Charlotte Rampling Says Oscars Boycott Is ‘Racist Against Whites’

January 22, 2016 5:47 PM

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Charlotte Rampling Says Oscars Boycott Is ‘Racist Against Whites’

PARIS — Charlotte Rampling, an Academy Award nominee for best actress, on Friday waded into the furor over the lack of diversity in the Oscar acting categories, saying that the supposed calls to boycott the ceremony was itself “racist against whites.”

Speaking fluent French in an interview with France’s Europe 1 radio, the British actress said that one would “never really know” how the Academy makes its decisions, and that “sometimes maybe black actors didn’t deserve to make the shortlist.”

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