Guest Editorial by Dave the Sandman

Well, its Oscars season again, so the Twitterati and Tumbrinas are out in force….. again. It’s a guaranteed cert – like a lone thoroughbred in a field full of donkeys – that every single year since Twatter and the unsocial media side of the interwebs took off, that the professionally outraged and perpetually butthurt have a good old whine-in about how the Oscars are so sexist / racist / homophobic / transphobic blah blah blah. And there is no more reliable a whiner than good old race hustlin’ Spike Lee.

In a hissy fit of butthurt that the NWA biopic Straight Outta Compton hasn’t made the nomination list, Spike Lee has borrowed his good friend Rev. Dr. Mr. Al Sharpton’s well worn Race Card ™ and has said he wont attend the “lily white” awards show…and of course relayed to the world via Instagram and Twitter. Now, Spike is lobbying his fellow actors of colour to follow him in blacklisting the event.

So, did previous best actor winners Denzel Washington, Forest Whitaker or Jamie Foxx heed the call?

NOPE.

How about Halle Berry, who won best actress back in 2001?

NOPE.

Ace actor Lawrence Fishburne?

NOPE.

How about Wes Snipes, Angela Basset, Sam L. Jackson et al who happen to star in Spikes latest flick Chi-Raq?

NOPE.

But Spike need fear not…. It wont just be him and his best buds like Rev. Al Sharpton doing the race hustle two step at the angry end of the red carpet. Jada Pinkett Smith has said that she will be standing there with them as well. “Begging for acknowledgement, or even asking, diminishes dignity and diminishes power. And we are a dignified people and we are powerful” she said. She is also more than a bit butthurt her hubby Will Smith didn’t make the grade for his flick Concussion, which she thinks is totes better than The Revenant or The Martian. She thinks her jug-eared hubby dear is much better at acting than say Leo De Caprio or Michael Fassbender….both of whom have acted in piss easy acting stuff like Shakespeare flicks. But what is the Bard when compared to Wild Wild West eh?

“Forty white actors in two years and no flava at all,” posted Lee. “We can’t act?!” Well….apparently not well enough in 2015 to make the cut, sparky.

But all is not lost, for Oscars supremo Cheryl Boone Isaacs is taking action to “alter the make-up” of the Academy membership to make it more diverse. Y’know, because…reasons. Her being both black and a woman give no indication at all that race isn’t a feature. Nor the fact that black actors and actresses, when their films or roles deserve it, make the lists year on year. No…a dry year or two for black acting means the Academy is inherently racist and Things Must Change. More vag and more melanin is required. “In the coming days and weeks we will conduct a review of our membership recruitment in order to bring about much-needed diversity in our 2016 class and beyond.”

That’s funny. You know, some people would call that cooking the books. Gerrymandering even. I prefer simple English…so Fucking Cheating seems apt.

Anyway, seems Spike et al have been taking a lead from old Father Ted Crilly and Father Dougal McGuire about how to organise a film protest.

And in the same spirit here is my response

Back with more Oscars related insanity in a bit…. Seems our dear chums the feminazi twats are all in a tizz because while Mad Max: Fury Road is up for a few awards, Charlize Theron isn’t being nominated for her role as Furiosa. Muh sexism!

Quick….call Whine One One and getz me a Whaaaaaaaaaaaambulance!

16 comments
  1. You know what I want to see trending on Twitter? Or any social media site, really.

    “#PerformanceBeforePolitics”.

    Yes, I want to see such a tag trend on social media, just to see how triggered the usual suspects become.

      1. Pity I don’t have a Twitter account myself(though that may be a good thing, if what’s happening to Milo’s any indication), or I’d get this ball rolling myself.

        Ralph! What do you think about such a hashtag campaign? Anything that espouses a similar kind of thought to the phrase “#PerformanceBeforePolitics”?

  2. Everytime I see someone preaching about Oscars should be given out based on race instead of talent, I ask one simple question. Which actor should not of received their nomination and which actor should of got it instead?

    Not had a straight answer thus far, just a lot of mental gymnastics to explain why it is not them being a bigot but everyone else when they are the ones complaining these people don’t deserve the awards they worked for because they were born #wrongskin

  3. Black population in the US: ~13% if we’re being generous
    Percentage of black Oscar winners: 12.5%
    Couldn’t be anything to do with statistics or demographics, no, it must be RERCISM!

  4. *yawn* More race baiting by Spike Lee in order to stay relevant.

    Unlike him, I actually bothered to check the nominees, and I’ve found several people of color listed.

    Alejandro Innaritu’s film “The Revenant” is up for Best Picture, and he’s nominated for Best Director. Last time I checked, he’s a dark skinned Mexican

    “When Marnie Was there” is in the running for Best Animated Feature, and it’s directed by two Japanese people.

    “Amy” is up for Best Documentary, and co-directed by Asif Kapadia, a Muslim.

    “A Girl in the River” is nominated for Best Short Documentary, and it was directed by Sharmeen Obid-Chinoy, a Pakistani woman.

    “Theeb” is listed as nominee for Best Foreign Language Film, and it was directed by, Naji Abu Nowar, a Jordanian

    “Earned It” by The Weeknd – a black male – is up for Best Song.

    There’s where your “flava” is, Jada.

    Now STFU and go back to giving birth to talentless retards that ride on Will’s coattails.

  5. Is it me, or is Spike Lee taking ques from Buggin’ Out from his film Do the Right Thing? Instead of Sal’s Pizza, its the Oscars. And in place of Radio Raheem and Smiley, its Jada Pinket Smith and Will Smith. Now all we need is a full on riot to take place where one of them gets strangled by a cop, then Spike Lee can break a window with a trashcan screaming “HATE!!!”

    By the way sunshine, Al Sharpton called, he’d like his race card back.

  6. Hollywood IS racist. The bear that raped Leonardo DiCaprio in The Revenant didn’t even get a nomination. Need I point out that it’s a BROWN bear?

    Besides, trans is the new black in Hollywood.

  7. The best female performance I saw in an American film this year was Rinko Kikuchi in KUMIKO THE TREASURE HUNTER.

    Where are the Asians flipping their shit over no nomination for her?

  8. From what I read, people who have won Oscar’s actually get to vote. Also the members have to have experience in the field they’re voting for. Directors vote for directors, actors for actors, etc. And not just a little experience, they tend to need to have proven themselves in the industry. I’ll try to find the sources when I’m not using my phone to post this

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