Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterShare on Google+Share on RedditShare on StumbleUponcomment this pageEmail this to someonePin on PinterestShare on LinkedInDigg thisShare on Tumblrfark this page

The Oscars have come under fire this year, and rightfully so, for not being representative when it comes to its actor nominations. Namely that for the second year running every actor nominated, both male and female, is white. The Academy Awards are due to take place next month on February 28th.

Because of this, notable black actors and directors—Will Smith, Jada Pinkett Smith, Spike Lee, and more—are boycotting the ceremony, and there’s even calls by Rev Al Sharpton’s National Action Network for Chris Rock to step away from hosting the show. Although others, Don Cheadle for instance, say he should host so he can use it to highlight the problem and take the Academy and Hollywood to task.

Even President Obama has added his voice to this issue saying the Oscar debate is an expression of a broader issue: “Are we making sure that everybody is getting a fair shot?”

Because of this #OscarsSoWhite has been a prominent hashtag on Twitter, which people have been using to share their opinions and distaste with Hollywood’s diversity issues—and now another hashtag has joined it. This one aims to address the problem through humor.

It started with @midnight who tweeted, “This years Oscars are whiter than a polar bear at an NPR party so tonight we’re playing #MakeAMovieWhiter. Play!”

And so #MakeAMovieWhiter was born and Twitter took to the challenge admirably, coming up with some hilarious puns to satirise the Academy’s problematic decisions.

Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterShare on Google+Share on RedditShare on StumbleUponcomment this pageEmail this to someonePin on PinterestShare on LinkedInDigg thisShare on Tumblrfark this page
Loading...
humor

Have you tasted the Gordon Ramsay Twitter roast yet? It’s his new dish and guaranteed to leave a bitter and sad taste in your mouth if you…

people

When it comes to bedroom antics, how to talk dirty is a big question because it’s something that can either be entirely mood-killing and cringeworthy, or it…

music

Lost Bob Marley live recordings from shows in London and Paris that took place between 1974 and 1978 have been restored after they were left unloved in…

film

The upcoming Star Wars Han Solo movie has started shooting and Disney recently released a photo of the main movie cast plus the directors, along with a…

humor

When it comes to badass animals, a badass squirrel is probably way down on your list. But that might just be because you haven’t met the right…

politics

Could it be possible that Donald trump can’t read? It’s common knowledge that President Donald Trump likes to watch TV, staying up late to ingest news that…

Loading...
digital art

Many of us are capable of producing some vaguely cool photoshop effects when we put our mind to it, but it’s nothing compared to the artistry of…

animation

For those of you waiting on Rick and Morty season 3, the release date, or awaiting the first sneak peek of the show with a Rick and…

culture

So you want another drink, do you? Think you could stop whenever you wanted to? Did you know the extreme stages of alcoholism are terrifying? No? Then…

documentary

Meet Dragon Man who calls himself the “most armed man in America” and with a weapons cache that includes over 3,000 weapons he might be right. His…

music videos

A new music video called “Kolschik” for for Russian band Leningrad by Russian director Ilya Naishuller is a marvel of VFX (by Russian studio CGF), boldness, creativity,…

humor

First there was Trump’s tiny hands, now we have whole Tiny Trump memes, which don’t just involve his hands being small, but his entire body. It’s the…