Well this is taking it to another level…
Emma Thompson weighed in on the recent and pervasive Oscars diversity controversy with a very original opinion that, well, probably isn’t realistic.
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The actress and screenwriter spoke to the Belfast Telegraph on Monday, telling reporters she had a solution to #OscarsSoWhite that would immediately improve diversity among members of the Academy:
“It’s hilarious. It’s no change there. It’s not as if it’s ever been awash with people of color. Let’s face it, the Oscar membership is mainly old, white men. That’s the fact of it. Either you wait for them all to die, or kill them off slowly. There’s so many options, aren’t there?”
Whoa — that escalated quickly!
We appreciate the Love Actually star trying, but we’re hoping for a more amicable solution. LOLz!
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Ch-ch-check out her comments at the British Film Awards about #OscarsSoWhite and more diversity issues (below):
Very well said!
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