The Oscar debate is still on, but then we have to wonder – does boycotting makes sense? The only time it will is if every black actor, director, viewer all join in and make it one united effort.
The few that will be doing it to prove a point surely won’t put a dent in the Oscar’s TV ratings when it is aired? We are just saying – unity makes sense.
The latest call though is now coming from 50 Cent for Oscar host Chris Rock to boycott the event.
50 posted a message for Rock on Instagram. “Chris please do not do the Oscars awards. You mean a lot man, don’t do it. Please.”
Besides the lack of nominations for non-white actors and actresses, the Academy has also faced criticism for not giving nods to any of the African-Americans involved in Creed or Straight Outta Compton. Both films featured black actors in the main roles and were directed by black filmmakers.