Snoop Dogg’s Oscars Outrage!

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Snoop Dogg’s Oscars Outrage!

Snoop Dogg recently added to the controversy over the lack of black actors and directors nominated for this year’s Academy Awards. Acclaimed film director Spike Lee and actress Jada Smith (wife of Will Smith) have already made it known they will not be attending the awards ceremony on February 16th and yesterday rapper and actor Snoop Dogg added his voice to the storm by posting on Instragram:

‘Somebody asked me whether I’m going to watch the motherf**king Oscars – f**k no! Why am I going to watch that bulls**t for? They ain’t got no n****s nominated. All these great movies and all this great s**t you keep stealing from us. F**k you!’

Although the Academy is an American organisation, accurately reflecting society’s diversity is a universal issue that has been championed by British DJ and Luther actor Idris Elba who last Monday (18th January) addressed a group of politicians about the matter:

‘We need to counter what everybody has, see the lay of the land and see who has which careers in TV—who makes TV, and who is allowed on TV and when they get the opportunity which roles do they play, on and off screen. You have to ask the question: are black people normally playing petty criminals? Are women always the love interest or talking about men? Are gay people always stereotyped? Are disabled people ever seen at all?’.

The UK and the USA have come so far over the last fifty years that’s it’s difficult to understand why it remains so clearly necessary to keep having this debate. In the matter of equal rights, it seems that some are still more equal than others.

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