President Obama on #OscarsSoWhite: “Are We Making Sure Everybody’s Getting A Fair Shot?”
In an exclusive interview with ABC’s David Ono, President Obama weighed in on the #OscarsSoWhite debate, and said what every reasonable person in America is thinking about this entire mess.
“I think that when everybody’s story is told, that makes for better art, it makes for better entertainment, it makes everyone feel part of one American family,” Obama said. Yes, Obama, you’re right! This is why you’re a good president. Please don’t leave.
Standing awkwardly in the Diplomatic Reception Room, he continued, saying, “As a whole, the industry should do what every other industry should do which is look for talent and provide opportunity to everybody. The Oscar debate is just an example of this larger issue — are we making sure everybody is getting a fair shot?”
Valid point! This brouhaha bas been a long time coming. The Oscars, as you’re probably aware by now, will be hosted by Chris Rock, which should be good fun for everyone.