Jada Pinkett Smith wants Oscars boycotted over lack of diversity

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Will Smith’s wife, Jada Pinkett Smith, who starred in 2015’s Magic Mike XXL, has responded to the lack of diversity in this year’s Oscar nominations. Her response has questioned whether Hollywood figures from ethnic minority backgrounds should boycott the ceremony.

Writing on Twitter, the star of The Matrix Reloaded and Collateral expressed her views:

The hashtag #Oscarssowhite, created last year, has once again trended on Twitter. Straight Outta Compton producer Will Packer said the 2016 list of Oscar nominees was “embarrassing” in a lengthy Facebook post while Chris Rock called the show “the white BET awards”.

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