Oh no she didn’t!
“One can never really know, but perhaps the black actors did not deserve to make the final list,” added Rampling.
I don’t have a problem with that.
In America, African Americans make up 13% of the population. Latinos are 17%. Whites are 77% (Census). Obviously most movies will feature whites as a natural reflection of the population, the ticket-purchasing public. So more opportunities for being noticed and getting awards. It’s not a crime. It’s not a conspiracy. That’s just basic reality.
So: Is the Motion Picture Academy supposed to judge performances or to install a quota system, tokenism? Will that change the underlying demographics? It’s a juvenile argument, frankly, and I didn’t want to bother posting about it.
Hollywood’s despicable content is far more interesting and relevant, its militarism, imperial hubris, capitalist/materialist worldview. It pushes a malignant, specious narcissism onto children and childlike adults every day of the year. It pushes this greedy, self-obsessed, materially obsessed, neo-fascist, violent, unaccountable, vigilante mindset. We are all forced to endure its influence on our society.
Which meat puppets received a statue is the least of it. It’s just noise.
The Latinos should be whining louder about this if it was a real issue. Do your thing. Spare us the persecution complex.
Jesus, I’m white. Nobody’s hired me to direct a fucking movie, nor to write one. Reverse racism!
And a very special PS to Will Smith…
You should be a lot less worried about the statues on your mantle and a lot more worried that your son is IN A FUCKING CULT!!!