It is common to see about Oscar voters that anonymously show their choices to colleagues, however, Leslie Jones has gone people together with her choices by posting the facts on social networking.
The actress and comic took to Twitter Friday to call the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for its lack of diversity amongst the nominees. Jones, who had been encouraged to join with the academy in 2017, stated it did not take long to complete her Oscar ballot since she just voted for the black men and women.
“Welp I just finished voting to the Oscars. It did not take long cause there aren’t any black people on it,” she tweeted. “I hunted for @CynthiaEriVo and abstained from the remainder of the voting #moreblackpeopleplease.”
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The article prompted heaps of remarks, with a few social networking users notification the Saturday Night Live alum she had been”racist”
“I adore you, however is that not just as racist like a white celebrity said they did not vote for any non-white celebrities? #becolorblind,” one individual reacted.
Still another told Jones she must have hunted for Bong Joon Ho’s Parasite.
“Parasite is a massive deal with the Asian cast, recall Asians and Latinos are not as reflected in the media compared to black people even. 3 percent for Latinos and half that’s non speaking roles,” the person wrote.
Nevertheless, others pointed out Hair Love filmmaker Matthew Cherry, who’s African American, is nominated in the Best Animated Short Film category. Jones responded to her critics.
“Okay geeeez yes I hunted for @MatthewACherry tooo did not believe I had to state that! The article was clear! No chill. His movie has been on before @AngryBirdsMovie #iswearimdonewithyall,” she weeted.
Jones got her big break as a normal player on SNL. She has also had roles in the movies Top Ten (2015), Ghostbusters (2016), and The Angry Birds Movie 2 (2019).
Closing Oscar voting ended on Tuesday, February 4.