Corpulent liberal gadfly Michael Moore has thrown his substantial weight behind the campaign to boycott the Academy Awards over alleged institutional racism. The Oscar protest effort is being organized by motor-mouthed militant Spike Lee and the anger over the exclusion of blacks from the top nominations seems to be centered mainly around the snubbing of “Straight Outta Compton ” a film based on the lives of the popular rap/hip hop group N.W.A. (Niggaz Wit Attitudes). Not that the liberal infested Hollyweird could ever be accused of good taste but the nominating committee showed some by not glorifying a cancerous culture of misogyny, greed, homophobia, cop-hating, violence and drug use. The reverend Al Sharpton is also attaching himself to the boycott in his sleazy typical style, much like a barnacle on the bottom of a garbage barge or a piece of dogshit on a shoe bottom. Lee and Sharpton are understandable because they are both NWA but Moore is just showboating as usual.
The Guardian reports that “Michael Moore to join Oscars 2016 boycott: ‘A fish rots from the head down’”:
The documentary film-maker Michael Moore is to join a growing boycott of next month’s Oscars following the announcement that no actors from black or ethnic minority backgrounds have been nominated for awards.
After the US Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ failed to highlight the work of non-white professionals for the second year running, Jada Pinkett Smith and Spike Lee and other stars have announced they will not attend the 2016 ceremony.
Moore, an Oscar-winner in 2003 for his documentary Bowling for Columbine, told The Wrap that Hollywood’s struggles with diversity, and the ethnically limited film industry culture in Los Angeles, in particular, were to blame for this year’s all-white list of nominations. “A fish rots from the head down,” he said. “The problem has to get fixed in the studio system, which has been a white-dominated, male-dominated industry for ever.
“When you’re working in New York, you have a day-to-day existence with African Americans in the industry here,” added Moore. “But I can fly to LA for two or three days of meetings and never encounter an African American person in any position of power. I can very easily leave LAX, go to a West Hollywood hotel, have a meeting in Burbank, another meeting in Century City and another in Santa Monica, go back to LAX and never encounter an African American who isn’t in a service position. I love LA but the problem has to get fixed there.”
While professing support for Academy president Cheryl Boone Isaacs, who has vowed to improve diversity among Oscars voters, Moore said the organisation’s inability to change convinced him to act.
“The idea that we could go two years in a row, when 40 actors could be nominated and none of them were black, is just crazy,” he said. “So if it will help to lend my name to what Spike and Jada are doing, I’m hoping to be a symbolic participant in this.”
The ongoing trend for grievance mongers to make everything into a racial issue is more of an effort to get attention and promote personal agendas than anything rooted in a real sense of concern. Racism really does exist in America today but it is the likes of Moore, Spike Lee and Reverend Al Sharpton and their ilk who trivialize it and by extension only do harm to those who are the true victims of it.