Hollywood couple Will & Jada force massive diversity changes at Oscars

Carrie Underwood

Will and Jada force diversity changes at Oscars

Oscar Awards implements new diversity rule.

Mass Appeal Wire Reports

LOS ANGELES — Amid mounting protests from many actors of color, The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has decided to concoct a new Negro rule to help spur diversity in its membership by 2020. “The Academy is going to lead and not wait for the industry to catch up,” said Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs. “These new measures regarding governance and voting will have an immediate impact and begin the process of significantly changing our membership composition.”

The shocking mandate comes of the heels of highly-publicized complaints from Will and Jada Smith, Spike Lee and several others in the filmmaking industry who vowed to boycott the Oscars because, for the second year in a row, all of the acting nominees are white. 

“It would be awkward for me to show up with Charlize,” Smith joked during an interview with Good Morning America’s Robin Roberts. “[Jada and I] have discussed it, and we’re part of this community but at this current time, we’re uncomfortable to stand there and say that this is okay.”

The A-lister was expected to nab an Oscar nomination for his role in “Concussion.” But that, of course, went out the window when no actors or actresses of color made the cut. “Concussion,” by the way, flopped big-time at the box office.

Does Will and Jada have a legit beef?

Or is it simply sour grapes?

Share your thoughts below.

14 comments

  1. Will’s a silly blind man! is he a good actor? this is so yesteryear American dream, the Poverty the murders (gun shootings) will should just act or go to his scientology church

  2. Fort Madison High School
    Why should anyone care?

  3. Franchesco Deville

    I believe every minority cares whites aren’t the only actors in Hollywood so why the academy is 99% old white men ? It should be a mix of all races blacks Latinos Asians Indians etcetc men n women old n young just like the movies that are coming out of Hollywood …. Nothing against white people but its my opinion that the academy should resemble all

  4. Can we name any Oscar worthy performances? Or should we start judging people by the color of their skin, not the content of their films, acting ability, etc.?
    Didn’t a couple big black films a year or two ago basically clean up?
    These awards are a joke anyway… What, do we really need trophies to feel fulfilled?

  5. Franchesco Deville

    Creed was a real good movie n so was straight out of Compton as where others just admit you didn’t see any movies with black people in them because you act like they weren’t any black actors in any good movies ..

  6. Randall Stevens

    Proud hurt there.. but dont include racism, how many times black people won? LOTS.. and well deserved. How many white actors never won and dont cry about it..? DiCaprio, Tom Cruise, Johnny Depp, Harrison Ford, Edward Norton, Liam Neeson… Just work harder and keep going.. look at DiCarprio busting his as for the Oscar, and now he might get it.. thats the way you do it, not by pity.

  7. Could care less if these two clowns show up. But do agree America has gone backwards in race relations and it is a direct reflection of actions such as these which are led by Obama, Holder, Congressional Black Caucus, Jesse Jackson and Sharpton. They are not looking for a level playing field, it has to be tilted to them. When I see Latinos and white girls in the Miss Black America Pagent, I will know progress is being made. Just like the little league, give them all a participation trophy and shut up.

  8. I just have one question. If it was the other way around and all the actors who were being nominated were people of color, would “white” people have the right to call that lack of diversity and implication of racism towards them? Even if they did I bet we would attack them in the most racist way! (By the way I am black)

  9. Marsha Williams

    why does it always come down to race? Maybe their roles were not oscar worthy. When they don’t get what they want this is what we hear…blah, blah, blah. Maybe the white actor and actress should complain about BET Awards or Latino Awards, or etc., etc. I remember when their were many award black winners. Did they hear the white actors complaining when they won? No! They need to stop making everything about race!

  10. african americans blacks whatever are only adding fuel to the fire…..this constant bitching continues to drive a wedge between the two races….i constantly say it is not the color of the skin that sets us apart, but the difference in our attitudes, morals, and philosohy in life. continue down this path of moral decay and bitterness and only continue the struggle for acceptance. WTF when black people call someone too white??? like RG3, etc.

  11. Who gives a fuck? Nobody watches the Oscars anyway.

  12. Will & Jada are sore losers. Stop bitchin and come back stronger next year.

  13. how to never win an oscar if you’re black

    step 1: be in mediocre comedies
    step 2: there is no fucking step 2, you’re fucked.

  14. will & jada are big crybabies………. get a life

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