The ongoing Oscars controversy has elicited very different responses from the cast and crew of the N.W.A. biopic, Straight Outta Compton.
For the second year in a row, black actors have failed to be nominated in the major acting categories at the Academy Awards, resulting in a strong backlash from certain quarters of the Hollywood community. Jada Pinkett-Smith famously called for a boycott of this year's ceremony, with directors like Spike Lee also and Oscars host Chris Rock also rallying behind the African-American community to voice its discontent in more explicit ways.
Of course, some consider the Oscars snub of black actors to be legitimate, with their point of argument relying heavily on their belief that no black actor (or actress) has performed well enough to deserve a nomination. Others disagree, pointing to movies like Creed, Concussion, and Straight Outta Compton, arguing that some of the performances in those movies by African-American actors is too good to be ignored by the Academy.
And now, as the controversy heats up on social media and within the Hollywood fraternity, others have started to voice their opinions, too. Interesting as the backlash is, it is even more interesting to see some of the people involved in the same movie reacting very differently to the #OscarsSoWhite saga. Straight Outta Compton is a case in point, with different people involved in the movie having different opinions about the backlash.