LONDON (AP)—Academy Award-nominated actress Charlotte Rampling said her comments that an Oscars’ boycott is racist to White people” were misinterpreted. In a statement to CBS News’ “Sunday Morning” on Friday, Rampling said she wished every performance was given equal opportunity for consideration.
All this year’s acting nominees are White. Rampling, 69, previously told France’s Europe 1 radio Friday that, while it’s impossible to know for sure, “maybe the Black actors didn’t deserve to be in the final stretch.” She told “Sunday Morning” that “I regret that my comments could have been misinterpreted.”
Asked if there should be quotas—not a suggestion made by most boycott supporters—Rampling said we live “in countries nowadays where everyone is more or less accepted,” but there would always be problems with people being judged “not handsome enough,” ”too black” or “too white.”