Whoopi Goldberg isn’t pleased about the Oscar nominees, but she thinks folks should be mad about it more often than just once every year.
“Why is this a conversation that we only have once a year? Because every year we get all fired up and then the rest of the year no one says anything,” Goldberg said on The View on Tuesday. “It’s in your face all the time, when you go to the movies … you can’t bitch about it just at Oscar time.”
Still, she doesn’t think a boycott is the answer, either.
“Chris Rock is the host of the Academy Awards and so to boycott him seems just as bad as what everybody is saying,” Goldberg told her View cohosts. “To me, we have this conversation every year. It pisses me off.”
“It’s not that people [doing the ] nominating are too white,” she continued. “They aren’t looking at movies and saying, ‘That’s very white, I’m not going to nominate that black movie.’ They aren’t sitting there like that. The problem is, the people who could be helping to make movies that have Latinos and women, that money doesn’t come, because the idea is that there is no place for black movies … there has never been a plethora of black movies made. People believe we don’t want to see movies with black people in them. Until you start making movies like The Avengers where you see more than 70 white folks saving the earth. I would like to be one of those people saving the earth, but they aren’t coming to me.”