Spike Lee urges affirmative action in Hollywood, Michael Moore joins boycott

January 19, 2016 5:51 PM

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Spike Lee urges affirmative action in Hollywood, Michael Moore joins boycott

NEW YORK Film director Spike Lee, who is leading calls for a boycott of the 2016 Oscars over the lack of black actors among nominees, called on Tuesday for Hollywood to adopt policies to address the issue of racial diversity behind and in front of the camera.

Lee, who was awarded an honorary Oscar in November, said Hollywood had fallen behind the worlds of music and sports, saying it makes sense businesswise for the movie and TV industry to reflect the racial diversity of the United States.

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