Spike Lee: It’s Easier For A Black Guy To Be President Than A Hollywood Exec

Kaitlan Collins White House Correspondent
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Spike Lee said it’s easier for a black person to be president than a studio head in Hollywood these days.

The director is boycotting the Oscars because he said he “couldn’t support” a show where all the actors nominated for an award were white.

During an interview at the Sundance Film Festival, Lee said change is up to the “gatekeepers at the studios.” (RELATED: Spike Lee: I’m Skipping The Oscars Because Too Many White People Were Nominated)

Spike Lee is boycotting the Oscars. (Photo: Craig Barritt/Getty Images for AOL Inc.)

(Photo: Craig Barritt/Getty Images for AOL Inc.)

“It’s easier for an African-American to be president of the United States of America than it is to be president of a studio,” Lee said. “I’m tired of journalists calling me asking me what my opinion is. Start asking these white nominees.”

“We cannot forget about the gatekeepers at the studios.”

“I commend president Cheryl Boone Isaacs and the board of governors for trying to rectify this situation. By the year 2020, we’ll double the amount of women and minorities.” (RELATED: Spike Lee On Oscars Boycott: I’m Confident I’ll Be On ‘The Right Side Of History’)


(Photo: Vanity Fair screen grab)

(Photo: Vanity Fair screen grab)