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Sunday, 17 January 2016

Jada Pinkett contemplates boycotting Oscars as host Chris Rock calls it the ‘White BET Awards’

Jada Pinkett Smith took to social media yesterday to express her frustration over the lack of diversity among this year's Oscar nominees. In a series of tweets, Jada, called out the fact that there was no black actor nominated in the top categories in this year's Oscars.. I.e her husband, Will Smith, who got a nomination for Best Actor, Drama for his new movie, Concussion at the Golden Globes. See what she tweeted after the cut



74 comments:

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SHORTEST DUDE said...

Wetin concern agbero with overload?

Kparo loor joor

Babylawyer. said...

It's true na. But I'm preety sure someone will soon come for her and give a hot reply. Linda keep ur eyes open.


@Lindaikeji No. I FAN.

Olivia Ngene said...

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Bonita Bislam said...

Truer than true.
But racism isn't peculiar to the whites only.Even amongst the blacks, it exist.

BEAUTIFUL9JADELTA said...

BEAUTIFUL9JADELTABABE.. racism tins, hmm let us learn to leave as one, we all are from dsame maker who created us all. Hmmm anyway me am Justsayingmaownohh via ma LATEST TECNO F7.
@lindaikeji d lindus am still waiting ohh

JAYZSBOSS said...

Racism never goes away

Eddy Ogbunambala said...

Ok

Adejoke fasasi said...

I dont seems to understand this piece.




















#Hajia Mufliat

michael George (the Fulani Prince) said...

Racism is still exist but in a coded manner

goschi godwin said...

Now that my people

#PeopleMustAdjust

BIAFRA_LAND

Eric Nesty aka LIB'S FINEST said...

Ok dats her own opinion...


#FINEST

Anonymous said...

Shez so damn right....


The same way BET gives african artise dia award at the back stage b4 the show starts


Everyone has a mind of a racist... Period



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Anonymous said...

Shez so damn right....


The same way BET gives african artise dia award at the back stage b4 the show starts


Everyone has a mind of a racist... Period



Meenah_wakil on instagram

Anastacia nwankwo said...

Their wahala tho...


Lindaz in-law(my brother's wife)

NaijaDeltaBabe said...

Awwwww...y racism na?



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Unique Treasure said...

seen






























#she'sunique#

tonia oserei said...

She has a lot of points.. whites still feeling superior

Vivian Reginalds said...

Pls do. We keep fighting minor racist statements daily.
-D great anonymous now as Vivian Reginalds

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chinelo okafor said...

Some bitter truth.

Brown Shugar said...

I understand her frustrations,but I think the black community is always looking for an excuse to cry foul. There has been very notable nominations and wins among black actors of different nationality,even from the days of grand racism. Denzel won twice,was multiply nominated,Hattie McDaniel,Jennifer Hudson,Jamie Foxx, Halle Berry....Lupita all won,and manhy others i can begin to write. i think virtually all good,hard-working black actor has been acknowledged at the academy awards,through nominations and outright win. we always feel like the whites are always out to oppress us and as much as that is true,crying won t cut it. every hardworking person will get acknowledged. Period!

osangaope said...

nice..

MissingEboBoy said...

She's right... LINDA TAKE NOTE

Benedicta Emmanuel said...

Issorite.
"NeVeR SaY NeVeR"

golda awosika said...

I tot d same too




#*karlishah*

Posh Queen said...

This is so not fair.

Tefe said...

rubbish,same as the black Americans discriminate against African acts by asking them to perform and receive their awards before the show that is how they will also be discriminated by other races.

jokobaba said...

Some see life only through the prism of skin colour. Lupita won this thing (on the strength of her performance) even though she was a novice. Why do black people always feel entitled? just accept you are not good enough on this occasion and try harder the next time

Juliet Iwuno said...

No vex o Jada. Linda take note!

Jenny Duby said...

Seen

daniela desmond said...

So true.. They're bias. Even with whites, see the likes of dicaprio

Chinomnso Anozie said...

total marginalization on blacks. bloody racists... #SayNoToDiscrimination...

leon Arnold said...

Na today? The Oscars is a racist Award..

Damolia De Best said...

Jst passing-by
















*dEw*

Anonymous said...

She's absolutely right, fucking racist

femobafem@gmail.com said...

I know a couple of blacks that have Oscars on their shelf

christie benjamin said...

It's not entirely unfair cos BET awards don't nomally add whites to their lists. But i share her thoughts though.

sandra dunkwu said...

Okay.

temitope faizat said...

She's saying the truth, those organizers are racist

Ama Adoma said...

Hmmm whites will always be whites

mark okoli said...

There werent really great performances from black actors thia year except for maybe Will Smith as Dr. Omalu in Concussion but was that really better than many others? He didnt really convince me he was nigerian in that role

Pesin Pikin said...

Gbam! Highly stereotypical...I agree wit u

Muna said...

Can't be eradicated... This colour thing.

Anonymous said...

I'm tired of all these American, euro, and Naija trash that pull up a fuss when their candidate doesn't get an award. It is just sour grapes. It is enough.

Jamila Shaibu said...

Hmmmmmmmmm racism!

Dapsonbaby said...

True! But na White people create Oscars now.. I'm not surprised


#Linda OyaDab#

emeka4rl said...

Sorry1Every one knows ur hubby is one of the best

WORKAMAN said...

I concur

Anonymous said...

Name a movie that deserves an Oscar by a coloured person. Agu, the little boy in " Beast of no nation".Will Smith was good in concussion but Leo was great in Revenant!Well, it is what it is!

Seun Adeshina said...

That is oyimbo for you.

Achi Izuegbunem said...

Who Them Help...Abeg mrs smith Go look Bush

Anonymous said...

There is so much sulcking these days in relation to awards and nominations, for God sake if there wasnt any great performance from a black actor for the year, should anyone be nominated just for the sake of having some coloured guy in it? Hushhhh

noel chisom said...

I tire o..every small tin racism.. Mak dis blak modafukas chill small abegabeg.

goschi godwin said...

Now that's my woman.

#PeopleMustAdjust

BIAFRA_LAND

Jamila Shaibu said...

Ok seen....where my comment go aunty linda?

Psalmuelle aka Samstone. said...

It's just this year now. Try again next year. Idris Elba, Chiwitel ejiofor, Lupita N'yongo were once nominated na. But wat do I know? She could be making a point though.

#LIB ADDICT#

Anonymous said...

So which blacks should be nominated?

adeola paul said...

Exodus of truth without any iota of doubt....Jada spoke it all.

Anonymous said...

But Will gives interviews all the time denying race problems in Hollywood. Now that he got slighted out yet another acclaimed but ignored performance, his wife comes out swinging. Good luck with that. You can't be with "the blacks" only when affected and then playing ball and reaping the benefits of the system when you want.

Esther amaka said...

She's fighting for her fellow black Americans na. It's a good one.

micheal effiom said...

Seen

Victoria Oddiri said...

Seen


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Anonymous said...

Happens in Africa too, at the AMVCAs, the Nigerians are the whites and the rest of Africa are the undervalued blacks.. Just look at the nominations for 2016.. MNETs response to this is introducing area specific awards, maybe the Oscars should do the same, Black actress of the year award, black actor of the year award, etc.. You see how racist that sounds?

paparazi said...

wow. What do you expect in a racist society.

Anonymous said...

God will bless you for this.

Rapuluchukwuifenineadigomma kingsley Wenceslaus said...

That will make sense.

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Andy sneh said...

I feel ur pain ma'am, but dats d life we live in...

KWEEN said...

Wipe the dust off your brain then.

owakah (A.K.A. Innosometin) said...

Ok

Di Mateo Xavie said...

God go purnish that guy..racism in action

Cristinavlad said...

Thank you Mark, there were not really great performance by the blacks. Although Will Smith gave his best, let's not forget that the movie tried to paint American football bad and is a true life story. So of course whites being who they are will not give an award for that.

jim stark said...

it's funny they say the AMPAS is a racist award when the president, Cheryl Boone Isaacs is black. Who here thinks will smith can be convincing as a nigerian?. Nobody. If it was chiwetel who played the role then maybe. Straight Outta Compton was nominated for original screenplay even if the writers are white.

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