Will Smith will not be attending the Oscars next month because of the lack of racial diversity among the acting nominees.
It was revealed the 20 major acting nominees nominations for this year’s Oscars, for the second year in a row, are all white. He’s boycotting the event along with his wife, actress Jada Pinkett Smith, and director Spike Lee. Smith says he was out of the country when his wife announced on social media that she would be skipping this year’s Oscars but supports her all the way.
Actors George Clooney and Lupita Nyong’o have also criticized the lack of diversity among nominees.