“Who knew beige could be so diverse?!”
Once again, #OscarsSoWhite is trending to push back against the Academy Awards’ striking lack of diversity. Here’s Franchesca “Chescaleigh” Ramsey with a creative video that paints a perfect picture of why this is such a problem.
As she uses nail polishes to represent disappointments like the non-existent women in the Best Directory category, the Academy’s love of cisgender men playing transgender women, and the twenty all-white acting nominees, her point comes across brilliantly.
And when her choice of top coat demonstrates that “Hollywood needs to do better,” she really seals the deal. The final result may be dull, but we couldn’t agree more with how well it reflects the Academy Awards.
The Editors at Everyday Feminism
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Franchesca “Chescaleigh” Ramsey is a graphic designer and video blogger based out of New York City. With over 100k subscribers on her two YouTube channels, Chescaleigh and Chescalocs she and her videos have been featured on numerous style and entertainment blogs and news publications including MTV, The New York Times, Essence.com, and The BBC. In January 2012, Franchesca had her first viral video “Shit White Girls Say…to Black Girls” which accumulated 1.5 million views in 24 hours, 6 million views in a week and over 9 million views to date. Follow her on Twitter @chescaleigh.
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