A statement has been released from Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs. Check it out below.
A statement from Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs pic.twitter.com/Nqhgc7sbqG
— The Academy (@TheAcademy) January 19, 2016
As previously reported, a number of African American celebrities have spoken out about the lack of the Oscar’s diversity. This week, both Jada Pinkett-Smith and Spike Lee announced that they were boycotting the awards show.