#OscarsSoWhite has officially moved off Twitter and onto the red carpets and interviews of celebrities of all races. This past weekend at Sundance, celebrities kept it real about what they thought about the lack of diversity in Hollywood.
Lena Dunham, the creator of “Girls,” expresses her thoughts about the supposed lack of diversity in the film and TV industry:
“If the studio system is ignoring these voices then we have a very serious problem and they are and the fact is this dialogue and the promises that the Academy has made is the beginning of shifting that, but what really needs to happens is that people need to take notice and give resources to these voices. The idea that there aren’t enough diverse filmmakers or there aren’t enough woman filmmakers to give jobs to, it’s simply a fallacy and I know that because I’m here and I’m seeing the movies.”
Actress, Gabrielle Union spoke on the little secret she believes is holding the industry back:
“Every step forward takes us further and further away from a very shameful past. I think if you see who runs Hollywood it’s a very homogeneous group and they like to see themselves reflected.”
Director and activist, AvaDuvernay speaks on the change that needs to happen in the industry and why it should happen:
“Change has to happen, it has to happen with the people who dictate who belongs,” she said. “It’s disconcerting to hear people say that shouldn’t change. That’s the very reason it should.”
Source: Perez Hilton