Friday, January 22, 2016

Actress Charlotte Rampling: Backlash over an all-white acting nominee list is "racist to whites."

Charlotte Rampling
Charlotte Rampling, a Best Actress Academy Awards nominee for her performance in drama 45 Years, has weighed in on the Oscars diversity boycott, saying the backlash over an all-white acting nominee list is "racist to whites." "One can never really know, but perhaps the black actors did not deserve to make the final list," Rampling told French Radio network Europe 1 on Friday, The Guardian reports.

Asked whether the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences should introduce a diversity quota, the actress responded, "Why classify people? These days everyone is more or less accepted ... People will always say: 'Him, he's less handsome'; 'Him, he’s too black'; 'He is too white' ... someone will always be saying 'You are too' [this or that] ... But do we have to take from this that there should be lots of minorities everywhere?"
 
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