Janet Hubert will be pleased to know Will Smith has finally spoken.
Will, who was out of the country when his wife, Jada Pinkett Smith made her Facebook post confirmed to ‘Good Morning America’ co-anchor Robin Roberts that he will not be attending this year’s Oscars.
“[Jada and I] discussed it. We’re part of this community but at this current time, we’re uncomfortable to stand there and say that this is OK,” he said.
“She’s deeply passionate and when she is moved she has to go. I heard her words and I was knocked over. I was happy to be married to that woman. There is a position that we hold in this community, and if we’re not part of the solution, we’re part of the problem,” he added about his “deeply passionate” wife. “It was her call to action, for herself, and for me and for our family to be a part of the solution.”
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And as for critics who think the Jada is only speaking because he wasn’t nominated, the ‘Concussion’ actor says the issue is deeper than him.
“For Jada, had I been nominated and no other people of color were, she would have made the video anyway. This is so deeply not about me. This is about children that are going to sit down and they’re going to watch this show and they’re not going to see themselves represented.”
Watch his video in full here.