Danny DeVito On America: ‘We Are A Bunch Of Racists’

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Kaitlan Collins White House Correspondent
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[dcquiz] Danny DeVito said the reason no black actors were nominated for an Oscar is because Americans are “a bunch of racists.”

“It’s unfortunate that the entire country is racist,” DeVito told the Associated Press at the Sundance Film Festival on Saturday.

“This is one example of the fact that even though some people have given great performances in movies they weren’t even thought about.” (RELATED: Reese Witherspoon’s Fans Criticized Her After She Said This About The Oscars)

Danny DeVito America is racist

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“We are living in a country that discriminates and has certain racist tendencies, so sometimes it manifests itself something like this, and it’s illuminated,” he added.

“But just generally speaking, we’re racists — we are a bunch of racists.” (RELATED: Spike Lee On Oscars Boycott: I’m Confident I’ll Be On ‘The Right Side Of History’)