Best actress nominee TAKES BACK ‘boycott is racist to whites’ comment: What I meant to say . . .

There simply will be no dissent.

After being targeted for not buying into the left’s narrative that Hollywood is a racist institution, actress Charlotte Rampling released a statement that said she was “misinterpreted.”

In responding to calls to boycott the Academy Awards because no black actors were nominated this year, Rampling said this week that the effort is “racist to whites.”

“One can never really know, but perhaps the black actors did not deserve to make the final list,” the Oscar-nominated actress dared say this week in a radio interview.

While falling short of an apology, Rampling felt compelled to clarify what she “meant to say.”

“I regret that my comments could have been misinterpreted this week in my interview with Europe 1 Radio,” she said in a statement to CBS News’ “Sunday Morning.”

“I simply meant to say that in an ideal world every performance will be given equal opportunities for consideration,” Rampling added. “I am very honored to be included in this year’s wonderful group of nominated actors and actresses.”

Imagine that, equal opportunity… though such a radical concept may eliminate the special treatment some appear to be seeking.

Rampling acknowledge in her statement that “diversity in our industry is an important issue that needs to be addressed,” adding that she was “encouraged” by the changes the Academy is taking to diversify its membership.

Tom Tillison


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