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Will Smith Says He Was Surprised To Hear About Wife’s Boycott, But Adds ‘This Is So Deeply Not About Me’

Will Smith Says He Was Surprised To Hear About Wife’s Boycott, But Adds ‘This Is So Deeply Not About Me’

Will Smith tells Good Morning America why it took him so long to respond and confirms that he will stand beside his wife.  The ‘Concussion’ star actually has amazing insight about why the lack of diversity in the entertainment industry DOES matter for society. “The nominations reflect the Academy. The Academy reflects the industry [Hollywood] and then the industry reflects America,” Smith says in the interview below. Via US Weekly: No one was more surprised by Jada Pinkett-Smith’s call to boycott the 2016 Oscars than her husband, Will Smith. “I was out of the country at the time, and I came home [and said], ‘What happened?’” the Concussion star, 47, revealed on Good Morning America Thursday, January 21. “She’s deeply passionate, and when she’s moved, she has to go. I heard her words, and I was knocked over. I was happy to be married to that woman. I appreciated the push. There’s a position that we hold in this community, and if we’re not a part of the solution, we’re a part of the problem. It was her call to action for herself, for me and for our family to be a part of the solution.”  

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