Whoopi Goldberg Slams Oscars Boycott: It Pisses Me Off!

by Jackie Willis 10:49 AM PST, January 19, 2016
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Whoopi Goldberg got angry on Tuesday's The View when the subject came up that some stars, including Jada Pinkett Smith and Spike Lee, are boycotting this year's Academy Awards due to the lack of diversity among the nominees.

Goldberg proclaimed on Tuesday's show that the Oscars are not to blame for the lack of diversity, but rather the issue lies with those making the movies. "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."

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Goldberg -- who won an Oscar for her role in 1990's Ghost -- thinks there's not enough movies being made with a diverse cast. "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!"

The co-host also feels that the boycott is a "slap in the face" to Oscars 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**ch all year round."

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She added, "You wanna boycott something? Don't go see the movies that don't have your representation. That's the boycott you want." 

Goldberg came out in support of Fresh Prince of Bel-Air star Janet Hubert's video response to Smith's pronouncement that she is boycotting the awards show. "First of all, Miss Thing, does your man not have a mouth of his own with which to speak?" Hubert declared, referring to Pinkett Smith's husband, Will Smith. "The second thing, girlfriend, there's a lot of sh*t going on in the world that you all don't seem to recognize. People are dying. Our boys are being shot left and right. People are starving. People are trying to pay bills. And you're talking about some motherf**king actors and Oscars. It just ain't that deep."

Here's more of Hubert's response to the Oscars boycott: