I like that Hollywood is under attack. Ironically, I want Hollywood to win, as it will be a win for America.
Not all of white Hollywood isn’t rolling over for the rich black racists who are crying because they don’t all get a trophy. It appears that a few white people of character are willing to speak out. More on them in a sec…
Meanwhile, others like Mark Ruffalo (up for an award) will display their solidarity by showing up at the Oscars…with attitudes! I find it terribly entertaining that all these white hypocrites are “down for the cause,” but won’t be skipping the annual tribute.
However, Oscar-nominated British star Charlotte Rampling won’t be one of the hypocrites, as Friday she launched a furious attack on black actors who want special treatment in Hollywood – accusing them of ‘anti-white racism’.
The 69-year-old was responding to calls to boycott the ceremony led by Spike Lee, Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith, black actors and directors apparently unhappy that two years in a row there are not blacks in the best actor categories.
Ms Rampling, who has received her first Oscar nomination for her role in ‘45 Years’, said this kind of politically correct thinking was a form of racism in itself. And if that wasn’t enough to prove that she’s had enough with political correctness, Rampling went on to say this while speaking on Europe 1 radio station in Paris, where she now lives.
‘It’s anti-white racism. Maybe black actors don’t deserve to be on the final stretch?’
Ms Rampling, who first made her name in classic films including Georgy Girl in the 1960s, said she was also opposed to quotas being introduced to promote black actors. Ironically Georgie Girl was the first movie I ever saw, as my mother took me, since she didn’t have a sitter.
‘Why classify people?’ Rampling added said. ‘They feel like a minority, they think: “We’re the black actors and there are not enough of us.’You can’t say ‘I’m going to vote for him, he’s not very good, but he’s black, I’ll vote for him.Referring to the vanity of some actors in general, Ms Rampling added: ‘There will always be problems – he’s too handsome, he’s too black, he’s too white…’
Michael Caine chimed in on the circus surrounding this year’s Oscars, as he told the BBC:
‘There’s loads of black actors. In the end you can’t vote for an actor because he’s black. You can’t say ‘I’m going to vote for him, he’s not very good, but he’s black, I’ll vote for him’. You have to give a good performance and I’m sure people have. I saw Idris Elba (in Beasts Of No Nation)… I thought he was wonderful.’
Caine, a two-time Academy Award-winner went on to tell black actors to ‘be patient’, a statement certainly to get his NAACP Image Award and his BET Award pulled.
‘Of course it will come. It took me years to get an Oscar, years,’ he added. ‘The best thing about it is you don’t have to go. Especially the Oscars, 24 hours on an aeroplane and I’ve got to sit there clapping with Leonardo DiCaprio.
Ouch, that had to hurt, Leo!