Race-Hustler Al Sharpton Calls for Emergency Meeting to Address ‘All-White’ Oscar Awards
Al Sharpton was fuming yesterday after the Oscars did not include any black actors for major awards this year.
— Reverend Al Sharpton (@TheRevAl) January 15, 2015
Sharpton will hold an “emergency meeting” to address the issue.
The Rev. Al Sharpton was left fuming mad after the Oscars revealed its all-white list of nominees for this year’s Oscar awards on Thursday.
“The movie industry is like the Rocky Mountains, the higher you get, the whiter it gets,” Sharpton quipped in a statement released later in the afternoon.
Sharpton, a critic of the lack of diversity in Hollywood, also announced he was holding an “emergency meeting” next week to address the issue.
“I have called an emergency meeting early next week in Hollywood with the task force to discuss possible action around the Academy Awards,” he said.
The prestigious awards ceremony was widely criticized after its nominees for best actor, best actress, and best director were all white. In the past two decades this has happened only one other time, according to The Hollywood Reporter.