Straight Outta Compton’s executive producer, Will Packer is reportedly unhappy with the recent Oscar Award Nominations.
The N.W.A. movie biopic was nominated for Best Original Screenplay, however none of the actors or people involved with making the movie will be receiving any awards.
Recently there has been speculation that the Oscars are biased towards white people, with hashtags such as #OscarsSoWhite going viral on social media.
Using Facebook as a platform to vent his frustration, Packer slated the Academy for it’s lack of cultural representation and said they need to do better.
“To my Academy colleagues, WE HAVE TO DO BETTER [sic]. Period,”
“The reason the rest of the world looks at us like we have no clue is because in 2016 it’s a complete embarrassment to say that the heights of cinematic achievement have only been reached by white people. I repeat — it’s embarrassing.”
Using the #OscarsSoWhite hashtag, Packer wrote:
“To my #OscarsSoWhite folks who are angry at the absurd lack of diversity highlighted yet again by this year’s Oscar noms. Trust me, I get it,”.
Other black actors to not receive any nominations included Idris Elba (Beast of No Nation’s,) Michael B. Jordan (Creed), Will Smith (Concussion) and John Boyega (Star Wars: The Force Awakens).