While receiving an honorary Oscar at Saturday's Governors Awards, Spike Lee took the opportunity to call out Hollywood's diversity problem.
"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 who checks my name off the list as I go into the studio," the director said, according to E! News. "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.
"It's easier to be the president of the United States as a black person than be the head of a studio," Lee continued. "Honestly, it's easier to be president of the United States than the head of a studio or head of network."
Lee did note that academy president Cheryl Boone Isaacs has been doing good work to promote diversity, but that it's not enough. "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," he said. "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."
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