#OscarsSoWhite: Will Smith had to google wife Jada Pinkett’s video on diversity debate

first_imgWill Smith has been making headlines these days for speaking out on the lack of diversity in Hollywood.Following his decision to boycott the Oscars ceremony this year, some people have claimed that it is because he himself hasn’t been nominated for an award.ALSO READ:#OscarsSoWhite – Hollywood is experiencing a regression, says Will SmithALSO READ: #OscarsSoWhite – Halle Berry says lack of diversity ‘heartbreaking’, Helen Mirren defends the Academy The 47-year-old actor and his wife Jada Pinkett Smith have been facing criticism for a while for accusing the Academy as Will could not earn a nomination for his biographical sports drama, Concussion. But the actor has discarded all such claims.He recently revealed that he learned about his wife’s Oscar boycott from the paparazzi. The Hancock star said that he got to know from the media that his wife, Jada Pinkett, had posted a video on her Facebook page against the lack of diversity in 2016 Oscar nominations.The actor said in an interview with BBC 1 radio, “I was in Thailand. And I get off of the plane and you know, the paparazzi are like ‘Will! Will! You’re not going to the Oscars. What do you think about Jada’s video?’ ? I had no idea.”Will further added that he had to google the video to see what it was all about.”Let me tell you, if I was the only person of colour nominated, my wife would have made two videos,” Smith added, “She would not have gone with me. Trust.”advertisementlast_img read more

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