8:44 AM EST 1/21/2016
"Disturbed and unhappy," that is how the current Academy Awards president feel towards the allegedly 'racist' Oscars issue that's buzzing over the entertainment industry. Cheryl Boone Isaacs said that this is a hard topic to comment on. It's seriously bothering her that certain issues like this one comes out of a highly recognized institution.
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Isaacs announced in the public, addressing the existing concern about the lack of diversity in the Oscars nominations, leaning favorably to the white actors. According to her, the Academy is looking into the matter and studies on a possible system upgrade to address it. She also shared about the Academy's pure intention to promote diversity.
ET Online reports that Oscars shared its plan to further evaluate the membership recruitment and bring changes wherever it is needed to make things transparent and diverse. She promises that this change would be implemented starting this year and those to follow.
The Academy Awards formulates the idea of making it mandatory to recognize everyone regardless of their gender, race, society background and sexual orientation. The Academy has already started dealing with the situation, but they believe that there's a lot of things to be done.
As the first ever African-American who become head of the Academy, President Cheryl Boone Isaacs recognized the dark areas in its system and she promised to bring about positive changes, including diversity. She appreciate the ones who took courage to come forward, show their belief in fair recognition through airing out their sentiments toward the organization, says Chicago Tribune.
The outpouring disappointment over the #OscarsSoWhite issue affects the positive anticipation it usually gets every year. The growing number of actors who detach themselves from the Academy and their dissatisfaction towards the snubbing incident in the nominations bring forth a threat of a massive boycott if the system is not changed.
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