Ian McKellen on #OscarsSoWhite: Gay Actors Are Also ‘Disregarded’

“Race isn’t the only dimension to be thinking about, says two-time Academy Award nominee Ian McKellen, commenting on the controversy that the Academy had nominated only white actors for the second year in a row. “As a representative of the industry they’re in, it’s receiving complaints which I fully sympathize with. It’s not only black people who’ve been disregarded by the film industry, it used to be women, it’s certainly gay people to this day,” he said to Sky News while promoting BFI Presents Shakespeare on Film. “And these are all legitimate complaints and the Oscars are the focus of those complaints at the moment.”

Full article by E. Alex Jung at vulture.com.



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