Oscar Voter: We Can’t Be Racist Because Academy President is Black
Another Academy voter has spoken on the subject of the Selma Oscar snub:
I didn’t think Selma was a particularly good film, apart from the main actor [David Oyelowo], and I think the outcry about the Academy being racists for not nominating it for more awards is offensive — we have a two-term president who is a black woman [Cheryl Boone Isaacs] and we give out awards to black people when they deserve them, just like any other group.
Yes, the voter essentially used a version of ‘I have a black friend’ to defend the Academy against claims of racism.
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