Washington D.C, Jan. 20 (ANI): Though ‘Straight Outta Compton’ star O’Shea Jackson Jr. could not make it to the Oscar nominations, he made it clear that he will not be boycotting the Oscars this year.
The 24-year-old actor, who plays his father Ice Cube in the N.W.A biopic, told in an interview at the ‘Critics’ Choice Awards’ that the voters are entitled to their own opinions, “just like you and I,” reports E! Online.
Adding to this, the star said that he will be there to represent the movie, which stands up for an award for original screenplay.
‘Boycott the Oscars’ began with the #Oscarssowhite movement on the social media (reemergence of last year’s hashtag) and gained momentum when Jada Pinkett Smith and Spike Lee made it publicly known that they would not be attending the program this year because of the lack of diversity in the nominations.
This is the second year in a row that the conversation over the lack of diversity is being addressed. (ANI)