Trump on ‘white Oscars’: Whites ‘don’t get any nominations at BET awards’

Responding to the hype about the “white Oscars,” Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump observed that white artists aren’t eligible for BET awards.

“Well, I think it’s a tough situation,” Trump told the “Fox & Friends” gang. “I think it’s really sad. And Al [Sharpton] is just a guy who wants to get publicity for himself. And I understand him very well.”

Al Sharpton called for a boycott of the Academy Awards ceremony after observing that the academy had failed to nominate a single person of color for the second year in a row.

In response, entertainers including Snoop Doog and George Clooney have raised protests, as have Jada Pinkett Smith and Spike Lee.

“I saw somebody on your show today say, ‘What do we do with BET, Black Entertainment, right?'” Trump said. “The whites don’t get any nominations. And I thought it was an amazing interview, actually. I’ve never even thought of it from that standpoint.”

He continued: “But with all of that being said, it would certainly be nice if everybody could be represented properly. And hopefully that’s the case, but perhaps it’s not the case. It’s a difficult situation.”

A discussion swirled on Twitter after Trump’s comments.

Someone eventually made this observation of actor Will Smith, who was overlooked by the nomination committee.

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58 thoughts on “Trump on ‘white Oscars’: Whites ‘don’t get any nominations at BET awards’

  1. tsigili says:

    Blacks always have their own “special” everything. They demand to be treated “special” about everything. It is time to say, “you have to accept being treated equal, because we are NOT going to treat you “special” anymore.”

    End of story.

  2. LittleRoot_48 says:

    I want more diversity in the NFL and the NBA. We need more white players. They boycott the oscar awards because of too few blacks nominated. I have been boycotting the NFL and NBA for years because of too few white players. See how that works?

    1. Elessar says:

      Silly person, don’t you know that “White Men Can’t Jump”? ;>)

      1. Imagine the outcry the day someone makes Asians Can’t Drive or Blacks Can’t Swim.

  3. Today22011 says:

    So the point of all the discussion is next year award “trophy” oscars.
    The public perception of “trophy awards” similar to the sports participation awards will certainly demean and destroy the Oscar nominations for box office perception,

  4. LittleRoot_48 says:

    Blacks hate everything “white.” Thank God, white people founded this country or we’d be just another African schitte-hole. If they are sick of white, they need to move back to the motherland of Africa.

  5. AFlaVet says:

    A small list of Black-only professional organizations. Imagine if any of them had “White” in their names instead of “Black”.

    Miss Black America Pageant
    National Association of Black Accountants, Inc.
    National Association of Black Journalists
    National Black MBA Association Inc.
    National Society of Black Engineers
    National Association of Black Owned Broadcasters
    National Association of Black Scuba Divers
    The Association of Black Psychologists
    National Association of Black Social Workers
    National Association of Black Accountants Southern Region
    National Association for Black Veterans, Inc.
    The National Black Nurses Association, Inc.
    Black Press of America
    National Black Law Students Association
    National Association of Black Telecommunications Professionals
    National Black Business Trade Association
    National Black MBA Association, Inc.
    The National Black Prosecutors Association
    National Association of Black Geologists and Geophysicists
    National Association of Black Storytellers
    National Black Republican Association
    National Black Graduate Student Association
    National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives
    The National Association of Black Journalists
    National Alliance of Black Interpreters, Inc.
    National Association of Blacks in Criminal Justice
    National Association of Black Female Executives in Music …
    National Association of Black Bikers
    National Association of Black Narcotic Agents
    National Black Association for Speech-Language and Hearing
    National Association of Black Law Enforcement Officers, Inc
    The National Black Writers and Artist Association
    National Association of Black Women Entrepreneurs, Inc.
    National Association of Black Military Women
    The National Black Police Association
    The National Black Farmers Association Incorporated
    The Association of Black Cardiologists, Inc.
    National Black Justice Coalition…

    Isn’t this enough?

  6. DwightMann says:

    I cannot complain about a negro who decides not to watch the awards. I never watch bet because of their race based choice in programming.

  7. “it would certainly be nice if everybody could be represented properly.”

    Yeah, and it would be nice if I had won the Powerball, but that’s not how life works.

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