Chris Rock while sharing the promo teaser for the Feb.28 Oscars called the award different names, he tagged it #OscarsSoWhite and “The White BET Awards.
Actress Jaden Pinkett Smith who was not happy with the lack of diversity with the nominations for the 88th Academy Awards took to twitter on Saturday to express her concerns.
She wrote: “But we are rarely recognized for our artistic accomplishments. Should people of color refrain from participating all together? People can only treat us in the way in which we allow. With much respect in the midst of deep disappointment”.
American civil rights activist, Al Sharpton in a tweet after the announcement also criticized the Academy. He wrote:
“Hollywood has a fraudulent image of progressive and liberal politics and policies. We must take direct action to correct this. Talk is cheap”.
“All white Oscar nominations are another example of the lack of diversity in Hollywood. Like the Rocky Mts. The higher u climb the whiter”.
“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.”