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Jada Pinkett Smith Responds to Academy's Diversity Statement

Jada Pinkett Smith Responds to Academy's Diversity Statement

Jada Pinkett Smith is responding to the Academy after president Cheryl Boone Isaacs released a lengthy statement on the lack of diversity in the Oscar nominations this year.

The 44-year-old actress previously announced that she will be boycotting the Oscars after no actors of color were nominated this year.

Cheryl then released a statement saying that Academy will be reviewing its membership in the coming days and weeks to bring about diversity as soon as possible.

“I would like to express my gratitude to the Academy, specifically Cheryl Boone Isaacs, for such a quick response in regard to the issue at hand. I look forward to the future,” Jada tweeted on Tuesday afternoon (January 19).

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  • Benny Ehud

    I cannot believe they are dragging ALL black people into this bullshit. I am black. I don’t care about the Oscars AT ALL. I don’t care if ALL of the nominees are black. It’s an award’s show. It’s not that serious.

  • Justin Aniston

    Seriously, I respect everyones opinion. But eh, is Jada forgetting that in the recent years that Mo’Nique won for best supporting actress in 2009, Gobourey Sidibe was nominated for best actress the same year. And Lupita won for best supporting actress in 2013. Jada needs to chill. Is she just saying what her husband is telling her to say, because he is too afraid to do so himself? If his performance wasn’t good enough, it wasn’t good enough.

  • Benny Ehud

    This is some straight Bullsh**!!!

  • Ariana

    Did someone from the Academy threaten to blacklist her? Curious.

  • SquidBillie

    Go away Jada. She’s just mad her hubby didn’t get nominated. Then again, without him, we would barely know who SHE is.

  • Benny Ehud

    Al Sharpton is calling around trying to get ppl to boycott the Oscars. Dragging black people into this BULLSH**!!! Blacks got FAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRRRRRR Bigger problems than to worry about the Oscars.

  • Benny Ehud

    Get jobs and not awards! Who cares about the award. Be thankful that you got the role.

  • Benny Ehud

    I don’t think she is a racist. I just think she is full of sh**. White ppl, for the most part, are racist. But whining about an Oscar when you are worth hundreds of millions of dollars is asinine and childish.

  • Benny Ehud

    They don’t need to drag black people in this sh**.

  • Benny Ehud

    It’s an award show! It’s nothing. It’s not a job. Complain about not getting roles. Don’t complain about not being recognized for the role.

  • Benny Ehud

    Black ppl aren’t racist. They just don’t like ppl who don’t like them. Black people and Native Americans are the least racist group of people.

  • 777

    Instead of blaming the academy, blame the studios who don’t create enough roles for black people. The academy can only choose from the performance we saw this year, at the end of the day they nominated the most deserving people.

  • Benny Ehud

    I can. Most blacks are not racist. They only hate people B/C people hate them. People hate blacks from the jump. If you hate me and mistreat me b/c you just hate me. Don’t blame me for hating you for hating me.

  • Brian Wms

    LOL JADA HAS A POINT , SHE SAID PEOPLE OF COLOR THAT INCLUDES ARABICS, LATINOS, INDONESIANS, ASIANS , THE FUTURE OF THIS COUNTRY AND EUROPE ,FUNNY HOW ONLY BLACKS AND WHITES STILL THINK IT IS ” JUST ABOUT THEM ” NEWS FOR YOU IT IS NOT

  • Brian Wms

    REALLY !!!! ALL BLACK PEOPLE ????? NOT OTHER PEOPLE OF COLOR, SHE SAID PEOPLE OF COLOR WILL YOU PLEASE STOP THINKING THIS COUNTRY IS ONLY BLACKS AND WHITES, IT IS NOW ARABIC, ASIANS, LATINOS, INDONESIANS ,PAKISTANIS PEOPLE HERE ALSO AND IN EUROPE ,WAKE UP THOSE BLACKS AND WHITES IN AMERICA WHO THINKS AMERICA IS STILL ONLY BLACKS AND WHITES, BEFORE IT IS TOO LATE

  • Brian Wms

    NO IT IS ABOUT PEOPLE OF COLOR ,YOU HEARD OF THE UNITED NATION IN NY ,it represents people of color nations like ARABICS, LATINOS, INDONESIANS ,PAKISTANIS, ASIANS, AMERICA AND THE WORLD IS ” NOT ” BLACK AND WHITE

  • Benny Ehud

    AL SHARPTON IS MAKING CALLS TO BOYCOTT!! Who do you think they are going to blame for this?? LOL Asians? Latinos? Native Americans? Are you that naive?

    I don’t care about pissing white people off. I only care about pissing white people off with sh** that matters. Black people don’t give a sh** about the Oscars. I don’t even want them making it look like I care.

  • Brian Wms

    Really PEOPLE OF COLOR IS NOT ONLY BLACK PEOPLE , EVERY RACE OF COLOR IS INCLUDED,ASIANS ,ARABICS , LATINOS , INDONESIANS PAKISTANIS,

  • Benny Ehud

    Well, LET THE OTHER PEOPLE OF COLOR CALL FOR THE BOYCOTT!! I see BLACK FACES CALLING FOR A BOYCOTT!!!!

  • Brian Wms

    No she is NOT , BLACKS AND WHITES WHO THINKS THIS COUNTRY IS STILL BLACK AND WHITE ONLY ARE THE RACIST ,VICE PRESIDENT BIDEN SAID IN A SPEECH IN JUNE 2015 WHITES TO BE A MINORITY 2017 , and the census every 10 years proves blacks are declining, in 1950, 1960, 1970 , HOW MANY ARABICS, LATINOS, ASIANS , INDONESIANS WERE CITIZENS IN AMERICA ???? & HOW MANY ARE NOW ??? MY POINT

  • Brian Wms

    SHE SAID PEOPLE OF COLOR , ANYWAY AMERICA IS NOT BLACK AND WHITE ANYMORE , AND BLACKS AND WHITES ARE NOT THE ONLY moviegoers in a country that is very DIVERSE NOW with multiple races and cultures, so wake up and recognize that FACT

  • Brian Wms

    YEAH WELL THAT WILL INCLUDE OTHER NATIONS WERE THOSE OTHER PEOPLE OF COLOR COME FROM , SO BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU ASK FOR , BUT I AGREE IT WILL BE ORGANIZED BY ASIANS, LATINOS , INDONESIANS, PAKISTANIS ARABICS, TO STOP THE THOSE IN THE USA WHO THINKS THAT THE WORLD AND AMERICA IS ” ONLY ” BLACK AND WHITE

  • devvv

    In the History of the Oscars, 4 black males have won for leading actor, 1 (half) black woman has won leading actress, 4 black males have won for supporting actor and 6 black women have won supporting actress. Black women only seem to win when playing a slave, maid, mammie, abusive mother, etc. Even fewer Asian and Hispanic actors have won awards. Diversity is not limited to black and white. Diversity is not rewarding black actors and actresses for playing stereotypes, while rewarding white actors for just showing up. I respect your opinion, as well, but when facts that show the Oscars being white as hell are readily available, I have to disagree with it.
    And her name is Gabourey.

  • devvv

    There were multiple performances by PoC that were deserving. While there are fewer opportunities for actors of color, there were Oscar contenders that were not white. The blame is on studios, as well as the academy.

  • Benny Ehud

    Asians, Latinos, Indonesians and Pakistanis can get the f**k out if they don’t like what is going on. They weren’t invited nor made to come to the U.S.

  • 777

    I disagree. Even if you read Oscar predictions from 2 months ago, these are the nominees most people and journalists predicted. At the end of the day it should be about the performance. I’d say it’s more insulting for the academy to nominate a black actor because he’s black than to not nominate him at all because they think 5 other actors had a better performance.

  • Brian Wms

    Got one and so does other ASIANS , ARABICS, LATINOS, INDONESIANS ,PAKISTANIS ARE YOU CALLING US ALL LOSERS ????? WE WILL SEE ABOUT THAT AND THANK YOU FOR THE INSPIRATION I WILL SHARE IT WITH MY FELLOW ARABICS ,LATINOS , ASIANS, INDONESIANS, PAKISTANIS

  • Brian Wms

    Are you saying ISLAM AND BUDDHISM ARE SHADY RELIGIOUS BELIEFS ???? , THOSE RELIGIOUS BELIEFS WERE we’re alrrady here in this world before America became a country 400 years ago , it stole from Native Americans

  • Brian Wms

    DON’T HAVE TO FIND ONE , GOT ONE my people had one for centuries dating back to AD, my people are NOT the race who took this country from Native Americans

  • Brian Wms

    NO MY RACE OF PEOPLE DID NOT PUT DRUGS IN THE black communities in the late 1960′ to stop the Black Power movement, not my race my mother and her people did protest white racists treatment of blacks in the late 1960 ‘s and early 1970′s

  • Brian Wms

    Actually we are here to stay ARABICS , ASIANS, LATINOS, INDONESIANS, PAKISTANIS been here for centuries, and we are not idiots and we are definitely NOT going to be done unless you know that the end of the world is coming

  • Brian Wms

    What race is going to put us OUT ??? WE HOPE NOT THE RACE THAT STOLE THIS LAND FROM NATIVE AMERICANS, &
    HOPE they don’t drag blacks in this ,whites brought them as slaves from AFRICA & how BLACKS have been treated for years by whites is for ALL the RACES TO SEE, AND WE DAMN SURE IS NOT GOING TO LET THAT HAPPEN TO US . , AND IN CASE YOU DO NOT KNOW YOUR HISTORY ON THE CONTINENT OF AFRICA IS EGYPT, ALGERIA, LIBYA ,TO NAME A FEW ALL ARABICS AND MUSLIMS COUNTRIES AND HAS BEEN THAT WAY FOR millennium
    ,AND IF YOU THINK WE DON’T BELONG GO AND TELL THAT TO THE UNITED NATION IN NY IT WILL START A RACE WAR , AND WATCH HOW MANY OTHER COUNTRIES JOIN CHINA AND RUSSIA AND WANT TO ACQUIRE ARMS AND NUCLEAR WEAPONS TO DEFEND THEMSELVES FROM RACIST AMERICA

  • Benny Ehud

    Did Native Americans ask Asians, Indonesians, Latinos and Pakistanis to come to America? If they didn’t, then those people are thieves, too. Descendants of African slaves and Native Americans are the only ones in the U.S. who are not thieves. Everyone else came over here voluntarily.

    CHina and Russia are racists LOL WTF are you talking about? Arab countries are racist. LOL Japan is racist. Do you pay attention to the world?

  • Jenny from the flop

    Why does jada keep responding to the oscars? Bitch gou aint even nominated and never will be, cheryl doesnt even know who the fuck you are

  • Brian Wms

    ASIANS, ARABICS AND LATINOS, INDONESIANS PAKISTANIS , AND DID NOT ENSLAVE AFRICANS AND BROUGHT THEM TO AMERICA , NOR DID THEY HANG BLACKS ON TRESS AND THOUGHT OF COLOR ONLY drinking fountains and restrooms, and they did NOT implement the racist system that blacks live up under today and have a living and under for 400 years. ARABICS AND ASIANS ,,LATINOS, INDONESIANS HAVE BEEN A RACES AND CULTURES for a millennium And ask HISPANICS WHO TOOK THEIR LAND , NOT ASIANS, ARABICS, LATINOS, INDONESIANS, PAKISTANIS ,OTHER RACES OF COLORV ARE NOT RACIST ,BEST TO FOCUS ON no other RACE want to be controlled by another race and lose their rich and important history, culture, language, & people , NO RACE want the fate that has been dealt to black Africans and blacks in America ,

  • Brian Wms

    No I put in CAPS to make a point, AND YOU ARE LOSING YOUR RACE IN AMERICA , THE FASTEST GROWING RACES IN AMERICA IS ASIANS, ARABICS AND LATINOS, INDONESIANS, PAKISTANIS, A FACT THAT IS PROVEN THROUGH THE CENSUS , IN NEWS WEEK ARTICLES, NY TIMES ARTICLES, ETC, PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA ,VICE PRESIDENT BIDEN GAVE A SPEECH IN JUNE 2015 WHITES TO BE A MINORITY IN 2017 , TRUST ME I AM NOT A LAUGHING STOCK IN MY EVERYDAY LIFE

  • Brian Wms

    Don’t worry you are losing your race , we will see how the Oscar’s play out in 5, 10, 15 , 20 years from now , you should HOPE enough ARABICS, ASIANS, LATINOS, INDONESIANS, PAKISTANIS EVEN CARE ABOUT THE WHITE ACADEMY AWARDS

  • Brian Wms

    Why you are LOSING , AND THAT TREATMENT IS COMING FOR YOU ALSO BIOTECH, I AM NOT A FOLLOWER , OR ANYBODY SLAVE , I CAN RALLY MY PEOPLE TO RISE AND FIGHT BACK AGAINST RACISM , NOT NEGOTIATE TO BE CONTROLLED BY WHITES

  • http://m.imdb.com/name/nm7214052/ Les

    I’m not only about African American. It is about more people of color. I’m as white as a lily and I’m screaming “whitewash”. There does need to be an overhaul. What does that do for this year though?

  • AWHODAT

    You DO know that its all subjective, right? Theres no scientific standard against which to measure the performances. So you were corrected by ‘dew’ who told you that indeed, there were multiple performances by people of color this year. The fact that a bunch of mainly old white men CHOSE not to nominate a single person of color says more about them and their prejudices/bigotry.

    The fact that the president announced some changed to the membership is the best thing to have come out of this embarrassing saga. Time to retire some of those old 80 year olds who dont even have the courtesy to view the films theyre voting on.

  • Shay M

    I went to see Concussion and it was not oscar worthy. I have always been a fan of Will Smith, but there is no comparison between him and Leo, Fassbender, or Eddie Redmayne. The movie made me question the NFL and the integrity of sports, but it didn’t make me feel. I didn’t get wrapped up into the movie. That’s the bottom line, the movies nominated brought people into another world and made them feel

  • https://www.tumblr.com/blog/themoulinblue Kary

    There weren’t enough deserving roles to choose from that featured black actors this year. Period. You want that fixed? Make more movies. That means fighting this at the source. We shouldn’t be nominating Will Smith and his questionable accent in Concussion just because we don’t want the academy to look racist. He should have been nominated if he deserved to be based on his performance.