Oscar’s Chair Says The Birth Of A Nation Is “Too Important” To Toss Out Over Rape Allegations

- By Bossip Staff

Cheryl Boone Isaacs Defends The Birth Of A Nation

Cheyrl Boone Isaacs, the newest President of the Motion Picture Academy isn’t on board with the American Film Institute’s decision to scrap the screening of The Birth Of A Nation after news of Nate Parker’s old rape case have come to light.

Cheryl, who’s been championing more diversity in the Oscars, says that in this situation, it’s most appropriate to judge the art, separate from the artist himself…

Via TMZ:

“The Birth of a Nation” is a movie every American absolutely needs to see — regardless of star and director Nate Parker’s old rape trial … at least that’s how the Oscars honcho sees it.

Cheryl Boone Isaacs, Prez of the Motion Picture Academy, talked to us Thursday about the potential backlash. The American Film Institute canceled a screening of the movie this week, and Parker’s come under fire since details of the 2001 trial were released.

Parker was acquitted, but Isaacs doesn’t think moviegoers should be concerned with that anyway. It’s a strong point of view, considering Isaacs’ gender, and her position in the Academy … which has been skewered for a lack of diversity in nominated films.

Welp, with the dirt on other lauded actors directors and screenwriters in Hollywood that routinely gets swept under the rug…can you say you disagree?

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