Whoopi Goldberg, in all her rambunctious and high-volume glory, told America that she is not with the program when it comes to boycotting the Oscars
It’s already been noted ad nauseum that Jada Pinkett Smith and husband Will Smith, Spike Lee, and the Rev. Al Sharpton (the latter two are the usual suspects) are urging to stage a “blackout,” of the Oscars. But Goldberg has other ideas.
“It’s not that the problem is that the people who are nominated are too white. They’re not looking at a movie and saying, ‘Oh, that’s very White. I’m not going to nominate that Black movie,’” Goldberg explained. “They’re not sitting there like that! What the problem is, the people who can be helping to make movies that have Blacks and Latinos and women and all that — that movie doesn’t come to you. Because the idea is that there’s no place for Black movies.”
Moreover, Goldberg finds this method of boycotting ludicrous and backwards. She has another and more effective way to boycott.
“In the history of movies, there has not been a plethora of black movies made, because people think we don’t want to see movies with Black people in them,” she exclaimed. “So, until you start making movies like The Avengers with more than 70 White folks saving the Earth — and I am mad about this, you know why? Because I would like to be one of those people saving the Earth, but they’re not coming to me!”
Goldberg an Academy Award-winning actress for her supporting role in the blockbuster 1990’s Ghost, actually took it further and said a boycott is a “slap in the face,” to its black host, Chris Rock.
“To boycott him seems just as bad as what everybody’s saying,” Goldberg said. “I find that also wrong. So, I’m not going to boycott, but I will continue to b—h all year-round.
“You wanna boycott something? Don’t go see the movies that don’t have your representation. That’s the boycott you want.”
Check out Whoopi and the cast of “The View” discuss this issue as well as Stacy Dash’s imbecilic, sophomoric rant on Fox News.