Joaquin Phoenix calls out ’systemic racism’ in film industry

Joaquin Phoenix calls out ’systemic racism’ in film industry

Actor Joaquin Phoenix has received praise for calling out ’systemic racism’ in the film industry during his Baftas speech. Phoenix collected the best actor award for Joker on Sunday. ’I think that we send a very clear message to people of colour that you’re not welcome here’, he said commenting on the all-white acting nominations line-up.

Max Bants
Max Bants 3 months

what group in media is over-represented relative to their % in the western population?

Macius 3 months

He didn't listened to Ricky Gervais golden globes speech?

Apache helicopter
Apache helicopter 3 months

I'm sick toy back teeth of systemic-stupidity..

Crimson Jester
Crimson Jester 3 months


T.N. Morgan
T.N. Morgan 3 months

Then quit your job, whitey. Stop taking acting spots that could be occupied by a minority. What's the point of calling out a system that you're a part of if you're not gonna put your money where your mouth is and give up your "white privileges."

TheMadDane 3 months

So brave.

Seekster 3 months

Honestly nowadays it wouldn't surprise me if more racism and sexism came out of Hollywood than all of Mississippi. How many decades has Hollywood reinforced stereotypes and body images? Personally I don't care as much because Hollywood is a business and so they usually try to give the people what they want. However all the virtue signaling actors frankly do more to support the cause of racism and sexism than anyone else.

IvoryDove 3 months

What a joker...

O.T.Q.D 3 months

I am so sick of talking about race. I grew up talking about it, now the media is shoving it down our throats and how we need more diversity..blah blah blah. Can we all move the hell on and stop making it such a big deal? We are more isolated and different by our financial classes than by our races.

Deadman 0_0
Deadman 0_0 3 months

Gets some recognition. Talks about dumb shit. If the industry is racist someone should tell all those black and Hispanic actors we have.

Seed 3 months

Isn't Hollywood extremely racist against East Asians?

space ghost
space ghost 3 months

Liberal elitist are racist whaaaatt? Id like to see the numbers of white actors vs black actors and how that matches up with the population.

Edward Williams
Edward Williams 3 months


Michael Mantion
Michael Mantion 3 months

I'm not woke but I certainly believe there is major bias is the industry.

David Silverstone
David Silverstone 3 months

"All White"

wickedstorm 3 months

Maybe Woquin should start giving up his roles, then?

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