Snoop Dogg Joins Academy Awards Boycott: “F**k The Oscars” (VIDEO)
Snoop Dogg is the latest celebrity to join the boycott of the upcoming Academy Awards over its lack of diversity among the nominees. The rapper released an impassioned, expletive-filled video on Tuesday in which he expresses, among other things, “F**k the Oscars!” Watch below.
For the second year in a row, no black actors were nominated in any of the four major acting categories at the Oscars. As Gossip Cop reported, many stars have voiced their displeasure over the snubs, with both Jada Pinkett Smith and Spike Lee having gone on record as saying they won’t watch or attend this year’s ceremony.
Now, Snoop Dogg has voiced his outrage over the situation. In an Instagram video, the rapper says, “Somebody asked me, was I gonna watch the motherf**king Oscars? F**k no! What the f**k am I gonna watch that bulls**t for?” He continued, “They ain’t got no n****s nominated. All these great movies, and all this great s**t y’all keep stealing from us. F**k you! F**k you!”
As Gossip Cop noted, president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Cheryl Boone Isaacs released a statement on Monday in which she expressed being “heartbroken and frustrated about the lack of inclusion.” She further explained that the Academy was “taking dramatic steps to alter the makeup of our membership” and “bring about much-needed diversity.” Watch Snoop Dogg’s expletive-laden video below.