What Happened When a Handsome White Actor Shed a Tear Over Glory

"For the first time in six years, the Oscars ratings dipped---down to an estimated 36.6 viewers. Though mainstream media has yet to acknowledge the success of her efforts, it wouldn’t be a leap in logic to assume that the abysmal showing is due in part to April Reign’s #OscarsSoWhite boycott in protest of the fact that not one black actor was nominated in any category.

This makes it even more egregious that a white man's tear has become the viral takeaway from a whitewashed award show where most black people in attendance were only there to perform and present awards to their white counterparts. The message here being that we can dance and sing for their entertainment but we shouldn’t expect to be acknowledged for talent not done in their service or for their amusement."





Date Published: 

Monday, February 23, 2015



  • Entertainment Industry
  • #OscarsSoWhite
  • Selma