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Smith: I'm skipping Oscars

Will Smith received’t be attending the Oscars, following the lead of his spouse, Jada Pinkett Smith, who mentioned she would no longer watch or go to the Academy Awards because of the dearth of diversity among the many nominees.

“My spouse’s now not going. It Could be awkward to show up with Charlize [Theron]. We’ve mentioned it. We’re a part of this community. But at this present time, we’re uncomfortable to face there and say That Is OK,” the actor told “Excellent Morning The Us” anchor Robin Roberts on Thursday.

Pinkett Smith announced in a Facebook video previous this week she could be skipping the Oscars after her husband and other African-American actors weren’t nominated. The 20 performing nominees are white this 12 months for the 2d year in a row.

“Had I been nominated and no people of shade have been, [Pinkett Smith] would have made the video anyway. We Would still here be having this conversation. This Is so deeply now not about me. This Is in regards to the kids that are going to sit down down and watch this convey and they don’t seem to be going to look themselves represented.”

Director Spike Lee has mentioned he gained’t attend the Oscars. Meanwhile, Quincy Jones has said he intends to speak with the Academy’s board of governors regarding the dearth of range.

Some have called on host Chris Rock to boycott the express, however the comedian has but to respond.

The Academy has now not again FOX411’s request for comment concerning the boycott.

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