Charlotte Rampling on Oscars Boycott: It's 'Racist to Whites'
Charlotte Rampling, one of this year’s Oscar nominees for Best Actress, is speaking out about the boycott over diversity in the Academy.
The 69-year-old 45 Years actress spoke out in an interview conducted in French on Europe 1.
“It is racist to whites,” Charlotte reportedly said (via Variety). “One can never really know, but perhaps the black actors did not deserve to make the final list.”
“Why classify people? These days everyone is more or less accepted,” she continued. “People will always say: ‘Him, he’s less handsome’; ‘Him, he’s too black’; ‘He is too white’ … someone will always be saying ‘You are too’ (this or that) … But do we have to take from this that there should be lots of minorities everywhere?”
Charlotte, who is a member of the Academy, said that she would not support quotas for the membership.