"Empire" Creator on #OscarsSoWhite: 'Shut Up and Do Good Work!'
#OscarsSoWhite seems to start earlier and earlier every year. It's a leftist obsession. Mocking leftists for it is our obsession. Hey, papa gotta eat! What's interesting though is seeing more and more black artists speak out against the white liberal driven controversy (see Even ‘Black-ish’ Sitcom Creator Says “I’m Tired of Talking About ‘Diversity’…” and Jamie Foxx Issues Perfect Smackdown on Oscar Boycotters). The latest? Lee Daniels, creator of Empire and Star. He thinks you should stop whining...
“Go out and do the work. Oscars so white! So what? Do your work. Let your legacy speak and stop complaining, man. Are we really in this for the awards?”
“If I had thought that way — that the world was against me — I wouldn’t be here now. These whiny people that think we’re owed something are incomprehensible and reprehensible to me. I don’t expect acknowledgment or acceptance from white America. I’m going to be me.”
Daniels also opened up about how he doesn’t let racism play a role in his career in an interview earlier this month with the daytime talk show, “The Real.”
“I wouldn’t be where I was if I embraced racism,” he told the show’s hosts at the time. “If I embraced it, then it became real. And if it became real, I would be an angry black man.”
I mean, let's not get it twisted. It's doubtful that Daniels is someone who will be joining our Mug Club anytime soon. But the fact that he is politically minded, or "woke" as the kids say, and even he thinks the nontroversy is just that.
Do good work and ignore people claiming that you can't. That's perfect advice. Because as we pointed out when Lil' Wayne said "I've never experienced racism," sometimes it's all about your perspective. If you're looking for racism, if you're looking for hatred, you'll find it at every turn. But if you're looking for positivity and seeking your own success? Life works a little differently.
Just not if you're a 90 pound white dog who identifies as a tea cup Chihuahua...