Leave it to famed Hollywood tough guy Clint Eastwood to give some common sense to those in Hollywood who accuse the Oscars of being “too white.”
The cameras from the Hollywood gossip site TMZ discovered the famed actor and director exiting an establishment in Tinsel Town and threw out the question about the Oscar controversy.
The five-time Oscar winner and eleven-time nominee had a bit of advice for the folks all upset over the nominations this year. He was certainly soft spoken and even tempered about it all, but his answer did have a bit of a bite to it.
“All I know is,” the Dirty Harry star said, “there are thousands of people in the Academy and a lot of them–the majority of them–haven’t won Oscars.”
He admitted he wasn’t paying too much attention to those upset over the annual movie awards adding, “a lot of people are crying, I guess.”
Clint Eastwood isn’t the only denizen of the film industry making waves over the Oscars.
A boycott of the Oscars was called for by African American stars like actor Will Smith, his wife Jada Pinkett Smith, Director Spike Lee, and others.
Others, like actress Stacey Dash, now a Fox News commentator, caused a furor on the left when she criticized the boycott saying too many have become overly sensitive. Dash also criticized the separatism of Black History Month, Black Entertainment TV and Black beauty contests.
Al Sharpton has also been involved in the controversy, accusing the Oscars of “racism” and seeming to imply there should be some sort of quotas enforced in the nomination procedure.
To that former African American Congressman Alan West had suggestion:
— Allen West (@AllenWest) January 16, 2015