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Thursday, 21 January 2016

Will Smith Finally Speaks on boycotting the Oscars

 
The 47 year old actor broke his silence as he poured out his heart in an interview with Robin Roberts on Good Morning America. He revealed his wife Jada did not consult him before releasing video calling for boycott of the Oscars, but admitted she may have been motivated by his Oscar snub and that either ways she would still have made the video.

The Actor has joined his wife Jada Pinkett, Spike Lee, Lupita Nyong’o, David Oyelowo, and George Clooney, among many others in calling out the Academy Awards for its all-white slate of acting nominees.  In the interview he said:
“My wife’s not going. It would be awkward for me to show up with Charlize Theron. No, we’ve discussed it and we’re a part of this community, but at this current time, we’re uncomfortable to stand there and say this is okay" 
“I think diversity is the American superpower. That’s why we’re great. So many different people from so many different places adding their ideas, their inspiration and influences to this beautiful American gumbo, For me, at it’s best, Hollywood represents and then creates the imagery for that beauty. But for my part, I think I have to protect and fight for the ideals that make our country and Hollywood community great. So when I look at the series of nominations from the Academy, it’s not reflecting that beauty.”
Smith said that while Hollywood has historically been a progressive community, it needed to “get out front” of the diversity issues facing the industry.
“There’s a disharmony that’s brewing in our country and in our industry – I want no parts of that,” he said. “This is a marriage. I look at it as this sort of big, giant, multi-interracial marriage. Sometimes dysfunctional. But the marriage is in a space where divorce is not an option. We’re all in this together. We have to figure it out. We have to make it right.”
“The nominations reflect the Academy, the Academy reflects the industry; reflects Hollywood. The industry reflects America. It reflects a series of challenges we’re having in our country at the moment. . That’s not the industry, that’s not the America I want to leave behind. There was a regressive slide towards separatism, towards racial and religious disharmony, and that's not the Hollywood that I want to leave behind"
Will Smith has been nominated for two Oscars in the past, and both times he lost to other black actors: Denzel Washington for Training Day and Forest Whitaker for The Last King of Scotland.


95 comments:

STERN said...

Will Smith's time has past. Everybody has his or her peak.

Davido's driver said...

Davido sef is not going.

Akachi chidi said...

Issokay...Believe

oriade michael said...

Hmmmm

Linda NwaGod said...

Good 4 him
Linda dont take note!

Linda NwaGod said...

Good 4 him
Linda dont take note!

oriade michael said...

I think his doing rigth

Olivia Ngene said...

This dude is so cute αи∂ has nice kissable lips....or am I d only one noticing it???










#iT wiLL oNLy gET beTTer
#iT mUsT eNd iN prAise

golda awosika said...

Hmmmm, he is right







#*karlishah*

uche ekwulugo said...

Issorite



AJ MAIN BOY...

princess Stella said...

It's ok.

princess Stella said...

It's ok.

Donjazzycrush said...

their headache.....






Don~ jazzycrush

JAYZSBOSS said...

Heard u sir

NaijaDeltaBabe said...

Too much story. She sha called for d boycott


...merited happiness

HECTOR EKITI said...

Ooya now...


Let's go Linda

HECTOR EKITI said...

Ooya now...


Let's go Linda

Joyous babe,Linda ikeji first cousin said...

Enough of all. This Oscar this and that jare,OK seen.

Pesin Pikin said...

Well said Will. Nice to know he's got his wife's back on this. The black race represents a very significant representation in the growth of the American Gumbo for real

Joyous babe,Linda ikeji first cousin said...

Enough of all. This Oscar this and that jare,OK seen.

Pesin Pikin said...

Nicely said

Unique Treasure said...

ok




















#she'sunique#

stan osita said...

I FEEL YOUR PAIN BRO,I LIKE PEOPLE LIKE U DAT HAVE THE COURAGE TO SPEAK WHEN THINGS ARE GOING BAD AROUND THEM.BUT HEAR IN NIGERIA IF YOU SPEAK YOU WILL BE CALLED A LOT OF NAMES,IT IS WELL. SWEET LILI

dj banti said...

Ok na one love smith

chioma jacinta said...

Next plss... * it's well*

Kosoko Remilekun said...

Ok
#remitekosoko

Juliet Iwuno said...

Ah! Finally, he speaks! Linda take note!

o'ben said...

Is BET not part of the industry??? Same problem with Nigeria..its either a true integration or segregation.

Psalmuelle aka Samstone. said...

All these plenty talks because of Oscar.. #Lobatan

#LIB ADDICT#

Ikemefuna Kingsley said...

Blacks should please stop this...

Blacks should stop seeking attention always based on racism, the Whites are so kind hearted. I believe that if a black had deserved a nomination he/she would have been nominated, afterall they have been nominated and won in the past.

What about the BET Awards?!

Eze Tony said...

It's very good the black Hollywood celebs speak up,.. the black community and other communities needs to be involved..if not they better name Oscars white BET..

esther owem said...

Ok seen

KC said...

Dis is serious matter... White Oscar?????


(Linda d Kim K's fan)

shuga diva said...

OK their cup of chilled water

renieccc09@gmail said...

K.....

DBANJ CRUSH said...

Ok






LINDA NOTIFY DBANJ

Agbonghale Debby Usiaho said...

He has spoken well, without offending anyone. This is how it's done. Everything doesn't have to be a fight! Simple and straight forward.

Rapuluchukwuifenineadigomma kingsley Wenceslaus said...

I dey with you my guy.

Rapuluchukwuifenineadigommakings@yahoo.com
Direct from Delsu.

Nnenne George said...

Ok... Noted! But Na who this Oscar award don help for naija that will make me drink panadol... Their headache.. Next plzzz!!!

rhema blac said...

hmm interesting....babes aint ugly we are just broke

Eddy ogbunambala said...

Their headache

Chidozie Bruce said...

D eagle has landed "in Dbanj's voice" but seriously he suppose get a nod 4 his role in "concussion" dat movie is so gud and educative #BacktoBack

Alpacino D said...

Wen U ar ma mehn, u do no wrong, even wen U wronged, U did no wrong

ahabike daniel said...

Making some sense

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They shud shut up already

Princee Omoba1 said...

Understanding couple

favour ezeh said...

The whites can never accept the blacks period.Abi linda!

Jamila Shaibu said...

That's my man!! Go babyyyy!!

Vivian Reginalds said...

Ignore them Will
-D great anonymous now as Vivian Reginalds

Anonymous said...

Lol..this davido's driver is jst an ode sumborry buh u def crack me up wiv ur comments most of d time :-)

Charles Okafor said...

Nawa oo... Good sha..












Enugu's second shoe designer

dj banti said...

Davido da go do watin b4

Anonymous said...

Ur a pig...divido is a cow...u fink dis is nollywood

Andy sneh said...

LMAO @davido driver. Who invited Davido before... Lol

kings computers limited said...

As long as there is day and night, the whites will always discriminate against the black.

Anonymous said...

That's tru bro

Eric Nesty aka LIB'S FINEST said...

Nice...


#FINEST

rolawe lemmy said...

Will smith is one of my top 3 favorites in hollywood(Brad Pitt,Russel Crowe) very emotional,deep,relentless and passes a message that inspires you better than weed. His voice will be a good mixture for the brewing boycott.

#GeneralFortune

temitope faizat said...

Issokay

UC Gist said...

Sometimes i wonder the whites are always like this.. ma joy is that the bein riled by a black man.

Anonymous said...

It's "here" oga. Not "hear"

mma said...

Linda Ikeji its not just about him loosing to a fellow black guy. ....the important question for me is this..."how many white actors lost to a black man?"

daniela desmond said...

Anyway...I support the black community. I think its unfair being left out like that. Will deserves an Oscar and that's final!

Anonymous said...

Abeg send me d invite they gave u guys mmake I use process my visa... dee

hrm paul ojeih said...

Nigga shut d fuck up is. Stupid or what. How in d hell is u gonna say will smith era is past and over u dumb ignorant shit. In Hollywood after Sidney portier, u have morgan freeman then denzel and will smith then Jamie fox may be. Stern ur so retarded.Will makes great movies how many of his flicks have u seen u bimbo opening ur mouth and dissin an icon.

victory vatosv2 said...

Enter your reply... You guys should calm down naw, the guy is only proud of his boss, you and I know that the guy is only a driver, and his not educated, so how him wan carry know if him boss na musician or if him be actor?

Anonymous said...

No be Oscar nwanne Jeremiah for your face me I face you compound wey dey talk about here o!

Babylawyer. said...

Noted. Well spoken


@Lindaikeji No. I FAN

Anonymous said...

Looool. Oboi! I can't stop laughing. This guy is so clown. Cracked my ribs tho.

lindaikeji's crush said...

Na so..... no be only babes...go get crush....jor...as their name...gbam....

Owakah I said...

OK

Slim innocent said...

The whites so much hate the blacks so much.

junia said...

Lame, ignoramus!

Di Mateo Xavie said...

their business

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izy 2 nv said...

I COULDN'T AGREE LESS

mudi X said...

Blacks...men in black..

mudi X said...

Blacks...men in black..am not going either,

Anonymous said...

U no get sense na ur own tym don pass,stay here de coment 1st 4 Linda blog,while he's producing more films ewu kambia

Nnaife said...

Funny dude

mark okoli said...

One question. Was will smith so great in that role as dr.Omalu? Dont think so. He didnt play a nigerian convincingly enough. He doesnt necessarily deserve a nomination for that. He s done other roles better than that

YOUNGBUHARI said...

@Stern.. Man when is your time gonna start? Call a brother to celebrate. But before then, Will's got a point

Sampson Ayantoye said...

Ok o

Anonymous said...

Well said Mr Smith, points objectively articulated, msg delivrd & understood. Kudos !!!
Signs off as Madam D (Linda sort ur Google acct issue na )

Anonymous said...

Well said Mr Smith, points objectively articulated, msg delivrd & understood. Kudos !!!
Signs off as Madam D (Linda sort ur Google acct issue na )

Anonymous said...

Who cares... It's America's headache not mine... I don't give a monkeys who they give the Oscars...



U.K. Tog

Enuel said...

Ojoro dey sha. as in asinee. Oscar organiser,careful,be careful,be very caerfuuuuuuuuuuuuuuul. Watch ur backs...

Anonymous said...

Ok...he spoke his mind.

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BEAUTIFUL9JADELTA said...

BEAUTIFUL9JADELTABABE... anyway me am not going either Hmmm anyway me am Justsayingmaownohh via m a LATEST TECNO F7.
@lindaikeji am still waiting ohh

joemel said...

Iam also boycotting d Oscar awards..pls you busy to carr

maureen kwentoh said...

Very funny Oga drver!!!

solex said...

Hia, very soon now yoruba actors go boycot nollywoods awards.

udeh martha said...

their business

Angel Makiz said...

sen....angelmakiz@yahoo.com

Diwe said...

Cant stop laffin!!!!! @Davido's driver u ar a clown!!!! Lmao

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