The New Yorker Cover Addresses Oscars Diversity Controversy
The New Yorker addresses the diversity scandal around this year’s Academy Awards on the cover of the issue that goes on sale on February 29, The Hollywood Reporter writes.
The illustration entitled ‘Privileged Characters’ by artist Daniel Clowes depicts several Oscars statues, which are not allowed on the red carpet because they have the ‘wrong’ color.
Due to the fact that 2016 acting nominees do not include any actors of color, Hollywood actor Will Smith and director Spike Lee have already called for a boycott of the awards ceremony. The US Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has already promised to double the number of women and representatives of minorities among the members of the Academy.