Oscars: Barack Obama finally speaks on #OscarsSoWhite

With the forthcoming Academy Awards still reeling from a proposed boycott and other repercussions following a second straight year without a minority acting nominee,
President Barack Obama discussed the issue that’s tearing through Hollywood and whether it’s emblematic of the nation as a whole.

Oscars: Barack Obama finally speaks on #OscarsSoWhite

“I think the Oscar debate is really just an expression of this broader issue: Are we making sure that everybody is getting a fair shot?,” Obama asked.

“I think that California is an example of the incredible diversity of this country. That’s a strength. I think that when everyone’s story is told … that makes for better art,” Obama told reporters at the White House Wednesday.

“It makes for better entertainment; it makes everybody feel part of one American family, so I think as a whole the industry should do what every other industry should do which is to look for talent, provide opportunity to everybody.”



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