17 Jan 2015

Sharpton Threatens to Disrupt Oscars; Calls “Emergency Meeting” For The Most Ridiculous Reason

While many film industry observers were surprised over the very limited number of Academy Award nominations for the civil rights drama “Selma” – one for Best Picture and one for Best Original Song – few people appear to be as incensed as Rev. Al Sharpton.
Sharpton voiced his displeasure an online statement through his National Action Network that hinted at a possible Ferguson-style disruption of the February 22 Oscar ceremonies in Hollywood (emphasis added to highlight this blatant threat):
The lack of diversity in today’s Oscar nominations is appalling and while it is good that Selma was nominated for ‘Best Picture,’ it’s ironic that they nominated a story about the racial shutout around voting while there is a racial shutout around the Oscar nominations. With all of the talent in Selma and other Black movies this year, it is hard to believe that we have less diversity in the nominations today than in recent history.
National Action Network (NAN) has formed a task force on the movie industry to deal with diversity as I engage in dialogue with Sony Pictures Co-Chairman Amy Pascal. The movie industry is like the Rocky Mountains, the higher you get, the whiter it gets.
I have called an emergency meeting early next week in Hollywood with the task force to discuss possible action around the Academy Awards.
The reference to Pascal is connected to the embarrassing emails between the Sony chief and producer Scott Rudin that used puerile humor in imagining President Obama’s supposed film preferences. Despite the obvious racial elements of her jokes, Pascal has not offered to resign and no pressure is being made by Hollywood’s celebrated liberals – let alone Sony stockholders – to seek her ouster.
What Sharpton failed to mention, however, was that the Academy Award nominations included a major victory for the small but vibrant African film industry. Among the five nominees for Best-Foreign Language Film is Timbuktu, a drama from the West African nation of Mauritania that deals with a timely issue that has more relevance than how many non-white actors are up for movie awards:
As jihadists arrive in northern Mali in 2012, the peaceful lives of the local inhabitants are shattered by the intolerance and religious demands of the invaders. For cattle farmer Kidane and his wife Satima, the presence of the new regime means choosing between remaining in their home or following their neighbors into exile.

The Oscar nomination is the first-ever for a film made in Mauritania. Director Abderrahmane Sissako did not share Sharpton’s view of a racist Academy Award mechanism, telling France24 that the recognition is an extraordinary honor that recognizes the ongoing terror faced by the people of Sub-Saharan Africa in the face of Islamic extremists:

As soon as I heard about the nomination, I was overwhelmed by an indescribable feeling. It is recognition of work done with the passion and commitment of women and men from different countries, united to defend universal values of love, peace and justice.

Read More:http://www.thefederalistpapers.org/us/sharpton-threatens-to-disrupt-oscars-calls-emergency-meeting-for-the-most-ridiculous-reason 

7 comments:

  1. Go ahead and give him some hush money. What a shakedown.

    ReplyDelete
  2. The reverend was probably ordained the same way "Yummy" on Down East Dickering was. Mail order.

    ReplyDelete
  3. I have an idea for a movie.
    How about a movie starring a black fake civil rights carny shyster whose alter ego is an FBI snitch?

    ReplyDelete
  4. What a joke on humanity this jewish media made, snitch, is. This little twerp has millions stashed away. Isn't it wonderful to be chosen.

    ReplyDelete
  5. The oscars are just a pretentious way for hollywod to self-congratulate itself and promote its worthless schlock by pretending there is something prestigious about winning one of its own awards.
    Instead of criticizing our military and our police, I'm glad Al is finally going after the hand that feeds him. These folks have none of my sympathy. If Al took on rich liberal elites like this more often, I would take him more seriously.

    ReplyDelete
  6. Anyone wanna bet which film gets best picture? Anyone?...... Where'd everyone go??

    ReplyDelete
  7. zionist tool professional race baiter and nincompoop threatens who?

    ReplyDelete