Snoop Dogg Bashes Oscars’ Lack of Diversity in Expletive-Laden Video

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Rapper Snoop Dogg has resorted to social media to voice his outrage over the lack of diversity in 2016’s Oscar nominations, which failed to recognize any actors of color.

“Somebody was actually like am I gonna watch the motherf—ing Oscars. F— no,” the rapper expressed in an Instagram video post on Monday. He continued, “What the f— am I going to watch that bullsh-t for? They ain’t got no n—-s nominated. All these great movies and all this great shit y’all keep stealing from us. F— you! F— you!”

Fuck da. Oscars

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Snoop Dogg isn’t the first to publicly speak out about the Oscars’ diversity issue. Following the announcement of this year’s Oscar noms on Jan. 14, the hashtag #OscarsSoWhite infiltrated the internet and controversy rapidly spread, particularly among high-profile players in the industry.

Spike Lee, who received an honorary Oscar last year, announced via Instagram that he will be absent from this year’s ceremony.

“How Is It Possible For The 2nd Consecutive Year All 20 Contenders Under The Actor Category Are White? And Let’s Not Even Get Into The Other Branches. 40 White Actors In 2 Years And No Flava At All. We Can’t Act?! WTF!!” said Lee. He concluded his post by stating that he doesn’t place full blame on the Academy Awards for the lack of minority nominees, but the studio, television network and cable network execs who “decide what gets made and what gets jettisoned to ‘turnaround’ or scrap heap.”

Also calling for a boycott of this year’s Oscar ceremony is actress Jada Pinkett Smith.

“At the Oscars…people of color are always welcomed to give out awards…even entertain. But we are rarely recognized for our artistic accomplishments. Should people of color refrain from participating all together?” she said in a Saturday tweet.

“We need to get better at this,” actor George Clooney told Variety in an interview. “If you think back 10 years ago, the Academy was doing a better job,” Clooney said. He recalled a time when actors like Don Cheadle and Morgan Freeman were being recognized by the Academy. “All of a sudden, you feel like we’re moving in the wrong direction,” he said.

1997 Oscar winner Cuba Gooding Jr. also responded to the conversation, suggesting that an addition of more members of color to the Academy would improve the situation.

“I think the more members of color that they put in, the minorities, the better,” he said.

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    1. Stop being such a cry baby and racist. I watch BET awards and never said a thing not having a white person on there. Please give it up about slaves. There is no one alive who owned a slave In this world today. Did you know black people owned and sold their own slavers.? Sure you do just don’t want to talk about it. Stop being so scared cause you didn’t get recognize so you have to run your nasty month. Don’t you have children who will hear you talk like that? I guess you were to stoned to care, poor little rich kids. There are so many black shows this black show and that black show. God help us if we have left out a black person. Stop being so down on yourself, lift yourself high in front of you children. Show them how proud you are of who ever wins, they will love that in you. They know black people win awards too, I’m sure they watch all the black awards shows, and they should see white people win them also.l’m as poor as you get and love to watch the rich black or white, I’m so proud of anyone who wins awards, black or white. Your proud of being black just like I’m proud of being white. All lives matter. Now stop being a puppy dog and be Snoop dog

      • Caleigh says:

        All you said is irrelevant. It’s the fact that since we have no outlet in television that reflects what we see in the mirror we created our own. You never ounces mentioned that alma awards or the country music awards. Those are all white so when you don’t see yourself reflected in today’s society you tend to make you own. Now please shutup with that ignorant and ONLY argument you people have saying it’s because we were slaves. It’s IRRELEVANT

    2. Jeffery says:

      The same reason why there is no MVP’s of white people in basketball because blacks are better in basketball we are better actors. You f*** head

    3. fiju says:

      now thats a stupid comment Dave J,

    4. Dave J. says:

      Is that the pot talking Snoop!

    5. John Miller says:

      I’m surprised there’s enough of Snoop’s brain left to even know what The Oscars are!

    6. Darlene Locus Devine says:

      This United States of America could care less how anyone feels, especially if you’re an African American. We have excepted there mistreatment for so long that it has became a way of life, they need to wake Harriet Turman up and give her one, and she wasn’t acting… ..That’s how bad this is..

    7. instead of complaining why they can’t get oscars shouldn’t they (all 3) be in flint donating some water? most of these people can hardly act yet they want a golden statue just for trying

    8. Kevin thomas says:

      I HATE SNOOP DOG: I don’t listen to hypocrites, he has led more brothers into prison and the grave then any Oscar nomination. Clean up your own front yard snoop, it’s filthy enough. Typical “victim”.

    9. Flosse says:

      Is this the Oscars or Make-Everybody-Happy? Lee’s last watchable movie was Inside Man in 2006, mainly because it was exciting, fast-paced and not about blackness, so the only way for Lee to win anything is to go for lifetime achievement. And I wonder what “All these great movies…” Mr. Dogg is talking about. Straight outta Compton? That’s just one movie.
      Looking back at last year, there were hardly any noteworthy roles played by black people, while good performances were not recognized (Johnny Depp or Michael Keaton anyone?). So, if there are hardly any Oscarworthy black performances, why whine about not being nominated?
      Should the Academy hand out prizes to all (black) actors, so that nobody feels like a loser? I guess that they will nominate mediocre black performances, only to avoid the same old tired race-discussion. Political correctness makes me sick.

      • Casey says:

        While I agree about Spike Lee not having made a decent watchable film in 10 years, I do have to say that there were some very strong performances this year that were unfairly overlooked. Both Idris Elba and young Abraham Attah delivered gut-wrenching roles in Beasts of No Nation. Samuel L. Jackson (aside from JJL) dominated The Hateful 8 in one of his most ambitious performances in years. Maya Taylor’s funny and poignant performance in the ground breaking Tangerine is getting recognition everywhere else, but no Oscars?? And not just performances, either — writer/director Ryan Coogler single handedly revived a dead franchise with Creed. Other notable performances include Benicio Del Toro in Sicario and even Shu Qi in The Assassin. There are a lot of questionable choices in the nominations — Eddie Redmayne was sub par at best in The Danish Girl; does JLaw need a nomination every single damn year? Joy was way below O’Russell’s standards; Rachel McAdams is just another face in an ensemble with no real star — so who is she supporting? Same with Mark Ruffalo; it’s the same damn white faces year in and year out. Something does need to change.

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