Jada Pinkett Smith: People of Color Should BOYCOTT The Oscars

Will Smith Jada Pinkett Smith

Will Smith Jada Pinkett Smith

Jada Pinkett Smith's call for a boycott of the Oscars has gone viral.

Actress Jada Pinkett Smith has just bashed the Academy Awards on Saturday for nominating predominately white actors and questioned whether people of color should boycott the Oscars. Jada Pinkett Smith Helga Esteb / Writing on Facebook and Twitter the actress expressed her true feelings and personal frustartion that no actor of color was nominated for an Oscar this year, claiming that their acting accomplishments are often ignored. For a second year in a row, there was an immediate backlash on Twitter following the announcement of this year's nominations earlier this week. People have united using the hashtag #OscarsSoWhite with people arguing against the Academy for snubbing non-white actors. But, it has also prompted a large boycott of people against the Oscars. People are using the hashtag #BoycottOscars to tell others to not watch the latest Academy Awards. Many people have argued that Idris Elba, Will Smith, Ryan Coogler and should have at least received a nomination for their recent works, Beasts of No Nation, Concussion and Creed respectively. Reginald Hudlin who will produce the awards show also expressed his frustration in the lack of diversity. “In a year with an extraordinary number of great performances by black actors that were embraced by audiences and embraced by critics, for them all to get ignored is tragic,” he said. But, Hudlin is not alone. Even Oscars 2016 host Chris Rock bashed the Academy judges saying, "The Oscars are the White BET Awards"

What do you think? Are you going to boycott the Oscars?  Share with us your thoughts in the comments below!

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