Washington D.C., Jan. 30 (ANI): Will Smith, in a recent interview, has thanked the Academy for its instant reaction to the #OscarsSoWhite controversy.
The 47-year-old actor said that he is very pleased at how quickly and aggressively the Academy responded, but he wants to be very clear about the spirit of what he is saying, reports People magazine.
The ‘Focus’ star added that this has nothing to do with him and this has nothing to do with awards. For him, this is much more about the idea of diversity and inclusion.
Smith and his wife Jada Pinkett Smith have been at the forefront of the debate surrounding the lack of racial diversity in this year’s Oscars nominees.
Pinkett Smith even showed her rage through the social networking sites over this issue.
However, it is being said that neither Pinkett Smith nor Smith will attend the Oscars on February 28. (ANI)