President Obama addresses #OscarsSoWhite: 'Provide opportunity to everyone' (Video)

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Obama Weighs in on All-White Oscar Controversy

President Obama thinks Hollywood should be strive to "provide opportunity to everybody."

The POTUS weighed in on the diversity debate that on Wednesday when asked for his thoughts on the #OscarsSoWhite backlash during an appearance on KABC, an ABC affiliate in Los Angeles, while speaking with TV news anchors about the Affordable Care Act.

"I think that California is an example of the incredible diversity of this country. That's a strength. I think that when everyone's story is told then that makes for better art," Obama said.

"It makes for better entertainment," he continued. "It makes everybody feels part of one American family, so I think as a whole the industry should do what every other industry should do which is to look for talent, provide opportunity to everybody."

Although Obama thinks "the Oscar debate is really just an expression of this broader issue," he did ask, "Are we making sure that everybody is getting a fair shot?"

Watch the interview below:

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