Will Smith is setting straight Jada Pinkett-Smith's viral video fiasco about The Oscars.
According to E!, Will told Robin Roberts on Good Morning America that "Had I been nominated and no other people of color were, she would have made the video anyway."
Will feels that there are no representations other than the people working for the Academy (the President and Chris Rock) of color, and that the change needs to be made that more of the community get nods of a job-well-done.
Smith said "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." Will says he's still not attending, but seemed to want to clear the air, especially after his former co-star from Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Janet Hubert fired back with a video of her own.
— ABCNews PR (@ABCNewsPR) January 21, 2016
After many started posting #OscarsSoWhite on social media, Spike Lee had also made a statement that his wife and him were not going to attend, but made sure to clarify that he never said he was "boycotting" the event.
Lee explained all of this on Good Morning America, and illustrated that the Academy Awards panel is 94 percent white and 77 percent male.
The final tell of all of this, was whether Chris Rock would resign his hosting duties. Though many have called for it, it looks like Rock is still going to carry on, even if he gets in his jabs, like the tweet below, captioned "The Oscars. The White BET Awards."
— Chris Rock (@chrisrock) January 15, 2016