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IN Celebrities ON 20 Jan, 2016
Jada Pinkett Smith took a decision to boycott the Academy awards. She encountered that for the second year in a row only white performers have been nominated in the four actors and actress categories.
The actress also shared a video on Facebook with her fans stating the reason of lack of diversity in the community, which gave her an idea to boycott Oscars.
She protested against it on Twitter and Instagram as well.
In her move, actresses and many other people on the Internet found supporting her by tweets and comments.
"I ask the question," she said. "Have we now come to a new time and place where we recognize that we can no longer beg for the love, acknowledgment or respect of any group; that maybe it's time that we recognize that if we love and respect and acknowledge ourselves in a way that we are asking others to do, that is the place of true power? I'm simply asking the question."
She added: "Maybe it is a time that we pull back our resources and we put them back into our communities, into our programs, and we make programs for ourselves that acknowledge us in ways that we see fit, that are just as good as the so-called 'mainstream' ones. I don't know."
"Hey Chris," Pinkett Smith said, addressing 2016 show host Chris Rock, "I won't be at the Academy Awards, and I won't be watching. But, I can't think of a better man to do the job at hand this year than you, my friend." Calmly and coolly she told informed about her decision.
What other actresses thinks about the decision of Jada Pinkett Smith was also being reported where Gina Rodriguez supported her idea stating that the idea would be one of the solutions to bring the change. Tracee Ellis Ross mentioned that lack of diversity is spoiling the community, and Jada is setting an example that we should all look at.
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