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Jada Pinkett-Smith & Spike Lee Lead Boycott of Oscars

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By: Amanda Anderson-Niles

Folks are not happy with the Academy Awards this year considering not one actor of color was able to snatch up a nomination at the upcoming awards show.

Many figured Idris Elba, Will Smith and Michael B. Jordan could score nominations for their latest films, but the speculation proved fruitless.

Jada Pinkett-Smith is furious over the snub and she’s now calling for black people to boycott the Academy Awards.

Spike Lee agrees.

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Amanda is a TV junkie with a passion for all things reality television. She's from Decatur, GA.

18 Comments

18 Comments

  1. Anonymous

    January 18, 2016 at 4:11 pm

    I wonder which black celeb will be next…

    • Oprah's Wig

      January 18, 2016 at 4:21 pm

      A lot more I hope. This boycott should have happened a long time go.

      • Nessa

        January 18, 2016 at 5:11 pm

        Girl don’t hold your breath. We got too many uncle toms in the business. They ain’t gonna say nothing. Spike always been a real one though.

    • Realness

      January 18, 2016 at 4:24 pm

      I wouldn’t be surprised if they end up being the only two who say anything. Too many people are afraid. And that’s why we won’t have any real change.

  2. Peachy

    January 18, 2016 at 4:18 pm

    I honestly never thought we would see Baltimore Jada again. Her motives may be selfish but I’m glad to see black celebs taking a stand. I hope more follow suit.

  3. Yeah I Said It!

    January 18, 2016 at 4:31 pm

    White people are so mad about this. LOL.

    • Ms. Jackson

      January 18, 2016 at 5:04 pm

      Sh-t they can stay mad. They want black folks to sit down and shut the f-ck up while they continue to f-ck us over. And had we done that, we wouldn’t be celebrating MLK today. But we need to stop wanting them to include us in their bullsh-t. An NAACP Image Award should mean as much as an Oscar to black actors.

    • Barbee

      January 18, 2016 at 5:49 pm

      So are a lot of black people. They think Jada is just doing this for Will.

  4. Anonymous

    January 18, 2016 at 4:56 pm

    Jada wouldn’t be doing this if Will got a nomination. I’m sleep tho.

  5. D. Val

    January 18, 2016 at 5:22 pm

    Meh. It’s bigger than a lack of nominations, because even when there are Blacks nominated they rarely ever win. I agree that we shouldn’t care about being included and focus more on celebrating ourselves. I just wish there was some form of recognition made by us that meant just as much as an Academy award, Grammy, etc., because in addition to ratings, this stuff does mean a lot to people who have worked for this their entire lives. It’s disgusting that we’re even still having to talk about blatant discrimination.

  6. Shannon

    January 18, 2016 at 6:13 pm

    Gotta love Spike Lee.

  7. Anonymous

    January 18, 2016 at 8:40 pm

    This isn’t for any of you but I need to vent. I really don’t understand black people sometimes. A lot of us are to here dragging Will and Jada saying they wouldn’t be boycotting the Oscars if Will got nominated. And I’m like why the hell does that even matter. You can go back in history and see a lot of our activists didn’t get involved in causes until an injustice directly affected them. That’s human nature. A recent example is Trayvon Martin’s mother. Was she out here speaking out against racism and injustice against young black boys before her son was killed? No! But that doesn’t make any work she’s doing out here less important. Human nature is most of us don’t care about causes usually until it’s really affected us some kind of way. So people need to get over themselves.

    • D. Val

      January 18, 2016 at 8:54 pm

      Makes me think of a quote I heard a long time ago. “It doesn’t affect you unless it effects you.”

  8. Tuindi

    January 18, 2016 at 10:02 pm

    Well , I can tell you ladies this..Kevin Hart , Lee Daniels , Oprah , Tae Diggs , and Don Lemon , certainly won’t be joining this boycott .Oprah is highly worshipped by the majority , Lee is a super caricatures creator , Kevin is the ultimate PC azz wiper ,Tae is head deep in white washed Lillies , and Don is self explanatory and the fruitiest white, black Judy thus far ,and the rest are supper coonish with no black pride stance . I’m telling you , Bernie Sanders would support this before many blacks , and Hillary would hop on after Bernie for cool points .# OUR AMERICA

  9. Tuindi

    January 18, 2016 at 10:08 pm

    Times like this certainly make me long for Tupac’s impact..Like an other threat to the Oppression , he could not reach his full potential .He could have done so much with growth , pull and influence he had on the Massess..Sigh RIP PACPAC<3<3<3<3

  10. Shawna

    January 19, 2016 at 8:08 am

    IMO I don’t even see why she’s mad. This sh*t aint nothing new about how they run the Oscars and she knows it. Oscars been white since forever and black people only get Oscars for demeaning, stereotypical roles, never the positive ones and when most black people win it becomes a wrap for their careers, Halle even said so, so why give a sh*t about “their” trophy anyway. Most black actors and actresses won’t say anything because it’s hard for them getting work as is and Jada knows this too. This racial shi*t about how they run the Oscars aint changed since Hattie McDaniel won it, and it aint going to now so why even bother. They running the Oscars just like they doing the Grammys now. Blacks can’t even get nominated for “our” music categories anymore as it’s been completely whitewashed so eff these people and their awards. When you know who you are, you don’t need anyone’s accolades or awards to validate you.

  11. Noni

    January 19, 2016 at 9:06 am

    Oh Jada please. Where was all her pro-black talk when she was ranting all lives mattered and all girls rocked not too long ago. Have several seats mama!

  12. Anonymous

    January 19, 2016 at 11:23 am

    Bump boycotting the Oscars..boycott the movies.. We talk about this every year around this time and then it fades into the distance..that white panel don’t care..but they will if you affect their pockets.. 49% of African Americans make up movie ticket sales..and if that 49% don’t go to the movies or atleast only watch a movie that has diversity I guarantee you will see a change come next oscar or any award season.

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