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1. The Stars Reacts To The #OscarsSoWhite Controversy

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“I’m not pissed … I’m not surprised. You know it’s the Oscars,” Ice Cube said. “They do what they do. The people loved the movie. The people supported the movie. No. 1 at the box office, over $200 million worldwide. I can’t be mad.” -Ice Cube

2. Young Jeezy

3. Whoopi Goldberg

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“Boycotting doesn’t work, and it’s also a slap in the face to Chris Rock. There’s not a lot of support for little companies that make movies that may be more diverse than anything else, but you can’t bitch about it just at Oscar time.” Whoopi said on “The View”

4. Idris Elba

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“We need to count up what everybody has, see the lay of the land, see who has which careers in TV, who makes TV, who’s allowed on TV. You have to ask the question, ‘Are black people always playing petty criminals? Are women always the love interest or always talking about men? Are gay people always stereotyped? Are disabled people ever seen at all?’” -Idris Elba to UK Parliament

5. David Oyelowo

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“This institution doesn’t reflect its president. I am an Academy member and it doesn’t reflect me. It doesn’t reflect this nation.” -David Oyelowo

6. Jada Pinkett Smith

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