You'd think that all of Liberal Hollywood would side with those boycotting The Oscars over the alleged lack of 'racial diversity' for the nominees.
While changes are being made to the academy after the 'racist outcry' and #OscarsSoWhite online activism, a handful of members have spoken out and defended themselves over accusations of racism.
Michael Caine has gone on record speaking against affirmative action infecting the voting process. “There’s loads of black actors. In the end you can’t vote for an actor because he’s black. You can’t say ‘I’m going to vote for him, he’s not very good, but he’s black, I’ll vote for him,'” he said.
Straight Outta Compton producer Ice Cube took on the controversy too, saying, “You can’t boycott something that you never used to go to anyway. I look at it like a horse race. Once your horse loses the race, you tear up your ticket and back on out.”
He went on to add, “I think an older generation got an understanding of why we do that kind of music, and the younger generation got a history lesson, and we got so much praise for the movie, it’s like, how could you be mad because one other academy or guild or anybody didn’t say it’s the No. 1?”
The kicker, “It’s crying about not having enough icing on your cake. It’s just ridiculous.”
And that's coming from Ice Cube.
According to Hollywood Reporter, Penelope Ann Miller, known for Carlito's Way and The Artist responded to the criticism that Academy Members are racist.
“I voted for a number of black performers, and I was sorry they weren't nominated,” she told The Hollywood Reporter. “To imply that this is because all of us are racists is extremely offensive. I don't want to be lumped into a category of being a racist because I'm certainly not and because I support and benefit from the talent of black people in this business. It was just an incredibly competitive year.”
Even Whoopi Goldberg – a former Oscar winner - defended the Academy Members. On The View she said, “The issue is not the Academy. Even if you fill the Academy with black and Latino and Asian members, if there’s no one on the screen to vote for, you’re not going to get the outcome that you want,” she said.
“I won once, so it can’t be that racist. I’ve been black the whole time.”
Do you agree with these stars speaking out against being called racist?
JOIN TheRebel.media FREE for more fearless news and commentary you won’t find anywhere else.
READ Shakedown: How Our Government is Undermining Democracy in the Name of Human Rights --
Ezra Levant’s book about the Canadian Human Rights Commissions, censorship and the Mohammed cartoons was voted "the best political book of the last 25 years."
The RCMP is bringing out a new women's uniform -- with a Muslim hijab!
If you agree that this move is unCanadian and anti-woman,
SIGN THE PETITION at ShariaPolice.ca