Joaquin Phoenix and Taika Waititi reminded everyone about racism at the BAFTAs

Joaquin Phoenix and Taika Waititi reminded everyone about racism at the BAFTAs

Curated via Twitter from Mashable’s twitter account….

Joaquin Phoenix targeted the British Academy Film Awards’ embarrassing lack of diversity while accepting the Leading Actor award for his role in Joker — a film that has been criticised for its depiction of white terrorism.

"I think that we send a very clear message to people of colour that you’re not welcome here," said Phoenix, who beat out fellow all-white nominees Leonardo DiCaprio, Adam Driver, Taron Egerton, and Jonathan Pryce.

Acknowledging that the BAFTAs had been supportive of his career, this being his fourth nomination, Phoenix said he felt "conflicted" because non-white actors weren’t afforded the same privilege.

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Joaquin Phoenix and Taika Waititi reminded everyone about racism at the BAFTAs

Joaquin Phoenix and Taika Waititi reminded everyone about racism at the BAFTAs

Curated via Twitter from Mashable’s twitter account….

Joaquin Phoenix targeted the British Academy Film Awards’ embarrassing lack of diversity while accepting the Leading Actor award for his role in Joker — a film that has been criticised for its depiction of white terrorism.

"I think that we send a very clear message to people of colour that you’re not welcome here," said Phoenix, who beat out fellow all-white nominees Leonardo DiCaprio, Adam Driver, Taron Egerton, and Jonathan Pryce.

Acknowledging that the BAFTAs had been supportive of his career, this being his fourth nomination, Phoenix said he felt "conflicted" because non-white actors weren’t afforded the same privilege.

Powered by its own proprietary technology, Mashable is the go-to source for tech, digital culture and entertainment content for its dedicated and influential audience around the globe.

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