Tuesday 19 January 2016

#DavidOyelowo and #IdrisElba Speak Out Against the 2016 Oscars and Hollywood's Diversity Problem } E!

On Monday, we celebrated Martin Luther King Jr. and his dedication to equality in the United States. Ironically, the holiday fell just a few days after the second year of all-white Oscar nominations were announced.

Several actors used MLK day to remind the world and the Academy of the importance of his work and why the lack of diversity in the Oscars and in the entertainment industry should be a top priority that needs fixing right now.

David Oyelowo—who was overlooked at last year's Oscars after playing MLK in Selma—spoke out about the issue at the King Legacy Awards on Monday night, where Academy president Cheryl Boone Isaacs was being honored.

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