Sharpton’s ilk threaten trouble over Selma Oscar-snub – one Academy voter refuses to be intimidated

An “anonymous female Academy member” was interviewed by The Hollywood Reporter about her ballot for this Sunday’s Academy Awards, and the “brutally honest” voter took serious issue with those intent on “stirring up shit.”

Her remarks were directed at the cast of the film “Selma,” who decided to protest police brutality at their New York premiere.

“When a movie about black people is good, members vote for it,” the voter said. “But if the movie isn’t that good, am I supposed to vote for it just because it has black people in it? I’ve got to tell you, having the cast show up in T-shirts saying ‘I can’t breathe’ — I thought that stuff was offensive. Did they want to be known for making the best movie of the year or for stirring up shit?”

Critics suggested racism played a role in Selma’s director and actors not being nominated for awards — the film did get nominated for best picture and best original song.

The racist theme was picked up on social media, as seen in a number of tweets — the premise being if you do not buy into their politically driven narrative based on a loose interpretation of the facts, then you are a racist.

A few of the responses, as seen on Twitter:

Twitchy reminded followers that there was some talk of a disruption of Sunday’s Academy Awards by #BlackLivesMatter protesters looking to draw attention to the alleged snub of the film Selma.

We are also reminded that the “activists” solicited the support of race hustler Al Sharpton, who is just beginning to realize the financial possibilities of shaking down the movie industry.

Tom Tillison


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