Controversial actress and The View co-host, Whoopi Goldberg, has slammed the call by “black” entertainers to boycott the Oscars.
Whoopi in the last episode of the show explained that the call for a boycott was beginning to get old. Because boycotting movies is not the way to go. She said:
“In the history of movies, there has not been a plethora of black movies made, because people think we don’t want to see movies with black people in them,” she explained. “So, until you start making movies like The Avengers with more than 70 white folks saving the earth — and I am mad about this, you know why? Because I would like to be one of those people saving the earth, but they’re not coming to me!”
Speaking on if folks should boycott Chris Rock and the Oscars altogether, she had this to say:
“You wanna boycott something? Don’t go see the movies that don’t have your representation. That’s the boycott you want. To me, we have this conversation every year. It pisses me off.”
“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.”
“So I’m not going to boycott, but I’m going to continue to b***h as I have all year round because I’m tired of seeing movies where no one is represented except a bit of the population, not all of it.”
Whoopi Goldberg might not be in my “good book” at the moment., but it’s hard to dispute the fact that she gave a different look into the whole #OscarsSoWhite debacle.