A white Oscar nominated actress is taking fire for stating the obvious.
Perhaps, there weren’t any black actors or actresses whose efforts were worthy of an Academy Awards nomination this year.
Charlotte Rampling, who is nominated for the best actress award for her part in “45 Years,” even went as far as calling a boycott of the awards ceremony “racist to whites.”
“One can never really know, but perhaps the black actors did not deserve to make the final list,” the 69-year-old told French Radio network Europe 1 Friday. “Why classify people? These days everyone is more or less accepted… People will always say: ‘him, he’s less handsome’; ‘him, he’s too black’; ‘he is too white’… someone will always be saying ‘You are too’ [this or that]… But do we have to take from this that there should be lots of minorities everywhere?”
Social media went crazy slamming Rampling.
MISSING: a set of marbles. If found, please return to Charlotte Rampling. https://t.co/71O6fd8gxl
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) January 22, 2016
Charlotte Rampling exemplifies the deep & dangerous ignorance of unexamined white privilege & the false utopia it assumes to protect itself.
— deray mckesson (@deray) January 22, 2016
@TMZ wow i was going to tweet about how she deserves an oscar ! But you know what?she deserves to be dragged with her hair
— . (@SaintLouay) January 22, 2016
Others fired back wondering how her statement was “racist” as some had claimed.
@TMZ isn’t there truth behind this?
— ellen heinz (@ellenmarie162) January 22, 2016
@TMZ the regressives heads will explode from that radical idea, that you can be racist against whites
— Sivart Nagrom (@klangfarbian) January 22, 2016
@usatodaylife @USATODAY Exactly what I thought when I read the protests, bravo Charlotte Rampling !
— Ronald Pimentel (@RONALD_PIMENTEL) January 22, 2016
@MotherDMavis @EW She actually makes a good point.
— tredwards (@tredwards92) January 22, 2016
@EW people is trying to make her feel bad for being nominated and that’s not ok. I get what she said
— Gonzalo (@GonzaloPaliM) January 22, 2016
@TMZ boycotting the oscars cause its “too white” is racist actually. Some dummies cant grasp the basic concept of that.
— Jord (@Jord3058) January 22, 2016
@EW She’s spot on. This is only an issue cuz ppl are stupid and so easily offended. #CharlotteRampling
— Eric (@EricBlueJeep) January 22, 2016
@EW @people she is right..why does everyone feel so inferior all the time..
— Damon Is Everything (@IanIsSunshine) January 22, 2016
@EW Racists ??? You have BET..Black History Month.. MLK Day Did Larry Bird Boycott the N B A.? Did Tiger Woods Boycott Golf? Obama Politics?
— Johnny B (@bozmaildude) January 22, 2016
@ew am black and I totally agree,,,if we start considering race we will pick black actors cz there black and not cz of there hard work,,,
— Drivian (@kevin_dantez) January 22, 2016
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