Another year in the the books and once again no people of color were nominated for acting roles at the Academy Awards. Variety magazine addresses the #OscarsSoWhite controversy with its new cover.
Reports the Huffington Post:
Although the article itself isn’t online yet, Claudia Eller, the magazine’s co-editor-in-chief, unveiled the “SHAME ON US” image on Twitter late Monday night.
“Tomorrow’s cover on Diversity crisis will be a must read,” she wrote. “As the cover line states, we are all to blame. Let’s act!”
The lead story will be written by senior film reporter James Rainey and awards editor Tim Gray.
For the second year in a row, no people of color were nominated for any acting awards, prompting calls for a boycott of the Academy Awards ceremony and spawning the #OscarsSoWhite hashtag.
A myriad of notable actors have commented on the Oscars’ lack of diversity, with most saying that more is needed. There are the occasional tone deaf anomalies, though—see: Charlotte Rampling.
If you’re interested, the Oscars air on Feb. 28. We’ll be waiting for Chris Rock’s monologue to hit the Internets, though.