Whoopi Goldberg Responds To Oscars Boycott

January 21, 2016

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Whoopi Goldberg, who won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress in 1991 for the film Ghost, has a very strong opinion on the matter of boycotting the Oscars and isn’t afraid to share it.

On Tuesday’s The View, Goldberg slammed boycotting the awards ceremony due to lack of diversity among the nominees.

The actress and TV host believes it’s not the nominations that are the problem, but rather the movies that don’t cast enough actors of color.

“It’s not that the problem is that the people who are nominated are too white. They’re not looking at a movie and saying, ‘Oh, that’s very white. I’m not going to nominate that black movie,'” Goldberg explained.

“They’re not sitting there like that! What the problem is, the people who can be helping to make movies that have blacks and Latinos and women and all that — that movie doesn’t come to you. Because the idea is that there’s no place for black movies.”

Also, the outspoken actress added that boycotting the Oscars is a “slap in the face” to Chris Rock, who will be hosting the awards ceremony this year.

“To boycott him seems just as bad as what everybody’s saying,” Goldberg said. “I find that also wrong. So, I’m not going to boycott, but I will continue to b**ch all year round.”

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