Danny DeVito Gets Blunt On Oscars Controversy: 'We're A Bunch Of Racists'

#OscarsSoWhite for a reason.

01/23/2016 05:31 pm ET

Danny DeVito doesn't mess around.

Speaking on the controversy surrounding the Oscars' lack of diversity while at the Sundance Film Festival, the actor said, "It’s unfortunate that the entire country is a racist country."

DeVito added, "We are living in a country that discriminates and has certain racial tendencies which -- racist tendencies -- so sometimes it’s manifested in things like this and it’s illuminated, but just generally speaking we’re a racist -- we’re a bunch of racists."

Actors Don Cheadle and Sam Neill also appear in the Associated Press video with DeVito, each expressing their disappointment in the lack of minorities among this year's nominees.

Cheadle applauded the recent membership changes the Academy is making in response to the controversy, but added, "This is dealing with the symptom and not starting at the root cause of how do we even get to results like this." 

This year, no black actors were nominated in the Academy Awards' individual acting categories. In the award's history, only 31 out of more than 2,900 Oscars awarded have gone to black winners.

H/T Breitbart 

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