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Samuel Jackson RIPS Oscars -- No Black Men!?

3/1/2011 9:20 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Another HARSH criticism of the Academy Awards ... this time from Samuel L. Jackson . .. who's pretty damn upset that there weren't more black actors involved in the show.

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Jackson was in L.A. yesterday, where he told a photog, "Where were the black actors?"

He continued, "I guess they didn't think we were available to read teleprompters that night ... not a big deal, hopefully it'll get better ... it wont happen again."

Jackson added, "We work in town ... they know who we are, they know we're available to be on that show to represent the people of color who are in the business in town."

For the record, there were no black male presenters during the show -- to which Jackson stated, "Hopefully they wont make that mistake again."

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136.

C    

Wah wah wah. Enough already. You should be glad that there weren't tons o'people of color on there making absolute fools of themselves like the white folk did. That show sucked. I cannot stand that Hathaway chick. She is horrifying.

1147 days ago
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tiredofsmallmindedpeople    

Sam was simply just answering a question. TMZ asked him what he thought about it and he gave a very PC answer. Now I suppose if he just ignored the question and didn't answer you all would be saying the same ****. Bill Maher (a white man) said himself "I guess the only way a black will be involved in this years Oscar is to be a swan" He's not crying he's just stating facts. Blacks didn't over come slavery or segregation by keeping their mouths shut, vocalizing something is bringing attention to it, not whining about it.

1147 days ago
138.

Ewwww    

oh my God, I'm SO tired of black people crying about race. They have their own damn channel, BET, if white people had a channel called "white entertainment television", the black people would be screaming that it's racist. It's not like there were absolutely no black people there. Oprah and Jennifer Hudson were there, as well as Halle Berry who is half black, so what the F is he crying about. To all black people, STOP PLAYING THE RACE CARD! It's extremely annoying and no one feels sorry for you.

1147 days ago
139.

Just Me    

Samuel L. Jackson is the one who is a racist!

1147 days ago
140.

Bnug    

First time commenter....
I golfed with him YEARS ago, way before he was famous. I was wearing a T-shirt from "Mark and Brian", a local LA DJ show, and their call sign was "whoo day whoo" which had nothing to do with race, it goes back to the little rascals.
He snapped a gasket.
That is when I knew, he has an agenda. GREAT actor, probably a great person, probably a great guy to hang out with. But completely hates white people. Completely caught me off guard. Damn shame.

1147 days ago
141.

tiredofsmallmindedpeople    

@Ewwww Black people have 2 channels on television, whites have about 357 latinos maybe 5, Asians 0, Native Americans 0. It's not playing the race card it's just simply stating facts. I work in this industry & most of the time I'm the only black person on set. Blacks, Latinos, Asians or Native American DO NOT run this industry in front of the camera or behind. FYI having a channel called White Entertainment is not racist but having one called I HATE BLACK PEOPLE is racist. I guess a black person can't answer a question about race without playing the race card. Only ignorant people were blind to the fact that there were barely any representatives of any other race not just black.

1147 days ago
142.

Joe    

they are never satisfied with what they have. where are all the white girls on The Black America Pageant... The Source Awards. (Imagine the protests that would happen if whites did the same thing and had a beauty contest that excluded blacks). They have channels dedicated to them (BET SBLK)... They have comediens (Dave Chapelle, Chris Rock) say exactly the same thing as Don Imus, but when they say it people offer them 50 million dollars to continue saying it. Their comediens (Paul Mooney) can refer to white women as 'white b*tches' and people are expected to laugh. They have the best golfer. (Tiger Woods) They have the highest elected position in America (Obama). They are given jobs, not because they are qualified, but because of they color. They are given a whole month dedicated to them (February - Black History Month). No other nationality has that. AND THEY STILL WANT TO CRY RACISM. UNBELIEVABLE !!!

1147 days ago
143.

NickSunset    

Samuel, shouldn't you be shooting the sequel for "SNakes on a Plane". Sammy boy next time I run out of toilet paper I am going to find you and use your face to wipe with.

NickSunsett on Twitter.

1147 days ago
144.

Seriously?    

The only thing wrong here is that he should have just kept it to himself. But WOW I wish you all could understand from another perspective how idiotic some of the comments are here. Some argue that 'black folks' have the BET channel. Ok that's 1-5 channels compared to the 300-something channels that have no programming geared toward their target population. No different from Lifetime having programming geared towards women. And both networks have grown over the years from sub-standard programming to in-house developed shows. So let's drop that from the argument please. Next you make a totally non-PC or immature statement, then round it off with Sam is perpetuating the problem - in this case racism. LOL! I wish knew how you 'read' to folks who 'understand' where Sam is coming from. SMH... I'm sure you don't care and f-bomb me, but don't YOU realize that THAT thinking also perpetuates the problem? Erasing racism involves UNDERSTANDING the perspective of others different than you. You don't have to agree, but do you understand where he is coming from? I think not.

1147 days ago
145.

Bryan    

78.
Oh come on man, don't you have a better bi**h than that? For God's sake - when are black people gonna quit whinning? We've got a black president, there's a Miss Black America Pagent, but you better believe if there was a Miss White America Pagent they'd be screaming there are no blacks allowed, there's a ton of filthy rich black entertainers, athletes and business people all across this country, they have Al Sharpton showing up at every single black bitch fest that someone did them wrong and making a scene about how unfair white people are to blacks.
Get over yourselves. It was a white man who freed the friggin' slaves and their own tribe leaders are the ones who sold them into slavery to the white man - go back to Africa if you hate it so much here!!! You have more rights and more opportunities here then you have EVER had in the past.
Bi*ch, bi*ch, bi*ch and whine, whine, whine. Get a f-ing life.
They are never ever gonna be happy even though this country is supporting millions of them on welfare and medical assistance.
It's never enough is it????

Posted at 5:48 PM on Mar 1, 2011 by Donna

DONNA, WILL YOU PLEASE RUN FOR PRESIDENT IN 2012?

1147 days ago
146.

Andrew    

REALLY MAN! WHERE IS OUR BLACK PEOPLE! IF U GUYS ACTUALLY MAKE SOME GOOD MOVIES INSTEAD OF THERE'S MOTHER****ING SNAKE ON A PLANE **** THEN MAYBE U WILL GET AN OSCARS. MAKE SOME GOOD ****ING MOVIES, IM SICK OF THIS "IM BLACK AND IM TREATED LIKE ****" WE GOT A BLACK PRESIDENT! THATS ENOUGH SAID

1147 days ago
147.

Andrew    

i ****ing hate people like this. where's the black people? really dude, we got a ****ing black president, isnt that enough?

1147 days ago
148.

Seriously?    

And also for the record, many 'white folk' have been on the BET awards. In case you wanted to know the most recent would be Wolf Blitzer from CNN, but he was not the only one. Use your friendly search engine if you want to know. Not hard to find.

1147 days ago
149.

Caring Kate    

Never knew that Samuel Jackson was a racist. The day has come where people ARE judged by the content of their talent and performance, by the Academy, and NOT the color of their skin. Shame on Jackson.

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150.

steve    

I'm a little bummed Oprah is considered not of "color" now. Any major black rolls this year besides Lawrence Fishborns kids porno?

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