Oscars diversity row: Even ‘Rocky’ is unhappy

Sylvester Stallone considered boycotting the February 28 Oscar ceremony due to the lack of diversity in this year’s nominations.

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The 69-year-old action star, who is nominated in best supporting actor category for “Creed”, said he spoke to his director Ryan Coogler, who is African-American, about whether or not he should attend, reported People magazine.

“I spoke with Ryan Coogler when this happened. I said, ‘Ryan how do you want to handle this? Because I really believe you are responsible for me being here. I said, ‘If you don’t want me to go, I won’t.’ He said, ‘I want you to go.’ That’s the kind of guy he is. He wanted me to stand up for the film,” Stallone said

Coogler and “Creed” star Michael B. Jordan were considered one the biggest snubs by the Academy voters this year. But the “Rambo” star feels things will change for the better in the future.

“It’s a matter of time. Eventually, all talent will rise to the top. It’s a matter of getting a new paradigm, a new way of thinking,” he said.

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