by Sierra Marlee | January 29, 2016 11:05 pm
Where there is a “race-based scandal” you can bet the President won’t be far away.
From Conservative Tribune:
President Barack Obama has finally weighed in on the “White Oscar” boycott, and many are rolling their eyes at his statement.
Apparently this is a little-known duty that our presidents are called upon to fulfill — to be involved in the arts. Or at least this one things so.
On Wednesday Obama commented on the Oscar boycott that called for actors and filmmakers of color not to attend the awards ceremony based on alleged racial disparity, as this the second year in a row in which there have been no black nominees.
“I think that California is an example of the incredible diversity of this country,” Obama said during interviews with local news stations. “That’s a strength. I think that when everyone’s story is told then that makes for better art.”
“It makes for better entertainment,” he added. “It makes everybody feel part of one American family, so I think as a whole the industry should do what every other industry should do which is to look for talent, provide opportunity to everybody. And I think the Oscar debate is really just an expression of this broader issue.
“Are we making sure that everybody is getting a fair shot?” he asked rhetorically.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has been heavily criticized because it did not include any nominees in any acting category that were non-white (even though many members of the academy are, themselves, not white). Stars such as Jada Pinkett Smith and Spike Lee have been most outspoken about the Oscar boycott.
Liberals love saying that they want everyone to “have a fair shot” but what they really mean is “we want everyone to have an equal outcome, regardless of effort.”
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