atlanta?  See?  This is what I also talk about.  She is a hollywood whore.  No mother.  She's a surrogate.  A real difference.  Cuz  a real mother?  Will be ALL up in her children's business navigating their journey to adulthood.  Not this entitled, self-privilege, arrogance I can do anything I want cuz my parents encourage us to be free spirits BULLSHYTE while innocent Black kids are dying all over this country.  So.  I predict that one of her children is gonna turn out like Amanda Byunes or Justin Bieber or worse.  Time will time.  But!  

 

Kocolicious posted:

Brotha RR wrote:  I understand the need to have more diversity in the Oscar awards, but can Jada and Will spend a little more time at home....

  I agree my brotha.  And in the video she talks about black people coming together?  Well the first thing she needs to do?  Is to come together as MOTHER, parent and encourage her children NOT to be pimped by the woes of Hollywood money...the poison that can destroy the soul.  She needs to recognize and SEE her PINK elephant is WEARING a dress. She has allowed a fashion label to feminized her pink elelphant i.e.  her SON!!!!!!!  Wearing dresses or loose clothing is how boys are portrayed in the middle east...where Jaden's father spends most of his vacation time[and it's showing...especially when he keeps kissing that boy in the mouth in pubic...that's NOT normal].  Is she HIGH?  Or something?  Maybe it;s all that plastic surgery she had on her face.  I dunno.  But!  I've worked with sexual abused children and I know abuse disguised as grooming starts at a very innocent time and tender age...until it grows full bloom and you can see it...clearly in usual behavior.  

And I'm gonna say this until I'm blue in the face....The Smiths are deliberately twisting gender positions not roles but positions of their children's sexuality and it will come back to  haunt them ONE DAY...soon.  We can't be together until we are ALL on the same page regarding our children.  She speaks of Altanta?  Of all places.  Where a white MAN is grooming our toddlers and young children for future homosexulity?  And she mentions Atlanta?  See?  This is what I also talk about.  She is a hollywood whore.  No mother.  She's a surrogate.  A real difference.  Cuz  a real mother?  Will be ALL up in her children's business navigating their journey to adulthood.  Not this entitled, self-privilege, arrogance I can do anything I want cuz my parents encourage us to be free spirits BULLSHYTE while innocent Black kids are dying all over this country.  So.  I predict that one of her children is gonna turn out like Amanda Byunes or Justin Bieber or worse.  Time will time.  But!  

 

I think Hollywood sets up things like this for our folk...

 

Bill Cosby's Son is magically robbed and killed on a highway

Magic Johnson's son came out of the closet

Michael Jackson's death

Whitney Houston death

Bobbi Kristina's death

 

 

it wasn't meant for us to win

Jada, maybe you should have just kept your mouth shut about this mess. Stay home, pout. These folks don't care. We'll know "Who they're wearing." For 3 1/2 hours these folks will be sashaying/struttin'/glowin'/pattin' themselves everywhere about their "acting" abilities.They act every day. This whole country's an act. Stuff will be happening until stuff can't happen anymore. That day's acomin'.

Play Will's "Summertime" beside you before you go to sleep that night. Everything'll be alright!!!!

The country wasn't stolen for us; it was stolen for them; we were stolen for them and here we all fuckin' are. Whinin'/sighin'/dyin'. Most times, we just have to keep on keepin' on. These assholes aren't worth getting a stroke over. Enjoy your riches, before they try to Cosby-ize your behind. Old white gay dude's abrewing, sproutin' shit already. Watch your back!!!!!

In One Quote, Viola Davis Nails The Academy Award's Diversity Issue

“You can change the Academy, but if there are no black films being produced, what is there to vote for?"

01/22/2016 01:25 pm ET | Updated 2 hours ago

Emmy Award-winner Viola Davis has some ideas for how to improve diversity at the Oscars.

In a red carpet interview before ELLE’s annual Women in Television Dinner on Wednesday, Davis told ET that the problem “is not with the Oscars," but with "the Hollywood movie-making system."

"How many black films are being produced every year? How are they being distributed,” she said to ET correspondent Nischelle Turner on the questions Academy voting members should ask themselves in order to fix the issue. “The films that are being made, are the big-time producers thinking outside of the box in terms of how to cast the role? Can you cast a black woman in that role? Can you cast a black man in that role?"

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Viola Davis wants to see more action from the Motion Picture industry.

On Tuesday, Academy president Cheryl Boone Isaacs released an official statement on behalf of the Academy via Twitter regarding the Oscars’ lack of diversity. The statement promised plans to take “dramatic steps” to alter the makeup of its membership in order to "bring about much-needed diversity" to future shows.

Next week, the organization’s 51-member Governing Board will also address a number of proposals during its regularly scheduled meeting -- including the membership process and recruitment.  

Despite the Academy’s swift reaction, the roots of the issue, as Davis told ET, go deep. “You can change the Academy, but if there are no black films being produced, what is there to vote for?"

Congressional Black Caucus Members Back Boycott Because Oscars So White

The lawmakers join with a slew of celebrities.

01/22/2016 01:06 pm ET | Updated 20 minutes ago
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Rep. Danny Davis, seen here in a 2010 file photo, described the boycotters as "reflective of the African-American community."

Two Congressional Black Caucus members are now openly supporting those who are boycotting February's Academy Awards ceremony over the lack of diversity among nominees. Even caucus members who won't say they back the boycott are still criticizing the Oscars.

Rep. Danny Davis (D-Ill.) told The Hill on Friday that he supports the boycott -- though he's not a "big movie buff."

"I think they are reflective of the African-American community," he said of those rebuffing the event.

Rep. Greg Meeks (D-N.Y.) told The Huffington Post that he, too, supports the boycotters.

"The lack of diversity in the Academy Awards, from the selection committee to the nominees honored, is extremely concerning," Meeks said. "This is not a new problem but one that has persisted for many years. Efforts to correct this pervasive issue within the Academy Awards are long overdue and since no tangible actions have been taken, a boycott seems like the appropriate course of action."

For the second year in a row, no black actors are up for awards in the four major acting categories. That news reignited the hashtag #OscarsSoWhite, which was used last year to voice outrage at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

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Davis and Meeks join a list of prominent politicians and entertainers who have spoken out about the Oscars' missing diversity.
 

Will Smith is joining his wife, Jada Pinkett Smith, in the boycott because he said, "We're uncomfortable to stand there and say it's OK." Spike Lee fumed on ABC's "Good Morning America" this week that the lack of black nominees was an example of systemic failures plaguing Hollywood. Even GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump said that "it would certainly be nice if everyone could be represented."

Rep. Donald Payne Jr. (D-N.J.), also with the Congressional Black Caucus, told HuffPost that the Academy Awards is not alone in its failure.

"Unfortunately, this is another example of the lack of diversity that still exists in many industries," Payne said. "We need to eliminate the racial inequities that betray our values as a nation and block progress in our communities."

Rep. Brenda Lawrence (D-Mich.), also with the caucus, told The Hill that she was "extremely disappointed in the lack of diversity -- year after year -- in the Academy's selections," although she isn't joining the effort to shun the Oscars.

 
 

The Huffington Post reached out to other caucus members who have not yet weighed in on the boycott.

Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-N.Y.) said he had not planned to attend the Oscars prior to the boycott and those plans had not changed after seeing the nominations.

Reps. Sanford Bishop (D-Ga.), Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) and Cedric Richmond (D-La.) declined to comment. This piece will be updated when others respond.

  Here we go.  Listen to this whore  And look how much she has aged over a small amount of time.  

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Charlotte Rampling: Promoting Diversity In Oscar Nominations Is 'Racist To Whites'

"Perhaps the black actors did not deserve to make the final list," the nominee said.

01/22/2016 10:01 am ET | Updated 5 hours ago
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Academy Award nominee Charlotte Rampling does not buy into the notion that the Oscars are racist. In fact, she thinks the conversation surrounding a lack of diversity in the nominations is actually anti-white.

“It is racist to whites,” she said on France's Europe 1 radio station Friday.

“One can never really know, but perhaps the black actors did not deserve to make the final list," added Rampling, who was nominated in the best actress category for her role in "45 Years."

She disagreed with the proposal that the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences use quotas to encourage diversity.

“Why classify people? These days everyone is more or less accepted," she said. "People will always say ‘Him, he’s not as handsome’ or ‘Him, he’s too black’ or ‘He's too white.' But does that necessarily mean there should be lots of minorities everywhere?”

"What does it mean that [black actors] still think they are a minority?" she continued.

Zero actors of color are included in the Academy's best actor or actress categories for the second consecutive year, despite the fact that there were many non-white actorswho could have been chosen. Jada Pinkett Smith, Will Smith and Spike Lee all announced they would not be attending this year's awards ceremony in an act of protest.

Oscar-winning producer Gerald Molen, who later was involved with a documentary from conservative activist Dinesh D'Souza, also addressed the diversity controversy.

"The idea of a boycott is ridiculous," the producer of "Schindler's List" and "Jurassic Park" told The Hollywood Reporter on Thursday. "Are their noses bent out of shape by the award nominations? Of course. That is normal in a town of egos and red carpet desires. While there were many performances of note, not all my choices for 'best' in the various categories have been realized."

Molen noted that his vote for best picture went to Steven Spielberg's "Bridge of Spies."

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  The reason why I posted white whore comment on this thread is because I grow tired of white cunts minimizing racism-which has been a benefit to her.  This includes the white actress, Reese Witherspoon, who just made similar comments.  Of course these self-entitled cunts will defend a systen where they both were on their knees consistently to get those roles from the homosexual sadist movie producer/directors.    Let's be clear ain't nothin special about pretending to be other people...it doesn't save the world, cure diseases or uplift spirituality and it definitely don't bring back the dead...it is mere entertainment to puff the life of being WHITE hero/shero.  Massa wanna kept it that way. Wanna HOG everything.   Yet....his time for that crazy shyte especially arrogant racism in any area of people behavior/activity is OVER.   Time to accept it.     But  

  Ya know my sista....you're right!  This could be a ploy to distract.  Massa is a master in that.  And he uses his "slaves" to do it for him.  Always have.  He probably don't give a damn about diversifying the oscars...just a good way to take the heat off the fact that he is KILLING us like flies.  Great analogy my sista!  But!

RadioRaheem posted:

I understand the need to have more diversity in the Oscar awards, but can Jada and Will spend a little more time at home....

 

wow, they done messed that boy up, shame on Will and Jada! And then push that effeminate image onto the world is a crime against the Black community. 

Brotha RR wrote:  

I think Hollywood sets up things like this for our folk...

 

Bill Cosby's Son is magically robbed and killed on a highway

Magic Johnson's son came out of the closet

Michael Jackson's death

Whitney Houston death

Bobbi Kristina's death

 

it wasn't meant for us to win

 

  I agree my brotha.  Maybe Cosby's son was the first warning.  And Cosby didn't believe massa would expose him since he's hanging with Hef.  Then bam!  So yes I think it is a set up.  cuz  they didn't touch Hef cuz why?  He gives Hollywood the women needed for that director's couch.  

Someone else I spoke to mention the conspiracy against Michael, Whitney and Bobbi's death.  And Magic?  I still don't think he had/has AIDS.  I think they used him to humanize the disease so that people wouldn't continue  throwing gay men under the bus and pin the illness exclusively on them.  Cuz it's mighty ironic that Magic's son is gay and was an embryo when Magic announced he had AIDS.  Now that's suspicious.  And the fact that he managed to become one of the wealthiest black men in the nation-massa didn't like that part but he couldn't rescind on the agreement.  There are sooooo many theories out on these celebrities.   And what I do know is true?  They don't want us to win.  They want us to always lose.  But there's a quote on that very thing.  "Winners are losers who got up and gave it one more try.-Dennis DeYoung  That's us.  Our culture.  Massa keep trying to knock us down...but guess what?  We keep getting up.  Cuz why?  There's a buoyancy in our souls......it just like a ball in a pool.  Just won't go down...no matter how hard one tries  to push it under water.   But!  

Well here's the UPDATE on the OSCARS CONTROVERSY

  

 
 Academy Board Endorses Changes to Increase Diversity in Oscar Nominees and Itself
 
By MICHAEL CIEPLYJAN. 22, 2016 144 COMMENTS

“The academy is going to lead and not wait for the industry to catch up,” said Cheryl Boone Isaacs, the academy’s president. Credit Kevin Winter/Getty Images
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LOS ANGELES — Confronting a fierce protest over a second straight year of all-white Oscar acting nominations, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on Friday said it would make radical changes to its voting requirements, recruiting process and governing structure, with an aim toward increasing the diversity of its membership.

The changes were approved at an unusual special meeting of the group’s 51-member governing board Thursday night. The session ended with a unanimous vote to endorse the new processes, but action on possible changes to Oscar balloting was deferred for later consideration. The board said its goal was to double the number of female and minority members by 2020.

 

  You know maybe in a weird tried of our people being beat down kinda way I am a little racism when I hear black actors/actresses  who are married to or with white significant others defending the white supremacist behavior of massa in ALL areas of people activity in this country including the oscars.  Many of us say fock the oscars but it;s more than that and really it has very little to do with accepting an award that LOOKS just like something our ancestors created thousands of years ago-but that's another thread.  What I am saying is from the very little to the extreme huge or large racism is like water....it can travel anyway where there is white and black people.  And it the same type of mindset when white invaders came and took over a land not theirs.  They put their flags up and claim it.  

Most of the drama we see in films, music and other forms of entertainment COMES directly from mimicking our culture.  Our stories have been whitewashed.  Our heroes have been villianized.  Our very presence on stage have been emulated....hence the popularity of the "black face."  So this is much more intrinsic than the eye can see.  And why it is important to cut the  head of racism at every level of social participation including in the field of entertainment, politics, education, arts, etc.  Especially when they stole our souls and then arrogantly tell us to get lose when we have the NERVE to ask for it back.  And in this case we are not asking for it back...hell they can have it...what we want is ACKNOWLEDGMENT.

 Okay. They don't have to acknowledge that slaves built the white house, they don't even have to acknowledge that slaves set the foundation for this advanced country.  Spilled milk.  But what they MUST acknowledge[cuz they take our money through taxes, economy etc as paying citizens] is that our CONTRIBUTION matters.  Whether it is running for class president in an all white school, going up in space,  inventing over the top products that advanced the world and civilizations , or merely for playing a role with the brilliance and talent we were born with.  It's called black integrity-which is something they are so quick to jump on and stone rinse it to fit their WHITE need for superiority and image.  But that?  Black integrity?  Doesn't belong to them.  And this why it is so important moving forward to let this generation of white folks KNOW we ain't those slaves back in the day that YOU still think we are.  What we are?  Human beings who FOUGHT for our freedom and the RIGHT to be ACKNOWLEDGED and AWARDED for good works that WE contribute to the world every day.  And that's really the bottom line.  But!  

 

 

 

 

wow, they done messed that boy up, shame on Will and Jada! And then push that effeminate image onto the world is a crime against the Black community. 

 

 

  And this is WHY I can NEVER respect Will and Jada.  They have bought into the effemination of our black boys.  Yes it is a CRIME.  And that is why I mention about Will kissing his son in the mouth in PUBLIC.  Who does that?  No black man I know.  And I know a lot of loving black fathers who adore their sons and I have NEVER witnessed any of them kissing their sons in the mouth.  And this is really setting their son for psychological failure.  Cuz his little brain hasn't finished developing yet to KNOW what he is doing is the right thing for him-I feel they pushed this on him to continue this focking EMPIRE they are attempting to build.  It's all about the money.  As why I call and will continue to call Jada a whore.  Cuz a whore?  Is no mother.  She doesn't have the skills.  And it is shown in how she is raising or not raising her children.

Off topic:  Because of Jada's boycott.  Alexis Arquette a transgender woman and the brother of  David and  Patricia Arquette announced a few days ago that Will and Jada are both gay.  And that Will's former wife caught him the bed with a man and that is why their marriage end.  He also goes to say that that is the reason why they are allowing Jaden to be a model for women clothing cuz they are grooming him to be gay.   Here's a bit of that below:

Alexis Arquette claims Will Smith is gay and more gossip from the week

  

While you’re busy preparing for winter storm Jonas, take a second to catch up on all the latest gossip you may have missed over the past week. You may need some topics of conversation when you’re trapped at home with your friends and family over the weekend.

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Alexis Arquette says Will Smith and his wife are gay

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It’s been an interesting week for the Smiths, who have been in the news rather frequently. However, the most headline-grabbing was when Alexis Arquette claimed that both Will and Jada Pinkett Smith are gay. She also claimed that he paid off his first wife after she walked in on him with another man. She further said that he was “servicing his Sugar Daddy Benny Medina.” Will Smith’s ex-wife blasted the claims on Friday, saying she never walked in on him with another man.

Of course Will's former wife quickly intervene to say that what that monster manwhore said was not true.  Here's what Sheree Fletchers says about manwhore Arquette's accusation.  BTW  Will never call this manwhore Arquette a woman just cuz he can now wear a dress and lipstick.  So take a listen to Sheree defending her ex-husband. 

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But here's the deal.   As we know there is always  little truth in a lie.  And you have to question where did it come from.  As we can by the way that these folks are rearing their children?  Something ain't right.  No matter...most black people DO NOT allow their children to cross-dress...especially boys.  So I'm pondering that there is gonna be MORE accusations about Will and Jada...and Jaden's sexuality  because of this boycott.  Hope Ms. Thang Jada can handle it.  Just saying.  But!  

That Rampling "thing" is the reason I don't go to see movies. Once these suckers get past 60 and their heads are magnified 10 times their size; I don't know whether I'm looking at a "human" or an elephant's ass that somehow transformed into an ass with eyes, nose and mouth. White people and their wrinkles and scowls do not appeal to me; when there's violence involved, it makes the situation 60 times worse as far as I'm concerned. To hell with you and your Oscars and "Who you're wearing." Right now there's a snow storm that's kicking some major ass; we might not be able to see the show anyway, because this shit's not going to melt until July, by the looks of things. There are things 50 times more important than Hollyweird, Will and Jada, their kids, and this fuckin' boycott. How many blacks involved in this acting mess? 50, 100? It's the Land of Make Believe. Sort of like America, these days. Donald Trump should received the Bullshit Oscar Award. He's a scary motherfucker in my book and just as UGLY as Rampling and Bardot  combined. All these politicians could receive the Bullshit Oscars Awards. As soon as they open their mouths the bulls go:  . The feces starts flying.

 

 

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