Academy Snubbed ‘Selma’ Because Cast Wore I Can’t Breathe Shirts

Oscars Snubbed Selma After Cast Wore I Can't Breathe Shirts

“It’s part of why that film didn’t get everything that people think it should’ve got and it birthed #OscarsSoWhite,” he continued. “They used their privilege to deny a film on the basis of what they valued in the world.

Oyelowo, who portrayed Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in the 2014 film, told Screen Daily the cast decided to wear “I Can’t Breathe” shirts to the film’s New York premiere following the death of Eric Garner and Michael Brown, two unarmed black men who were killed by police officers.

David Oyelowo is calling out The Academy for their racist ways. The very vocal British born actor revealed in a new interview that Oscar voters snubbed Selma after the cast and crew protested against police brutality.

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I'm a Journalist,Activist, Publisher, Journalist, Entrepreneur, Orator and Film Maker. Attended the University of Northwestern where I studied Biblical theology and Film. I’ve traveled around the world met some greatest leaders in the world and worked with some of the greatest religious leaders of our times.As a Journalist and an Activist, I’ve dedicated my career highlighting black/brown people struggles through my films,education and creative world.

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