Oscars Controversy Reflects Wider American Social Issues According To Will Smith | Film News
The controversy surrounding the Oscars rumbles on, with Will Smith commenting that the row reflects larger issues in American society. He was speaking following the screening of his new movie Concussion – for which he was expected to pick up a nomination for ‘Best Actor’.
He clarified his position on the debate, saying, “first and foremost it’s not us and them, I’m a member of the Academy, so it’s we, so to me there’s a problem that we as a community, a family, have to solve together. Secondarily it’s not a racial issue, to me this is not a civil rights issue, this isn’t a black and white issue, the beauty of America is in our diversity that is what the country has always been founded and most successful is when everyone comes in and adds their voice and their ingenuity and initiative”.
Wise words cutting to the heart of the Oscar Awards debate. If only Donald Trump was there to hear them.
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