Are we boycotting the Oscars or nah?

Happy Hump day. I don't know whether we are still doing that whole “hump day” thing but here it is with an elephant in the room. Let us talk about the Oscars and what is going on. If you are familiar with My Runway, you know that the Oscars are the Super Bowl on here.


But just like real life, the Oscars are not really that diverse. We all already know this but that does not mean that we have to be okay with it. So Spike Lee and Jada Pinkett Smith have spoken about their decision to boycott this year’s Oscars due to lack of diversity in the nominee line-up. We are tired of always presenting so I am with this. This is what what Mama Jada was tweeting about. “At the Oscars, people of color are always welcomed to give out awards, even entertain, but we are rarely recognized for our artistic accomplishments,” “Should people of color refrain from participating altogether?” If you want to spark change, then I say I am with it. I will not be watching this year’s Oscars. I always feel like it's a waste of my night when my favorites do not win, doesn't change the fact that the Oscars are a good excuse for a glass of wine.


I am not boycotting the red carpet. Fashion has nothing to do with this. I am still going to be on my laptop with snacks ready to see who is wearing who and who should have worn who? The Oscar red carpet is in the same category as Beyonce and mangoes on the favorite things list. Although it will lack diversity, Jada did not ask me to boycott the red carpet. Besides, the red carpet and the actual award show are totally different. We are sorry but not really that sorry.

Do you think boycotting will make a difference? Do you even care? Some people don't care about this stuff but I would still love to hear your opinion about it.

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  1. I'm not sure on the statistics of the diversity on the nominees so my comment is more from a general view rather then specifically for the oscars. Although Jada and Spike are coming from a beautiful place wanting diversity at the Oscars. I do have to say I think they would've drawn more attention and possibly making more waves for change if they focused on the positive ways of change.like focusing on how the oscars nominate people and how movies are chosen.
    "We begin to die the day we stop standing up for what we believe in" MLK

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  2. I agree. I think they reacted like that because it has been something that has continuously happened that it was almost becoming a norm and it does not have to be like that! I will boycott out of solidarity but we are still tuning in to the red carpet lol

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