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Will Smith Appeared On "Good Morning America" To Talk About The Oscars

"This is about children that are going to sit down and watch this show and they're not going to see themselves represented." — Will Smith

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All 20 of this year's major acting nominations for the 2016 Academy Awards were white people. Will Smith appeared on Good Morning America today and has become the latest in a growing list of actors who are dissatisfied with the Academy.

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Below are a few of the highlights from the ABC News exclusive interview.

Smith gave his thoughts on why diversity is important stating, "Diversity is the American superpower."

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And continued that statement saying this:

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Will also laid to rest the rumors that the only reason his wife, Jada Pinkett Smith, called for others to boycott the Oscars was because he was snubbed for his role in Concussion.

He also added that he was out of the country when Jada released her viral video calling out the Academy and had no idea that she'd done it until he returned.
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He also added that he was out of the country when Jada released her viral video calling out the Academy and had no idea that she'd done it until he returned.

Smith also reiterated that the diversity issue surrounding the Oscars is about representation.

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He also will not be attending this year's Academy Awards.

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Smith said, "We've discussed it and we're a part of this community but at this current time we're uncomfortable to stand there and say that this is okay."

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