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President Obama Addresses #OscarsSoWhite: Diversity ‘Makes for Better Art’

obamaPresident Obama publicly addressed the #OscarsSoWhite controversy during an interview with KABC earlier tonight.

The president touted California as emblematic of “the incredible diversity of this country” and said, “When everybody’s story is told, then that makes for better art, that makes for better entertainment, it makes everybody feel part of one American family.”

Obama said that Hollywood in general has a responsiblity to “do what every other industry should do, which is to look for talent and provide opportunity for everybody.”

First Lady Michelle Obama made a cameo at the Oscars a few years ago.

Watch above, via KABC.

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