Fresh off his endorsement from, Sarah Palin, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has backed Stacey Dash. Dash called out BET, and slammed celebrities who are calling for a boycott of the Oscars for its lack of diversity.
Trump said this on FOX:
“I saw somebody on your show today say, ‘Well, what do we do with BET? The whites don’t get any nominations, and I thought it was an amazing interview, actually. I’ve never even thought of it from that standpoint. I mean, I’ve watched over the years where African Americans have in fact received Academy Awards and have in fact been represented.”
Trump and Stacey Dash’s statements only go to show that they are missing the underlying issues surrounding the #OscarsSoWhite campaign. If they were no great movies with black film makers then we would understand why they didn’t get a nod in an award that is for the whole industry and not just a particular race.