Just last week, Whoopi Goldberg gave her opinion about Donald Trump and Stacey Dash. On Monday, she added her perspective on the #OscarsSoWhite controversy.
As detailed by Us Weekly, Goldberg spoke on Monday’s episode of The View. The magazine leads with Goldberg saying, “I won once, so it can’t be that racist,” which doesn’t sound great out of context (there’s probably an Academy member out there, threatened by the Academy’s new ten-year voting privileges rule, who’s like, “But I voted for Whoopi back in the day!”). She adds, however, that the Oscars aren’t the problem. It’s the fact that there are few people of color making movies or starring in movies in Hollywood in the first place that has led to the lack of diversity at the Academy awards.
“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,” said Goldberg. She called a proposed boycott a slap in the face to host Chris Rock.
Goldberg then goes on to say that the solution lies with filmmakers finding those overlooked actors, saying, “Hey, what about so and so?”
That, and Kristen Stewart’s recent comments on gender inequality in Hollywood, offer a lot to chew on.