Actor Danny DeVito, well-known for his liberal point of view, leveled some big charges concerning the people of the United States when this year’s Oscars controversy came up.
“It’s unfortunate that the entire country is a racist country,” DeVito said Saturday at the Sundance Film Festival, noting that black actors and actresses who gave “great performances … weren’t even thought about” for the 2016 Academy Awards.
“We are living in a country that discriminates and has certain racial tendencies which — racist tendencies — so sometimes it’s manifested in things like this,” DeVito continued, adding that “just generally speaking … we’re a bunch of racists.”
So far, directors Spike Lee and Michael Moore, along with actress Jada Pinkett Smith and her husband Will Smith, have declared they won’t attend the Oscars since all 20 acting nominations have gone to whites. Famed producer Gerald Molen (“Schindler’s List” and others) decried the “spoiled brats” carrying out boycotts.
(H/T: The Huffington Post)