#OscarsSoWhite creator says will not watch Oscars

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By Gina Cherelus NEW YORK (Reuters) - The creator of the #OscarsSoWhite hashtag on Twitter on Saturday said she will watch and tweet about a 1999 coming-of-age movie featuring three black actors rather than Sunday night's showing of the Academy Awards, joining a growing list of activists and entertainers snubbing the event for its lack of diversity. April Reign, managing editor of BroadwayBlack.com, said she will watch "The Wood," starring Omar Epps, Richard T. Jones and Taye Diggs on Netflix on Sunday night as the Oscars show airs on ABC. "What I’m doing is attempting to amplify the discussion," Reign said at Saturday's conference, hosted by the National Association of Black Journalists.