Al Sharpton’s Trap for Every Black Actor, Director et/al in Hollywood

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Al Sharpton's Trap for Every Black Actor, Director et/al in Hollywood

Thurs­day this graced the top of the Drudge Report:

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As indi­cated by the image Al Sharp­ton did, well what Al Sharp­ton does…

Sharp­ton crit­i­cized the indus­try for hav­ing a “fraud­u­lent image of pro­gres­sive and lib­eral pol­i­tics and poli­cies” and com­pared suc­cess in Tin­sel­town to climb­ing the Rocky Mountains.

“Hol­ly­wood is like the Rocky Moun­tains, the higher up you get the whiter it gets. And this year’s Acad­emy Awards will be yet another Rocky Moun­tain Oscars. Yet again, deserv­ing black actors and direc­tors were ignored by the Acad­emy — which rein­forces the fact that there are few if any blacks with real power in Hol­ly­wood,” Sharp­ton said in a statement.

Now I freely admit that I’ve seen none of he nom­i­nated pic­tures and the only one I’m hop­ing to see is Creed because of Stal­lone and the Rocky series and I don’t know if Rev­erend (when was he ordained a min­is­ter any­ways) Sharp­ton did but I do have one ques­tion for the good rev­erend and one for those in the Black Com­mu­nity who agree with him.

“Which of the cur­rent nom­i­nees was unwor­thy of an Oscar nom­i­na­tion and which one would you remove to replace with a nom­i­nee of a color accept­able to you?

I think we need to know who Al Sharp­ton thinks wasn’t good enough.

But the 2nd ques­tion goes to the peo­ple of color in the film community:

With the com­plete under­stand­ing that the nom­i­na­tion for an oscar can gen­er­ate cash and open doors and how impor­tant it is, if Rev­erend Sharp­ton got his way and forced Hol­ly­wood to make sure there was an accept­able quan­tity of black nom­i­nees do you really want to be con­sid­ered the Token Black who only got his nom­i­na­tion for his race?

I ask this because if the Rev­erend Al gets his way that’s how peo­ple will think of you within your indus­try and every sin­gle per­son, stu­dio who fails to get a nom­i­na­tion in the future will point to you in pri­vate and call you Token.

Are you will­ing to do this to your­self and every other black film maker who fol­lows you just so Al Sharp­ton can shake down the studios?

Would you to this to your race, your chil­dren and your­self? If the answer is yes then be aware that any time you speak of “Black Pride” in the future be aware that at least two peo­ple know you’re lying.

Me and you.

Thursday this graced the top of the Drudge Report:

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As indicated by the image Al Sharpton did, well what Al Sharpton does…

Sharpton criticized the industry for having a “fraudulent image of progressive and liberal politics and policies” and compared success in Tinseltown to climbing the Rocky Mountains.

“Hollywood is like the Rocky Mountains, the higher up you get the whiter it gets. And this year’s Academy Awards will be yet another Rocky Mountain Oscars. Yet again, deserving black actors and directors were ignored by the Academy — which reinforces the fact that there are few if any blacks with real power in Hollywood,” Sharpton said in a statement.

Now I freely admit that I’ve seen none of he nominated pictures and the only one I’m hoping to see is Creed because of Stallone and the Rocky series and I don’t know if Reverend (when was he ordained a minister anyways) Sharpton did but I do have one question for the good reverend and one for those in the Black Community who agree with him.

“Which of the current nominees was unworthy of an Oscar nomination and which one would you remove to replace with a nominee of a color acceptable to you?

I think we need to know who Al Sharpton thinks wasn’t good enough.

But the 2nd question goes to the people of color in the film community:

With the complete understanding that the nomination for an oscar can generate cash and open doors and how important it is, if Reverend Sharpton got his way and forced Hollywood to make sure there was an acceptable quantity of black nominees do you really want to be considered the Token Black who only got his nomination for his race?

I ask this because if the Reverend Al gets his way that’s how people will think of you within your industry and every single person, studio who fails to get a nomination in the future will point to you in private and call you Token.

Are you willing to do this to yourself and every other black film maker who follows you just so Al Sharpton can shake down the studios?

Would you to this to your race, your children and yourself? If the answer is yes then be aware that any time you speak of “Black Pride” in the future be aware that at least two people know you’re lying.

Me and you.