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Will Smith has joined his wife Jada Pinkett Smith in calling out the Academy Awards for its all-white slate of acting nominees. Neither star will attend the Oscars on Feb. 28. “My wife’s not going. It would be awkward for me to show up with Charlize [Theron],” Smith joked during an interview with Good Morning America on Thursday. “No, 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 this is okay.” The 47-year-old is the latest star to speak out against the Oscars’ lack of diversity joining Spike Lee, Lupita Nyong’o, David Oyelowo, and George Clooney, among many others. “I think diversity is the American superpower. That’s why we’re great. So many different people from so many different places adding their ideas, their inspiration and influences to this beautiful American gumbo,” Smith said.

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