Oscar Nominee Charlotte Rampling Says The Call For Diversity Is Racist Against White People

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Charlotte Rampling, a 69-year-old British actor and now a first time Oscar nominee, had a few words for the call to have the Oscars be more diverse.

This year's list of Oscars nominees in acting categories only has white actors, the only African-American person nominated this year is The Weeknd for his song "Earned It", which had an predominantly white cast.

Creed didn't get nominated, neither did Michael B. Jordan or the director Ryan Coogler. Straight Outta Compton pulled off a nomination, but not with the actors or the director.

The lack of African-American actors being recognized sparked the Oscars boycott that many people are talking about like Jada Pinkett-Smith and Spike Lee.

Rampling, who is nominated at this years Oscars for the movie 45 Years, went on a French radio show and said that the call for diversity is "racist to white people."

She went on to say that "one can never really know, but perhaps the black actors did not deserve to make the final list," and that anything happening with the Oscars is "racist to white people."

Rampling also stated, “Why classify people? These days everyone is more or less accepted ... People will always say: ‘Him, he’s less handsome’; ‘Him, he’s too black’; ‘He is too white’ ... someone will always be saying ‘You are too’ [this or that] ... But do we have to take from this that there should be lots of minorities everywhere?” When the interviewer explained that black members of the film industry feel like a minority, Rampling replied “no comment.”