|Jada Pinkett Smith went to social media to protest the Oscars. Will Smith hasn't commented on his wife's decision to boycott the ceremony.|
Entertainer Jada Pinkett Smith, had call upon Black entertainers in Hollywood to do a boycott of the Oscars in February. It's sparked by the anger of many who believe the Oscars deliberately snubbed Black and Hispanic actors and actresses.
On her official social media pages, Pinkett Smith remarks about the Oscars once again leaving talent of color off the table. She also said that she asks entertainers who are upset over the situation to join her in the boycott.
On Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Pinkett Smith decided the time is now to address this.
At the Oscars...people of color are always welcomed to give out awards...even entertain, (pt. 1)— Jada Pinkett Smith (@jadapsmith) January 16, 2016
But we are rarely recognized for our artistic accomplishments. Should people of color refrain from participating all together? (pt 2)— Jada Pinkett Smith (@jadapsmith) January 16, 2016
People can only treat us in the way in which we allow. With much respect in the midst of deep disappointment. J (pt 3)— Jada Pinkett Smith (@jadapsmith) January 16, 2016
We must stand in our power. https://t.co/jaCJf4b9rH— Jada Pinkett Smith (@jadapsmith) January 18, 2016
She went to her social network to make a video to address her frustrations.
"Today is Martin Luther King's birthday, and I can't help but ask the question: Is it time that people of color recognize how much power, influence, that we have amassed, that we no longer need to ask to be invited anywhere?" Pinkett Smith said on her video.
She added, "Begging for acknowledgement, or even asking, diminishes dignity and diminishes power. And we are a dignified people, and we are powerful. So let's let the Academy do them, with all grace and love. And let's do us, differently".
|Janet Hubert took to social media to slam on Jada Pinkett Smith's boycott. Hubert blames Will Smith for her being fired out the cannon from The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. She's hasn't done much since and she faults him.|
Hubert took a shot at her husband, entertainer Will Smith for not being nominated in the movie Concussion.
"First of all, Miss Thing, does your man not have a mouth of his own with which to speak?" Hubert said in a video message. "Second thing is, girlfriend, there's a lot of s—t going on in the world that you all don't seem to recognize. People are dying, our boys are being shot left and right, people are hungry, people are trying to pay bills, and you're talking about some…actors and Oscars. It just ain't that deep." Hubert said that the Smiths are asking people to jeopardize their careers, and she finds it "ironic" that Pinkett Smith has made "millions and millions of dollars from the very people that you're talking about boycotting."
Hubert was fired out the cannon after she got into confrontations with Will Smith and Alfanso Ribeiro, the show's breakout stars.
To this day, Hubert is blackballed from Hollywood and she blames Smith for her shortcomings.
Hubert is often criticized by her former castmates as being a "drama queen". Hubert says that Will Smith is an ego-driven asshole who throws temper tantrums when he can't get his way.
|Jada Pinkett Smith got a friend in Spike Lee.|
"We cannot support it and I mean no disrespect.... But, how is it possible for the second consecutive year all 20 contenders under the acting category are white? And let's not even get into the other branches, said Spike Lee.
The Academy of Motion Pictures, Arts & Sciences president is Cheryl Isaacs Boone. She is a woman of color herself. Boone is truly disappointed that Black entertainers are upset. She said that she promises that she'll get to the bottom of this.
The members of a nearly 7,000 voting committee are mostly White, older, male and pretty much out of touch with the movie trends.
Reminds me of those conservative agitators Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Glenn Beck, Mark Levin and Bill O'Reilly. They're old, white, and out of touch with reality.
Jada also blessed her friend Chris Rock on a great performance. She hopes him the best but she said that she'll sit this one out.
By the way Chris Rock went to social media to address this.