Yesterday on ABC's daytime talk show (yell show?) The View, the ladies discussed Jada Pinkett Smith's #OscarsSoWhite boycott and Whoopi Goldberg came out swinging—by saying that boycotting the Oscars would just hurt its host, Chris Rock, who is only the second black solo host in Oscar history (Goldberg was the first). Goldberg also said that the problem wasn't the Oscars, it was the movie industry as a whole, and that the ceremony was a scapegoat for institutional problems within the industry. It's similar to what Lupita N'yongo said yesterday, except on The View, so 100 times more shout-y.
"I make movies for a living. Let me tell you what the problem is—It's not that the people doing the nominating are too white," she said. "The problem is the people who can be helping to make movies that have Blacks and Latinos and women and all that—that money doesn't come to you because the idea is that there is no place for Black movies."
"Chris Rock is the host of the Academy Awards and so to boycott him seems just as bad as what everybody is saying," she said. "We have this conversation every year and it pisses me off."
"Boycotting doesn't work and it's also a slap in the face to Chris Rock," she added.