Leave it to famed Hollywood tough guy Clint Eastwood to give some common sense to those in Hollywood who accuse the Oscars of being “too white.”
The cameras from the Hollywood gossip site TMZ discovered the famed actor and director exiting an establishment in Tinsel Town and threw out the question about the Oscar controversy.
The five-time Oscar winner and eleven-time nominee had a bit of advice for the folks all upset over the nominations this year. He was certainly soft spoken and even tempered about it all, but his answer did have a bit of a bite to it.
“All I know is,” the Dirty Harry star said, “there are thousands of people in the Academy and a lot of them–the majority of them–haven’t won Oscars.”
He admitted he wasn’t paying too much attention to those upset over the annual movie awards adding, “a lot of people are crying, I guess” . . .
A boycott of the Oscars was called for by African American stars like actor Will Smith, his wife Jada Pinkett Smith, Director Spike Lee, and others. (Read more from “Clint Eastwood Destroys ‘All-White’ Oscars Protesters With 1 Perfect Sentence” HERE)