In an interview with Robin Roberts Thursday morning on Good Morning America,
Will Smith revealed that he will join his wife Jada's boycott of the Oscars this year.
The nominations reflect the Academy, the Academy reflects the industry, and the industry reflects America."
After calling diversity "the American superpower," Smith continued by saying The nominations reflect the Academy, the Academy reflects the industry, and the industry reflects America. It reflects a series of challenges that we are having in our country at the moment. Theres a regressive slide towards separatism, towards racial and religious disharmony, and thats not the Hollywood that I want to leave behind.
When asked directly by Roberts if he would be attending, Smith said, No. My wifes not going...weve discussed it. Were part of this community, but at this current time were uncomfortable to stand there and say that this is OK.
"Were part of this community, but at this current time were uncomfortable to stand there and say that this is OK.
But, the most interesting part from Will Smith's interview about Jada's call to boycott was the fact that he had no idea what was happening until after it already happened.
I was [not aware that she was going to do that.> I was out of the country at the time. And I came home, what-what happened?...Shes deeply passionate. And when shes moved, she has to go. I heard her words and I was knocked over. I was happy to be married to that woman.
You can watch the full interview below:
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