Spike Lee, the 58 years old American director and actor received an Honorary Oscars at Governors Awards on November 15, 2015. The celebrity slammed Hollywood during the ceremony for lack of diversity in the industry.
Spike Lee said,"So we can talk 'yabba yabba yabba' but we need to have some serious discussion about diversity and get some flavor up in this. This industry is so behind sports it's ridiculous." Lack of diversity issue is at its peak in Hollywood at present.
Many celebrities and known faces are demanding for a better diversity in the crowd especially after the recent Victoria's Secret show, where the number of white women over powered models belonging from other races. It has always been so.
The director used the platform to say, "Everybody in here probably voted for Obama but when I go to offices, I see no black folks except for the brother man at the security that checks my name off the list as I go into the studio,"
Spike feels it is easier to become a black president in the country US, but not be a part of the mainstream media. He took everyone by surprise when he involved statistics and numbers while talking about the issue of diversity that's going to affect Hollywood in future.
"I don't know if you noticed but the United States census bureau says by the year 2043, white Americans are going to be the minority in this country. And all you people out there in the position of hiring, you better get smart because you'll work for us. Reflect what this country looks like."
He appreciated Cheryl Boone Isaacs, the president of the Academy, for her contribution towards promoting diversity in Hollywood. Spike said, "President, keep it going. I know it's tough. We got a long way to go."