Oscars Crisis: Trump Weighs In

Diversity, or rather the lack of it, is the only thing that Hollywood is talking about at the moment, so the New York Post took the opportunity to troll the debate with a cheeky front cover for Thursday’s edition. With a lead story on snow storms hitting New York, the Post’s headline “This Weekend Will Be Whiter Than the Oscars” referenced the ongoing and deepening controversy of the lack of diversity among Oscar nominees. The diversity controversy rumbled on with Donald Trump weighing in on Wednesday. The candidate questioned why white actors get shut out of awards shows like the BET Awards. (I’d like to know why reasonable people are barred from running for the Republican nomination for President.) Also on Wednesday, rapper 50 Cent and actor Tyrese Gibson implored Oscars host Chris Rock to drop out of the show.

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