President Obama Weighs In On #OscarsSoWhite Debate

Posted by , Jan 28, 2016 at 05:36pm

President Obama speaks out in support of diversity in Hollywood.


The #OscarsSoWhite movement has continue to pick up steam, counting Mark Ruffalo among its supporters as more and more celebrities opt out of this year’s Academy Awards. Now President Barack Obama has weighed in for the first time.

In an exclusive interview with KABC, President Obama was measured and thoughtful in his statements. He connected the problem the Academy Awards are having to the same problem every industry is having – a failure to properly give everyone an opportunity at success. With so much cultural division in America, he’s accurate to say that the Oscars aren’t the only place this discussion is occurring.

President Obama speaks out in support of diversity in Hollywood.

The #OscarsSoWhite movement has continue to pick up steam, counting Mark Ruffalo among its supporters as more and more celebrities opt out of this year’s Academy Awards. Now President Barack Obama has weighed in for the first time.

In an exclusive interview with KABC, President Obama was measured and thoughtful in his statements. He connected the problem the Academy Awards are having to the same problem every industry is having – a failure to properly give everyone an opportunity at success. With so much cultural division in America, he’s accurate to say that the Oscars aren’t the only place this discussion is occurring.

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