The 2015 Academy Award ceremony will be the least diverse (whitest) since 1998. The snub to Ava Duvernay as Best Director for Selma along with David Oyelowo's snub in the Best Actor category for his portrayal of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. has created such an outcry over social media that the hashtag #OscarsSoWhite quickly made its rounds across the Twittersphere and mainstream press this week. Undoubtedly something is amiss in Hollywood with regard to the lack diversity in Hollywood films - so much so that the president (who happens to be African American) of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, Cheryl Boone Isaacs has spoken out defending the nominations to settle the storm. Well, that's simply not gonna cut it. Instead, folks took to social media with one-liners to poke fun at the perceived "white-out" happening with the upcoming show. Thought it might be fun to note some of the latest one-liners worthy of honorable mention from Friday night's Top-Trending hashtag. Enjoy!
#OscarsSoWhite when Sidney Poitier is given a lifetime achievement award, the part of Sidney Poitier will be played by Christian Bale.
— JRehling (@JRehling) January 17, 2015
#OscarsSoWhite every acceptance speech is gluten free
— Jordan Savusa (@jtsoles) January 17, 2015
#OscarsSoWhite Oprah's audience is looking for a black actor under their seats.
— Suni Reyes (@SuniReyes) January 17, 2015
#OscarsSoWhite the hosts definitely won't be making any Woody Allen jokes.
— Aamer Rahman (@aamer_rahman) January 17, 2015
#OscarsSoWhite Jack Black not invited
— 990-6907XB71 (@kinoptika) January 17, 2015
#OscarsSoWhite that every statue gets rolled over into the winner's 401K
— Jared Pirate Roberts (@YouWentToJared) January 17, 2015
— jeffnyc (@jeffnyc15) January 17, 2015
#OscarsSoWhite they only go to see Judd Apatow movies
— Jason (@chopblockphx) January 17, 2015
— TruthBeTold (@Big6domino) January 17, 2015
#OscarsSoWhite they rechained Django.
— Goose Mufasa (@FreshKnowsFresh) January 17, 2015
#OscarsSoWhite but Leonardo DiCaprio still won't get an award.
— Will Wininger (@WTFWininger) January 17, 2015
And your favorite?
Article originally appeared on Literatigurl.com.