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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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61.

campy    

Oh please.

What, the NFL...the NBA...no white men? How come no white men win no awards. Dey racisis is da problam.

1142 days ago
62.

KardASSian Butt    

And FURTHERMORE... would Sam be all upset if there had been to black WOMAN presenters? I.DON'T.THINK.SO

1142 days ago
63.

SYLVI212    

Very good. I had forgotten about Morgan Freeman and Lena Horne too. No blacks??? Hmmm...did we all watch the same show?

1142 days ago
64.

Ih8Taxes    

I really like Samuel L. Jackson and he's one of my favorite actors, but Good Lord, when does it end? Yes, I'm white but I judge a person based on MERIT. It's as simple as this - there are some good white, black, yellow, purple or even polka dot people and there are some bad white, black, yellow, purple and polka dot people. I like good people and I hate bad people.

1142 days ago
65.

dd    

The show was boring as hell anyway!

1142 days ago
66.

Me    

Please!!! Get a life! Move-on!!! Dumbest remark I have ever heard!

1142 days ago
67.

Truth    

JACKSON IS A JEALOUS BITCH CUZ HE COULDNT PRESENT!!!!! SMH. AWWWWW, GET OVER IT!! LIFE IS NOT FAIR. HE SHOULD KNOW THAT BY NOW.

1142 days ago
68.

dd    

@75 Friend, when did Oprah become a BLACK MAN?

1142 days ago
69.

Donna    

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????

1142 days ago
70.

Canadagohome    

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?

1142 days ago
71.

Trev the 1    

i guess all those Tyler Perry movies got left out. They suck anyways.

1142 days ago
72.

samson    

So many of the comments on here are pathetic. Everybody knows the Oscars are as white as the ice at a hockey rink, and the fact that they let two black people in (Halle and Oprah) doesn't excuse that fact. Sam Jackson is right - he wasn't asking for an award, just to let black people or anybody else at least read a damn teleprompter, or something!! And to those saying there are no whites at black award shows, those shows only exist because of exclusive celebrations of whiteness like the Oscars.

Tired of hearing black people complain? Man, ever since Obama got in, people want to act like racism, along with everything else that ever happened to non-whites in America before 2008 never existed!

1142 days ago
73.

dee    

Samuel Jackson RIPS Oscars -- No Black Men!?
That is tha title of the piece. If I remember
Oprah, Halle Berry, and Jennifer Hudson are not black men.
I'm dyslexic and I can read that.

1142 days ago
74.

GB    

The President of the United States is black. Give it a rest.

1142 days ago
75.

BigUglyTexan    

Jesus, Sam, really? Blow it out your ass. The Academy Awards, as worthless as they are, are not an affirmative action entity.

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