“I’m Bull O’Connor and I approve of this boycott!”
“I’m Gov. George Wallace and I approve of this boycott!”
“I’m Strom Thurmond and I approve of this boycott!”
Self-Segregation, we have now come full circle. The biggest complaint seems to be that “Straight out of Compton” received no nominations. Well, I might have a explanation for that; I didn’t see it because the entire culture of drugs, violence and profanity it was based on, (the Black Urban Culture), is completely repugnant to me. As I believe it is for many Americans. I suspect that the majority of the Academy voters felt the same way. Not going to see it, if you didn’t see it than you ain’t going to nominate it. You don’t award, reward or applaud that kind of trash.
But any Black actors or actresses or Black directors that feel like skipping the Oscars, go right ahead. Fade back into the shadows, feel free to sulk and separate your wonderful, cool selves from the rest of us. Use the back door, sit in the back of the bus. But this time it’s your decision.
Jada, one last thing. You were great in “Gotham” last year. I was hoping to see a return of your character in the future, you did great work. Congratulations. But I guess you would prefer to stay in the shadows. OK, your choice. Pity.