Since yesterday our twitter timeline is being bombarded with mentions on Mark joining the #OscarsSoWhite boycott, with THR posting an article titled “Ruffalo “Weighing” Not Attending Ceremony Over Diversity Issue”, in which he apparently has been misquoted and causing some confusion. That is because yesterday while on Spotlight premiere red carpet, he gave an interview to Sky News in which he says to be sympathetic to the cause.
Mark also says he has been struggling with the question because he “represents” the victims whose stories feature in his movie. After all confusion, he went on twitter to clarify that, yes, he IS attending the Oscars.
To clear up any confusion. I will be going to the Oscars in support of the victims of clergy Sexual Abuse and good journalism. #Spotlight
— Mark Ruffalo (@MarkRuffalo) January 21, 2016
I do support the Oscar Ban movement’s position that the nominations do not reflect the diversity of our community. The Oscar Ban movement reflects a larger discussion about racism in the criminal justice system. I hope the OscarBan people are also willing to step up and support the #BlackLivesMatter movement. Where black bodies are in jeopardy daily.