Jan. 16, 2015

Sharpton Attacks Hollywood Over Perceived Selma Snub

Al Sharpton wanted “Selma” to sweep the Oscars. The film tells the story of Martin Luther King Jr.‘s marches from Selma to Montgomery in 1965, and it was only nominated for Best Motion Picture, but that wasn’t good enough for race-baiter Sharpton. He’s calling an “emergency meeting” with his Hollywood task force to decide what to do, because, in his eyes, the Oscars are not diverse enough this year. “With all of the talent in Selma and other Black movies this year,” Sharpton said, “it is hard to believe that we have less diversity in the nominations today than in recent history. … The movie industry is like the Rocky Mountains, the higher you get, the whiter it gets.” Sharpton – who has no film criticism cred to date – probably threatened to attack Hollywood over this issue because he wants to sway the decision, not to mention this sort of shakedown is how he makes his living.

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