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Anthony Anderson Addresses Oscars Diversity Issue at NAACP Image Awards 2016 (Video)

Anthony Anderson Addresses Oscars Diversity Issue at NAACP Image Awards 2016 (Video)

Anthony Anderson hits the stage for his hosting gig at the 2016 NAACP Image Awards held at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium on Friday night (February 5) in Pasadena, Calif.

The 45-year-old actor hosted the show and he was joined by his Black-ish co-star Tracee Ellis Ross. They both picked up awards for their work on the ABC comedy series!

“Look at these beautiful shades of people in the audience,” Anthony said. “Hollywood needs to know that this is what diversity is supposed to look like… I love seeing all these faces [of] black people working. Everybody keeps saying it’s a comeback. But hell, don’t call it a comeback. We’ve been here for years.”

“Even though we have our own awards show, I just want the other ones to be fair. I just hope they don’t go overboard next year and nominate too much black stuff out of guilt,” Anthony later said. “But tonight is not the night to focus on other awards shows. This is about us. This is our show. and it’s not a comeback. We have been here and we aren’t going anywhere.”

Also pictured inside: Ken Jeong and Tika Sumpter presenting an award together.

FYI: Tracee is wearing Schutz shoes.


NAACP Image Awards 2016 – Opening With Anthony Anderson
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  • Curt Noydb

    Talk about hypocrisy!!! #BETSoBlack

  • http://eternalozzie.com/ eternalozzie

    next year Oscars will include more people of color and will be attacked for being racist because they are doing it intentionally … no win situation

  • Anastatia Bagans

    “Look at all the black people working in white owned industries” then complains about lack of diversity. Stfu. #betsoblack

  • Ariana

    There is no diversity at an all-black awards show. Its infact the very opposite of diversity. As usual, the blacks get away with being the true racists.

  • Ariana

    Where are the Indians, Asians, native Americans at the NAACP? For these hypocritical blacks to call out the Academy Awards for being too white is ridiculous. I think its worse having an award show only meant for blacks only. The NAACP is supposed to be for all colored people but guess? All I saw were black nominees. Lets boycott the NAACP for THEIR lack of diversity!

  • Ariana

    They will be forced to give it to black nominees even if they don’t deserve it. Terrible.
    I mean, look at the nominees for the NAACP this year, they themselves couldn’t even find good performances amongst blacks to give it to. I mean, Ride Along 2, the Perfect Guy, SOC for acting and directing awards? LOL!

  • Ariana

    I call for a boycott of the BET and the NAACP for their lack of diversity! Everyone should boycott them now!

  • plez

    “Even though we have our own awards show, I just want the other ones to be fair”

    Even though I agree with the diversity movement; this quote above does seem wrong. Because we all know if there was the Oscars and then an Image awards for just Caucasians, many would be very upset.

  • Gina

    For those of you racists on here crying about the NAACP’s being racist; Latino’s and Asians are also nominated for awards at the ceremony. So go cry somewhere else. And PS, there is no such thing as reverse racism. Nice try though.

  • http://eternalozzie.com/ eternalozzie

    don’t include me in your rant … I love the way you already have decided “they don’t deserve it.” for movies that haven’t been released yet.

  • Ariana

    Because they probably don’t. Looking at the set of nominees for even an all black award show, they didn’t give it to good performances either.

  • Ariana

    No latino or Asians were nominated though at this years NAACPs. They were just presenters. Take your hypocritical BS elsewhere.

  • Feminist Tampon

    Hahahahaha talking diversity at an all black event! Hahahahaha I’m literally laughing so hard that I pooped a bit.

    I’m sure the irony of this charade will fly right over their heads.

  • Feminist Tampon

    I’m really racist but even I find that a bit prejudice. The award should go to the best person, no matter the color of their skin. I mean Eminem is better at being black than most black people so why didn’t he win an NAACP award?

  • jen kim

    “Hollywood needs to know that this is what diversity is supposed
    to look like…”

    and right after you say…

    ” I love seeing all these faces [of] BLACK people working”

    that’s not diversity,it’s something different but not diverse.
    Diverse is every kinds of people from race (white, black, asian, latino, native americans etc” gender (female male), sexuality, etc. etc. etc.

  • Ariana

    Because blacks are the true racists. From what I heard, this award show host did nothing then attack and make serious racist comments about whites by saying ” Lets do away with them, off them,etc” So is the NAACP calling for hatred on whites? If this is the case, then this proves my point about blacks being more racist.
    You are right though the award should go to the most talented person, hence why the Oscars chose the nominees they have currently. I keep asking those who boycott the Oscars which of the nominees should have been taken out for which black performer? I get no answers at all.

  • Ariana

    This is infact more racist then the Oscars are. The host himself also made nasty, racist jokes about killing whites . Can you imagine if an white Oscar host made jokes about killing blacks?

  • Ariana

    And they will defend themselves for their racist behavior. Ridiculous how blacks get away with everything these days.

  • Gina

    Gina Rodriguez and Guillermo Diaz BOTH Latino & BOTH nominated this year. Nice try though, dumbass. BYE.

  • Ariana

    Hey jackass, you could only name 2 non- blacks at this racist NAACP award show? Sorry but blacks are far more racist for having an award show meant for blacks only!
    The Oscars have more diversity this year in other categories then your stupid black only awards do. You do realize that a Mexican is nominated for Best Director and Best Picture?

  • Gina

    LMAO, you mean the Mexican who directed a movie filled with white people? Bitch and moan all you want, the Oscar’s is still less diverse. The NAACP’s and other ethnic award shows wouldn’t exist if mainstream awards shows were more diverse. Nice, try dumbass.

  • Ariana

    He is still a POC who is nominated for multiple Oscars. Why do you care if he made a movie starring whites? Stupid bitch. NAACP has almost no other nominees expect blacks in every category. The Oscars on the other hand have more diversity in terms of writing, directing, costumes, cinematography and other things.
    Nice try retard. You are just a jealous black bitch.

  • Gina

    Wrong again, desperate dumb bitch. The NAACP’s have more diversity. The shows nominated have diverse ensemble casts; and the writers and director etc of these shows are also diverse. Nice, try.

  • Feminist Tampon

    Prove it you menstruating kuntrag. Gaping Gina likes to make sensational claims that are contrary to the evidence right in front of our faces.

  • Ariana

    No I am not. Prove it then. If its an award show meant for everyone, why did they nominate only blacks for EVERY SINGLE CATEGORY? That is infact more racist then the Oscars you dumb black uneducated bitch!
    The NAACP is the least diverse and more racist then the Oscars. Having Anthony Anderson talk and joke about killing whites is an all time low even for you blacks.

  • Ariana

    Gina is an idiot Ignore her. She can’t prove her own point because she is wrong and stupid. I don’t see any non-black nominees on this list here for the NAACP.

  • Gina

    I NEVER said the award show is for everyone dumbass, but it’s still more diverse than the Oscar’s which is saying a lot. White people hate to be excluded but LOVE excluding others. How does it feel you basic bitch? LMAO, you are obsessed with black people, I love it. You eat, sleep and dream us. You seem to have a fetish for black people, you’re probably fantasizing about Anthony’s black d*ck.

  • Gina

    Hi bitch. Prove me wrong.

  • Feminist Tampon

    The proof is in the article negress.

  • Gina

    Nah, dumb bitch. It’s not.

  • Feminist Tampon

    Frankly I don’t want to argue with a darkie it’s not worth my time, I don’t care what darkies think anymore. But I do have rope and an old oak tree if you want to hang out sometime.

    Nighty night ashy skinned negress :)

  • Ariana

    LOL you are a piece of black trash! You really hate whites don’t you? The NAACP is an award show meant for blacks only you stupid uneducated nigress trash! Its more racist then the Oscars and that is a fact!
    Show me all the so-called diversity at this years NAACP then. Go ahead and find the diffrent races that are all nominated for those awards. There aren’t any. Dumb black nigress trash!

  • Ariana

    Gina must be one of those black women that secretly want a white man but cannot get one. Hence why she hates on whites and their success.

  • Feminist Tampon

    I think you’re right on that one, it seems like she wants to pull everyone down to her level.

  • Gina

    Hey you dumb racist bitch, it’s not a secret that the NAACP’s are meant largely for black people. As it should be! This award show was created to give black people and other people of color the recognition that they haven’t been getting in the mainstream media. It’s not racist, it’s racial justice as far as I’m concerned. At least they have the balls to admit it, whereas the people behind the Oscar’s like to pretend they are something they are not. I LOVE being black and you LOVE obsessing about black people. I LOVE that we are always on your mind. Stay pressed, angry bitch.

  • Gina

    LMAO, You love and are obsessed with black people, just like Ariana. You guys are probably the same person. Nighty night. I know your wet dreams will be filled with us “darkies” Kiss your black husband for me bitch.

  • Ariana

    It it racist you moron! Serisouly jump off a bridge you racist!

  • Ariana

    It it racist you moron! Serisouly jump off a bridge you racist!

  • Ariana

    It it racist you moron! Serisouly jump off a bridge you racist!

  • Ariana

    She is a racist jackass. She probably she wishes she had a white boyfriend but can’t get one.

  • Gina

    The only racist is YOU. Do everyone a favor and walk into oncoming traffic.

  • Ariana

    Not until you do it first racist nigress. The fact is, having an award show meant for your skin color is more racist then an award show celebrating achievement in filmmaking overall. Nigresses like you are the reason why nobody likes blacks. Newsflash You do not get awards in real life based on skin color. If you do, then its due to bias and racism.

  • Feminist Tampon

    Honestly I’m just a white dude trolling, but you sound pretty cool. I’d date you over a psychopath like her any day of the week (as long as you don’t look like my profile pic).

  • Feminist Tampon

    Honestly I’m just a white dude trolling, but you sound pretty cool. I’d date you over a psychopath like her any day of the week (as long as you don’t look like my profile pic).

  • Ariana

    LOL. I bet Gina looks just like the fuggo in your pic! Or a shaved gorilla.

  • Ariana

    LOL. I bet Gina looks just like the fuggo in your pic! Or a shaved gorilla.

  • Ariana

    LOL. I bet Gina looks just like the fuggo in your pic! Or a shaved gorilla.

  • Ariana

    LOL. I bet Gina looks just like the fuggo in your pic! Or a shaved gorilla.

  • Gina

    Oh, you dumb racist cracker bitch. You simply don’t get it. The Oscar’s don’t celebrate achievement overall if it excludes people of color. The only recourse black people have is to create their own award shows. Get that through your thick skull, moron. At the NAACP’s, awards are still given out based on talent, the talent of BLACK people. White people get SO mad when the can’t control and dominate everything, including things like the NAACP’s. Little bitch, you are obsessed with us. You always look for articles to post comments bashing us and you stalk me in order to reply to my comments. I’m flattered, bitch. Now kiss my big beautiful black ass.

  • Gina

    You secretly want black d*ck.

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