Citizen Reporter
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20 Jan 2016
7:03 pm

Lupita Nyong’o adds voice to #OscarsSoWhite

Citizen Reporter

The Kenyan actress posted her comments on her Instagram page.

Actress Lupita Nyong'o arrives on the red carpet for the 87th Oscars February 22, 2015 in Hollywood, California. AFP PHOTO / MARK RALSTON

Lupita Nyong’o, who starred in the recent Star Wars blockbuster, had this to say on #OscarsSoWhite.

“I am disappointed by the lack of inclusion in this year’s Academy Awards nominations.

It has me thinking about unconscious prejudice and what merits prestige in our culture.

The Awards should not dictate the terms of art in our modern society, but rather be a diverse reflection of the best of what our art has to offer today. I stand with my peers who are calling for change in expanding the stories that are told and recognition of the people who tell them.”