Date: 9th February 2016

Oscar nominees weigh in on lack of diversity: 'there’s an elephant in the room'.

Beleaguered Academy president Cheryl Boone Isaacs couldn’t escape the #OscarsSoWhite issue as roughly a dozen people protested outside luncheon

"This year we all know there’s an elephant in the room," said Cheryl Boone Isaacs, the beleaguered president of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences, in kicking off Monday’s annual Oscars nominees luncheon. "I have asked the elephant to leave."

Despite her wishes, there was no escaping the #OscarsSoWhite elephant.

Source: Press Release