Several black stars turned to Chris Rea, which should be in late February, one of the few “colored” leading the ceremony of “Oscar”, to decide to act and to refuse to participate in the show, joining the boycott.
“Chris, please don’t. We consider you a good guy, please don’t do that” – wrote in Instagram 50Cent, who played last year for himself in the action Comedy “Spy”.
“Chris Rock”, make the right statement – we rely on what you’ll do the right thing. It’s no joke, you can make a difference, we are confident,” he called in Instagram Tyrese Gibson, star of “Transformers” and “fast and furious”.
According to him, the horror of the situation is that racist scandal surrounding the award of the American academics erupted in the year when Leonardo Di Caprio was preparing to receive his first Oscar for best actor. “Leo likes black, he’s my buddy,” added Gibson.
Chris Rock do the right thing make a statement – were relying on you to DO the right thing….. There is NO JOKE YOU CAN CRACK TO EVER CHANGE THE WAY WE ALL FEEL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Meanwhile, actor will Smith, whose wife jada Pinkett Smith became one of the most prominent figures of the protest against the domination of whites among the nominees for the “Oscar”, has announced his intention to join a boycott of the award.
“My wife will not appear at the Oscars. Would be weird if I show up there, for example, with Charlize Theron. We discussed it. Yes, we exist in a cinematic community, but right now we don’t want to sit around and agree that all right,” – quoted him as saying Hollywood Life. The actor added that his decision has nothing to do with the fact that he received a nomination for the “Defender”.
WATCH: Will Smith opens up for the first time in @ABC News Exclusive about diversity in Hollywood and at the #Oscars https://t.co/8uryo7A03l
— Good Morning America (@GMA) January 21, 2016
Meanwhile Director spike Lee, who was called one of the initiators of the boycott of the Oscars, said he will skip the ceremony of handing out statuettes for a baseball game. He recalled that never uttered the word “boycott” and just said that with his wife not go to the event, writes Variety.
Additionally, the American film Academy has recognized the criticism in the absence in the list of nominees of “color” for two consecutive years and stated about the forthcoming rotation of the Academy.
The winners of the “Oscar – 2016″ will be known on 28 February. 88 the prize awarding ceremony will be held in the Dolby theatre and will be broadcast by the broadcaster in 225 countries of the world.