Hollywood’s self-appointed #BlackLivesMatter spokesperson will boycott Oscars. We reported in September, 2015 about a $150,000 contribution Will Smith and his wife Jada made to racist, anti-semite Louis Farrakhan. Today, Pinkett-Smith is asking people of color to segregate themselves from the Whites in Hollywood. How very progressive Jada…
Jada Pinkett has revealed she will not be attending the Oscars, or watching it on television, in response to the lack of nominations for people of color.
The star posted a video on Monday – Martin Luther King Day in the U.S, voicing her thoughts on the lack of diversity in this years nominations at the Academy Awards.
Delivering a powerful speech, she said: ‘I can’t help ask the question: is it time that people of color, recognise how much power and influence we have amassed that we no longer need to ask to be invited anywhere.’
The 44-year-old star went on: ‘I ask the question have we now come to a new time and place, where we recognise that we can no longer beg for the love, acknowledgement or respect of any group.
She said: ‘Maybe it is time we pull back our resources and we put them back into our communities and to our programs, and we make programs for ourselves and that acknowledge us in ways that see us in ways that we see fit, that are just as good, as the so called main stream ones.
Sending a message to Chris Rock, who is presenting this year, and has already branded the ceremony the ‘white BET awards’ she added: ‘Hey Chris I will not be at the Academy Awards and I will not be watching.
‘But I cannot think of a better man to do the job in hand this year than you my friend. Good luck and to the rest of you, nothing but love, always.’
Jada had already made her feelings clear on Saturday, in a series of tweets, saying: ‘At the Oscars . . . people of color are always welcomed to give out awards . . . even entertain, but we are rarely recognized for our artistic accomplishments.’
Via: UK Daily Mail