Lupita Nyong'o: #OscarsSoWhite Is 'A Symptom of Something Else'

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The Academy Award-winning actress would like more diverse stories to be told.

Sitting down with the Today show's Savannah Guthrie, Luptita Nyong'o shared her thoughts on the #OscarsSoWhite controversy and her hopes for the Academy's future.

"It's a symptom of something else," she said of the lack of diversity outrage. "I think what we are asking for is really for more stories to be told—for inclusion in the stories that are told."

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Nyong'o, who graciously won an Oscar in 2014 for her role as Patsey in the John Ridley film adaptation of 12 Years a Slave, said that the Academy has more work to do.

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"I think it’s good for all of us when we hear a diverse number of stories and are able to experience more diversity. It’s more reflective of the world we live in. And so, I think that’s what we ultimately want is a diversity of stories to be told.”


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