For the most part it seems like the lack of diversity and representation only occurs in America but that is untrue. Here in England we have the same issue. The Brits happened a few days ago and whilst the performances we quite good. Slay bad gyal ri, yass Adele, kill it beibs. But I couldn’t help but notice that all the nominees had white face. With the exception on 1/2 of little mix I don’t think there were people of colour in the running. With UK grime artists krept and konan speaking up about it I wonder if next year will be any different. At least the oscars are here tonight. Let’s hope Leo finally wins and Chris Rock lets the academy know how important represent truest is.
So the Grammy’s happened and once again I am late to talk about it, mostly because it was kinda boring. Taylor Swift opened and to be frank I was bored by her. I mean she had a hair cut which was real cute and her outfit was nice but… I’m just not a fan. When it comes to Taylor I can take her or leave her, 9 times out of 10 I’d leave her
The best part of the show was that King Kendrick performed. Not one to conform to what is “socially acceptable” he performed a medley of thought provoking songs from his album “to pimp a butterfly” which incorporated him in chains representative of black male incarsoration followed by dancers in traditional African clothing. Needless to say he made all the while people in the audience feel very uncomfortable 👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾. What made me most happy is he took home the most awards of the night after being nominated for the most.
With the nominees for the oscars being announced a few weeks ago (yes girl I know I’m late) a lot of celebrities took to social media calling the the academy and Hollywood in general racist. This year, not for the first time either no actor of colour was nominated for an academy award. Jada Pinkett Smith said they should be boycotted by all celebs of colour to make a statement that we are not here to amuse and hand out awards but we too are deserving. Later on aunt viv from the fresh prince put out a statement saying the only reason Jada is mad is because will wasn’t nominated and we as actors of colour should still attend. Both women have valid points as they are both calling for a change because representation does matter. Other celebs and people of colour came forward with opinions some valid and some like Stacey Dash who made stupid offensive remarks for the hell of it also spoke up. She said the BET awards and station should be taken off TV to increase diversity. She who benifited from the network is now against it when in actuality the station is there to show positive representation for the black community. So are the oscars racist? Is Stacy dash stupid? Who was right Jada or Aunt Viv?