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San Francisco Chronicle Gets Slammed for 'Racist' Oscars Story

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San Francisco Chronicle Gets Slammed for 'Racist' Oscars Story

The paper questions if the actors deserved the nominations.

PUBLISHED ON : JANUARY 25, 2017 / 05:20 PM

The Oscar nominations have recently been announced and more moments for the history books were created with the growing number of Black nominees in the 2017 list as opposed to previous years.  

However, a recent article published in the San Francisco Chronicle suggested that rather than the Academy choosing the cream of the crop for this year's nominees, they may have "adjusted" for the purpose of inclusion, following the pressures of #OscarsSoWhite, which was popularized following the whitewashed list of 2016.

Naturally, the social media community is not happy with this assumption made by the writer Mick LaSalle and has taken to Twitter to explain their disappointments.

  1. A photo of the clipping detailing the insulting headline has been making its rounds on social media.

    (Photo: San Francisco Chronicle)
    (Photo: San Francisco Chronicle)
  2. In addition to taking offense to the article's headline, many found that the crediting of the now memorable and popular hashtag #OscarsSoWhite to Spike Lee — not its creator April Reign — was also problematic.

    Reign even took to Twitter herself to explain to LaSalle that his information was skewed.

    Take a look below:

Did the San Francisco Chronicle go too far?

Written by John Justice

(Photo: David Lee/Paramount Pictures)


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