Actress: “I’m Rooting For Everybody Black!” When Asked Who She’s Rooting For to Win Emmy Awards (VIDEO)
Issa Rae is the creator and star of HBO’s ‘Insecure‘ and when asked from the red carpet on Sunday who she was rooting for to win Emmy awards, she responded, “I’m rooting for everybody black! I am!”.
Variety reported that Rae’s show “Insecure,” features a largely African American cast and failed to garner any Emmy attention this year despite critical acclaim.
Perhaps this is why Issa Rae is a little bitter?
— Variety (@Variety) September 17, 2017
Now of course Issa Rae has every right to say this if she wishes, however; imagine the outrage had a white person said they are rooting for everybody white to win an Emmy award. They would be forced to publicly apologize and be branded as a racist forever.
Controversy about race is nothing new to award shows. in 2016 a hashtag on social media #OscarsSoWhite was trending after the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced its 2016 Oscar nominees. Only white actors and actresses were chosen for the top coveted categories for the second year in a row.
In February of 2016, CNN’s headline read, “Is Racism Why Adele Beat Beyonce At The Grammy’s?”
Adele won all 3 categories taking home 3 Grammy’s so of course it’s racism, not talent that won her the awards according to CNN.
Video via Variety Twitter