|Hollywood conservatives speak out against #OscarsSoWhite and Jada Pinkett Smith's boycott of the Oscars.|
Did you know that some entertainers in Hollywood are conservative?
Chuck Norris, Ted Nugent, Patricia Heaton, Kelsey Grammer, Clint Eastwood, Jenna Jameson, Rob Schneider, LL Cool J, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, Shannen Doherty, Adam Corolla, Dennis Miller, Vince Vaughn, James Woods, Jon Voight, Adam Sandler, Stacey Dash, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sylvester Stallone and Melissa Joan Hart are notable Republicans celebrities.
Hollywood does have celebrities who are dye in the wool Republicans. They happened to be some on the A-list all the way down to the D-list.
Many of these celebrities have spoken on the boycott against the Academy Awards.
Even some in the nomination committee sparked a tad bit of outrage.
Lionel Chetwynd a member of the Academy board said, "It's shortsighted that people are making these accusation and, frankly it's insulting. He added, "I'm quite capable of judging and marveling at a performance without being conscious of the actor's skin color, What's wrong with you all? It's not the Academy of Diversity."
Chetwynd, believes that the votes weren't inspired by bigotry.
"Sometimes it takes a long period of time for culture change to be reflected the time, and they're going to be replaced by a new generation of artists But that doesn't happen overnight. And it shouldn't," said Chetwynd.
Actor Michael Caine an Oscar winner himself found himself catching some heat. The British actor said that Black actors should be "patient" for Oscar nominations and that he wouldn't vote for a Black actor solely based on his race.
"There's are loads of black actors; I think in he end you can't vote for an actor (just) because he's black. You can't say, 'I'm going to vote for him, he's not very good but he's Black, (so) I'll vote for him.' You've got to give a good performance."
British actress Charlotte Rampling fought back tears when she went on record to say that the #OscarsSoWhite hashtag and the boycott was "racist to White people." She went as far to say that Black actors aren't good enough for a nomination. By the way, Rampling is nominated for an Oscar for the movie 45 years.
"One can never really know, but perhaps the Black actors did not deserve to make the final list," said Rampling. Asked if the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences should introduce quotas, a proposal which no current advocate of increased diversity has mooted, Rampling responds with this tepid response: "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?"
Truly sad and pathetic that we have people who continue to undermine the real message to why the Academy Awards have to change. When will they realize that this issue has been active for years.