10.2 C
Los Angeles
Sunday, September 20, 2020

MGK and Megan Fox Are Officially Together

Rapper Machine Gun Kelly is now Instagram official with his lady, actress Megan Fox. In a post on Tuesday, MGK and Megan...
More

    Latest Posts

    MGK and Megan Fox Are Officially Together

    Rapper Machine Gun Kelly is now Instagram official with his lady, actress Megan Fox. In a post on Tuesday, MGK and Megan...

    What’s Going On with the “Friends” Reunion?

    If you are a human being than you have probably been very excited about the cast of "Friends" reuniting for a special...

    Kanye West Spoke. But Were We Really Listening?

    On Sunday Kanye West held a rally for his presidential campaign in South Carolina. The rap and fashion icon went on an...

    Julian Edelman Extends Heartfelt Message to Eagles Wide Receiver Desean Jackson

    There are a few rules to doing PR well. One of them is, don't quote Hitler! Desean Jackson, 33, has come under...

    Ava DuVernay and David Oyelowo say ‘Selma’ was snubbed by Oscars Academy after ‘I can’t breathe’ T-shirt protest

    The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the group behind the Oscars, calls itself “committed to progress” after Selma director Ava DuVernay and star David Oyelowo say they were admonished for wearing “I can’t breathe” T-shirts outside the 2014 film’s premiere after-party to protest the death of Eric Garner.

    Oyelowo, who played Martin Luther King Jr. in the historical drama, spoke about the current fight for racial equality during a Screen Talks Q&A and revealed that the cast’s public protest over the death of Garner, a black man who was put in a chokehold by a white New York City police officer, affected its awards season journey.

    <em>Selma</em> actors E. Roger Mitchell, Wendell Pierce, Omar Dorsey, John Lavelle, Stephan James, Kent Faulcon, David Oyelowo, Lorraine Toussaint, director Ava DuVernay, Tessa Thompson, Andre Holland and Colman Domingo protest the death of Eric Garner outside the New York Public Library on Dec. 14, 2014. (Photo: Ray Tamarra/GC Images)
    Selma actors E. Roger Mitchell, Wendell Pierce, Omar Dorsey, John Lavelle, Stephan James, Kent Faulcon, David Oyelowo, Lorraine Toussaint, director Ava DuVernay, Tessa Thompson, Andre Holland and Colman Domingo protest the death of Eric Garner outside the New York Public Library on Dec. 14, 2014. (Photo: Ray Tamarra/GC Images)

    “Six years ago, Selma coincided with Eric Garner being murdered,” Oyelowo said. “That was the last time we were in a place of ‘I can’t breathe,’” which were Garner’s final words and then the final words of George Floyd while he was in police custody in Minneapolis, six years later.

    Ava DuVernay and David Oyelowo at the New York premiere of <em>Selma</em>. (Photo: Lars Niki/Corbis via Getty Images)
    Ava DuVernay and David Oyelowo at the New York premiere of Selma. (Photo: Lars Niki/Corbis via Getty Images)

    “I remember at the premiere of Selma, us wearing ‘I can’t breathe’ T-shirts in protest,” he continued. “Members of the Academy called in to the studio and our producers saying, ‘How dare they do that? Why are they stirring s***?’ and ‘We are not going to vote for that film because we do not think it is their place to be doing that.’”

    The outfit change came after the cast walked the red carpet at the now-closed Ziegfeld Theater in New York City. Before entering the New York Public Library for the after-party, DuVernay and some of her cast members, including Oyelowo, Lorraine Toussaint, Tessa Thompson and Wendell Pierce, donned the shirts and posed on the iconic staircase while raising their arms in the air. (Oprah Winfrey, who also appeared in the film, did not take part.)

    Oyelowo said the photo is “part of why that film didn’t get everything that people think it should’ve got” as far as awards accolades, “and it birthed [the hashtag] #OscarsSoWhite.” “They used their privilege to deny a film on the basis of what they valued in the world.”

    This article was originally posted on yahoo.com/entertainment/.

    Latest Posts

    MGK and Megan Fox Are Officially Together

    Rapper Machine Gun Kelly is now Instagram official with his lady, actress Megan Fox. In a post on Tuesday, MGK and Megan...

    What’s Going On with the “Friends” Reunion?

    If you are a human being than you have probably been very excited about the cast of "Friends" reuniting for a special...

    Kanye West Spoke. But Were We Really Listening?

    On Sunday Kanye West held a rally for his presidential campaign in South Carolina. The rap and fashion icon went on an...

    Julian Edelman Extends Heartfelt Message to Eagles Wide Receiver Desean Jackson

    There are a few rules to doing PR well. One of them is, don't quote Hitler! Desean Jackson, 33, has come under...

    Don't Miss

    Stacey Abrams blames Georgia’s secretary of state for election being an ‘unmitigated disaster’

    Former Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams appeared on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Wednesday, where she discussed the chaotic mess surrounding the Georgia...

    Magic Johnson Feature Documentary in the Works

    Basketball legend Earvin “Magic” Johnson will be the subject of a new feature film documentary from XTR, H.wood Media, NSV and Delirio...

    ‘Live PD’ Host Dan Abrams Regrets Footage of In-Custody Death Was Destroyed: ‘I Wish This Had Been Aired’

    “Live PD” host Dan Abrams is answering questions about why the show, which was canceled Wednesday, destroyed footage of the tragic last moments of...

    Ice Cube Defends Tweets With Anti-Semitic Images, Conspiracy Theories: ‘Telling My Truth’

    Hip-hop legend Ice Cube has defended himself for sharing multiple anti-semitic tweets and conspiracy theories this week, saying he’s not “anti anybody,”...

    Kelly Clarkson Files for Divorce from Husband Brandon Blackstock After Nearly 7 Years of Marriage

    Karen MizoguchiJune 11, 2020, 12:40 PM CDT Kelly Clarkson is ending her nearly seven-year marriage to husband Brandon Blackstock.

    Stay in touch

    To be updated with all the latest news, offers and special announcements.