#OscarsSoWhite has been trending on social media as a result of the lack of diversity at this year’s Academy Awards. Leave it to outspoken (and gorgeous) actress/singer/producer Jada Pinkett Smith to give the classiest clapback as she throws shade like a lady, announcing that she will not be attending or even watching the Oscars.
More profound is her challenge to people of color to pull back their resources instead of “begging for acknowledgement”. The wife of rapper turned actor Will Smith took to her Facebook page on Martin Luther King Day to put forth a video that showed “nothing but love”. In a matter of hours, millions of followers had viewed with hundreds of thousands resharing.
She called on people of color to take back their resources and to let the Academy do what they want. Watch and see if you agree