With his wife being at the centre of the Oscar Boycott it was only just a matter of time before Will Smith came out and talked about the lack of diversity at this year’s Oscars.
When the fresh prince was snubbed for an oscar nomination his better half took to the internet to address her problem with this year’s Oscars and that’s because they So White, it’s no wonder the Hastag #OscarsSoWhite trended all over social media. Her point was to make a statement for all other actors who feel like they not getting credit for their work.
“This whole Oscar controversy isn’t really about the Oscars,” Jada Pickett said. “Really, in my plea to ask all communities and people of color to take back our power is so that we can use it in all sectors of our community, and right now, specifically with African-American people, we have some very serious issues that I think we as a people have to move together on.”
Will Smith who was hosted on the Graham Norton show over the weekend said,
“The media creates the ‘us and them’ and for me there is no us and them, it’s ‘we.’ “There’s a regression of America in general of separatism … so for me it’s more about putting my hand up and reminding my community, the Hollywood community, that we have to lead. Diversity is America’s superpower, that is what makes our country great, and in Hollywood we have to be pushing forward even in a time of wider regression.”
Have a look at the video below.