Boycotting the Oscars

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheDeuce View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by PurplePride92 View Post
    Other than Creed, Straight Outta Compton, Concussion and Star Wars I am not sure of other movies or roles that black actors and actresses appeared in. It doesn't mean there wasn't quality work done somewhere by black actors and actresses. How does a movie like Danish Girl get found and Eddie Redmayne nominated for Best Actor and any movie starring Idrie Elba isn't a consideration also?
    Let me clarify: Hollywood, and all that it stands for, sucks....I hope no one wins any Oscar ever again.

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    Things got a little heated on The View when the panel discussed the lack of diversity in this year’s Oscar race. Recently, prominent black voices in cinema such as Spike Lee and Jada Pinkett Smith have called for a boycott of the ceremony. This didn’t sit well with host Whoopi Goldberg. “You know Chris Rock is the host of the Academy Awards,” explained Goldberg, “So to boycott him seems just as bad as what everybody’s saying.”

    Guest host Sunny Hostin was quick to point out several statistics relevant to the topic, like the fact that 46% of movie tickets last year were purchased by African-Americans, and that the Academy is 94% Caucasian. But Whoopi did not back down from her point, which was that it falls more on the people making films to create a diverse environment than it does on the Academy that votes. During the conversation, Candace Cameron-Bure seemed to feel a little left out and joked with Joy Behar. Cameron-Bure’s childish act set off Whoopi even more, and she responded, “I talk about God; you gotta talk about these damn movies.” It’s worth noting that Cameron-Bure left the panel after that segment and didn’t return. Whoopi covered for her, saying she was “not feeling well.”

    Hostin tried to punctuate the discussion by comparing this Oscar boycott to the Montgomery bus boycott in 1955. Goldberg jumped in one more time. “You wanna boycott something? Don’t go see the movies that don’t have your representation,” said Goldberg. “That’s the boycott you want.”

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    ^no way blacks bought 46% of all movie tickets last year.

    Not that it matters but there is no way that number is close to being correct.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jumper_Dad View Post
    ^no way blacks bought 46% of all movie tickets last year.

    Not that it matters but there is no way that number is close to being correct.
    How would they ever know?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Watusi View Post
    What were the obvious reasons?
    Because I don't buy into what most of the former NFL players say.
    They sure took the money and knew what could happen.
    I'm not sayin concussions don't happen, but they didn't cause every suicide or murder or death.
    Not everything in the movie was accurate either, as is most cases.

    I would rather watch Will Smith fight zombies in Legend or kill aliens

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jumper_Dad View Post
    ^no way blacks bought 46% of all movie tickets last year.

    Not that it matters but there is no way that number is close to being correct.
    Agreed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mountain ref View Post
    Because I don't buy into what most of the former NFL players say.
    They sure took the money and knew what could happen.
    I'm not sayin concussions don't happen, but they didn't cause every suicide or murder or death.
    Not everything in the movie was accurate either, as is most cases.

    I would rather watch Will Smith fight zombies in Legend or kill aliens
    Gotcha. Honestly I hadn't even heard of that movie until this thread.

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    As for Will Smiths wife boycott

    Just because he makes a movie don't mean it is worthy to get an award.
    The movie with him and their son, "After Earth" wasn't too hot but I'm sure it was better than concussion

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    And for ICE CUBE, I love his movies, never seen one he was in where he didn't do an outstanding job. The dude is good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mountain ref View Post
    Im not sure. I dont keep up with what I watch.

    I do know that one thing, there are a lot of white lily people who pay money to go watch movies and thus this is how some like Will Smith got rich.
    Maybe if no one went to his movies he may think different if there is no demand for him.

    I just read or saw (maybe on Sunday Morning on CBS), I can't remember where for sure, that 50% of movie goers are black.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mountain ref View Post
    Are whites going to protest the NBA All Star Game due to lack of white players?
    Again, completely over your head. You will never get it. I was waiting for the reverse discrimination crap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bengal Maniac View Post
    I just read or saw (maybe on Sunday Morning on CBS), I can't remember where for sure, that 50% of movie goers are black.
    50% are black, wow.
    That means about 30% are white and 20% are Latino.

    So it's the blacks fault that these lily white actors get nominated since they go to more movies than any other race and watch their movies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jumper_Dad View Post
    ^no way blacks bought 46% of all movie tickets last year.

    Not that it matters but there is no way that number is close to being correct.
    I heard 50% on Sunday morning on CBS while they were doing the story.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mountain ref View Post
    Im just a handle stirring the pot, looking to raise blood pressure and tempers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bengal Maniac View Post
    Again, completely over your head. You will never get it. I was waiting for the reverse discrimination crap.
    Man did you not read my post on post 40
    Can a guy not have some fun here

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