These “White men” are actually mostly Jews.
Is this woman calling for a new Holocaust?
Two-time Oscar-winning actress Emma Thompson weighed in on the #OscarsSoWhite controversy this week, and suggested the industry’s diversity issues could be remedied by “killing off” the Academy’s many older, white members.
“It’s hilarious,” the British actress told the Belfast Telegraph earlier this week in regards to the Oscars nominating controversy.
In January, the controversy was renewed after the Academy announced its acting nominations included no people of color for asecond straight year.
“It’s no change there. It’s not as if it’s ever been awash with people of color. Let’s face it, the Oscar membership is mainly old, white men,” Thompson noted of the issue of diversity within the Academy’s membership.
…“That’s the fact of it. Either you wait for them all to die, or kill them off slowly. There’s so many options, aren’t there?” she said.
Thompson then noted the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) is taking activemeasures to ensure its membership is more reflective of diversity.
The actress, who won Oscars for her roles in films Howards End (1992) and Sense and Sensibility (1996), previously described the British public as “racist” for its response to Europe’s migrant crisis.
“We have to open our door to more refugees. The idea of 3,000 people in Calais who have been through unspeakable things makes me feel very ashamed,” Thompson said last September. “We’re not even missing our quotas. That’s really shaming. So I think it’s got a lot to do with racism.”
Thompson added: “If these people were white, European, that were coming from some dictatorship in Bosnia. If they were coming I think we would feel quite differently about it … We’ve got plenty of room for them.”
Along with wanting to kill Jewish Hollywood figures, she wants anti-Semitic Arabs to flood Europe.