Saturday, January 17, 2015

Al Sharptongue: I Have Been To The Mountaintop And It Is White

When, oh when, will the master baiter of race and mangler of the English language stop with his nonsense?

On the morning of January 15th, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced its 2015 Oscar™ nominations and to the horror of the erectile dysfunction suffering riot inciter, Al Sharpton took umbrage at learning that the list of nominees was all white.

Still high off his raking over of Sony executives Amy Pascal and Scott Rudin for their racially insensitive emails that were hacked and revealed about The World’s Most Dangerous Community Organizer’s movie tastes, the “reverend” called for an emergency meeting this coming week in Hollywood to “discuss possible action around the Academy Awards.”

“The movie industry is like the Rocky Mountains,” Sharpton said in a statement.  “The higher you get, the whiter it gets.”
“The lack of diversity in today’s Oscar nominations is appalling and while it is good that Selma was nominated for ‘Best Picture,’ it’s ironic that they nominated a story about the racial shutout around voting while there is a racial shutout around the Oscar nominations. With all of the talent in Selma and other black movies this year, it is hard to believe that we have less diversity in the nominations today than in recent history,” he said.
Friday night, The World’s Most Dangerous Community Organizer held a private screening of Selma at the White House including his BFF “Okra” Winfrey.  I’m sure Moochelle did a happy dance knowing that another woman with a ba-donk-a-donk ass was in da house.
At 10:00 AM this morning, People Magazine reported that the first black president of AMPAAS, Cheryl Boone Isaacs, had spoken out about the outrage surrounding the lack of diversity among this year's slate of Oscar nominees saying the Academy would take steps to address it going forward.
"In the last two years, we've made greater strides than we ever have in the past toward becoming a more diverse and inclusive organization through admitting new members and more inclusive classes of members.  And, personally, I would love to see and look forward to seeing a greater cultural diversity among all our nominees in all of our categories." 
The list of overlooked directors, actors, actresses and movies is mindboggling, so I’m not sure what all the whining is about.  Wait.  Yes, I do.  RAAAAACIST.

UPDATE:  Selma producer Oprah Winfrey will march Sunday in Selma, Alabama alongside the film's director Ava DuVernay and star David Oyelowo to commemorate the birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr.

According to the studio, the event will pay homage to King's civil rights leadership and his involvement in the Selma voting rights protests of 1965, the subject of the Oscar-nominated film.

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