The Actor has joined his wife Jada Pinkett, Spike Lee, Lupita Nyong'o, David Oyelowo, and George Clooney, among numerous others in getting out the Academy Awards for its all-white slate of acting chosen people. In the meeting he said:
"My wife's not going. It would be clumsy for me to appear with Charlize Theron. No, we've talked about it and we're a part of this group, however at this present time, we're uncomfortable to remain there and say this is alright"
"I think differences is the American superpower. That is the reason we're incredible. Such a variety of various individuals from such a large number of better places including their thoughts, their motivation and impacts to this delightful American gumbo, For me, getting it done, Hollywood speaks to and after that makes the symbolism for that magnificence. Be that as it may, as far as it matters for me, I think I need to secure and battle for the standards that make our nation and Hollywood group incredible. So when I take a gander at the arrangement of assignments from the Academy, it's not mirroring that excellence."
Smith said that while Hollywood has truly been a dynamic group, it expected to "get out front" of the assorted qualities issues confronting the business.
"There's a disharmony that is preparing in our nation and in our industry – I need no parts of that," he said. "This is a marriage. I take a gander at it as this kind of enormous, mammoth, multi-interracial marriage. Some of the time useless. Be that as it may, the marriage is in a space where separation is impossible. We're all in this together. We need to make sense of it. We need to make it right."
"The assignments mirror the Academy, the Academy mirrors the business; reflects Hollywood. The business reflects America. It mirrors a progression of difficulties we're having in our nation right now. . That is not the business, that is not the America I need to abandon. There was a backward slide towards separatism, towards racial and religious disharmony, and that is not the Hollywood that I need to abandon"
Will Smith has been designated for two Oscars previously, and both times he lost to other dark performers: Denzel Washington for Training Day and Forest Whitaker for The Last King of Scotlan