If you didn’t already love David Oyelowo because of his performance in “Selma,” you’ll certainly enjoy this. A day after being snubbed for a best actor Oscar nomination, the Oyelowo showed up at the 2015 Critics’ Choice Awards on Thursday worse a suit jacket inscribed with famous quotes from Martin Luther King, Jr.
While on the red carpet, the 38-year-old British actor told reporters how he felt about this year’s Oscars being so white. ”The only way to put a dent in the very real fact that there is a disproportionate amount of people who do not look like me doing what I do is something that I’m just going to fight by doing the best I can with the roles I get.
Fashion meets pop meets civil rights. David Oyelowo’s embroidered his jacket lining with MLK quotes: http://t.co/z5xJ6nfssp– julianne hing (@juliannehing) January 16, 2015
(h/t US Magazine)