Oscar so White
The year started with a boycott of the Academy Awards with a hashtag #OscarSoWhite. Many African-American celebrities decided to boycott the Academy Awards since not even one black actor or actress were nominated for the award.
Racism in Hollywood continued when online trolls attacked Ghostbuster’s star Leslie Jones with racist and sexist remarks. Jones wrote on her Twitter account: “ I feel like in a personal hell. I didn't do anything to deserve this. It’s just too much. It shouldn’t be like this. So hurt right now.” Beloved Jones took some time off from social media and came back as a strong, beautiful and powerful black woman that she is.
In 2016, Hollywood lost some of the greatest talents: David Bowie, George Micheal, Prince, Leonard Cohen, Muhammed Ali and Carrie Fisher. RIP.
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