Jamie Foxx SLAMS Race Baiting Will Smith for Oscar Boycott

Jamie Foxx SLAMS Race Baiting Will Smith for Oscar Boycott

I’m actually surprised by this. Jamie Foxx basically implied that Will Smith doesn’t have an Oscar because he just isn’t that good an actor. Go figure. From past experience, I though Foxx would be all over the racist angle of the Oscars, but he’s not. At the American Black Film Festival Awards, he made a joke about how he doesn’t get ‘what’s the big deal’ with Smith’s Oscar boycott. I couldn’t agree more. The Oscars should be based on talent, not skin color. Foxx has an Oscar, just as Denzel Washington does and they are both black. So tell me again how the Oscars are racist?

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From the Daily Mail:

The reason Will Smith doesn’t have an Oscar is because he isn’t a good enough actor, Jamie Foxx has implied.

Speaking at the American Black Film Festival Awards in Beverly Hills on Sunday, the Academy Award-winning actor make a joke about how he doesn’t get ‘what’s the big deal’ with Smith’s Oscar boycott.

Smith and his wife Jada Pinkett-Smith are not attending this year’s Academy Awards, citing systemic racism in the industry that has led the acting nominees to be all white actors for a second year in a row.

‘All these Oscar talks, I don’t even trip about that. I mean, what’s the big deal? I was sitting at home with my Oscar, like ‘What’s all the hubbub?’ Foxx said at Sunday night’s event, as he was introducing producer Will Packer for the Distinguished ABFF Alumni Award.

‘My friend said, “Are you mad?” “Um, kind of, but not really,”‘ Foxx continued. ‘I started calling Denzel [Washington], and we just Instagrammed our Oscars together.’

He also made fun of Smith’s Nigerian accent in the film Concussion, for which the 47-year-old actor only received a Golden Globes nomination of the three major American award ceremonies.

Foxx finished his bit by calling out ‘#WhatsTheBigDeal?’ and ‘#ActBetter’ – with the audience reportedly roaring with laughter.

As he changed the subject to acting legend Sidney Poitier, Foxx explained whey he doesn’t care so much for the #OscarsSoWhite movement.

‘I was with Sidney Poitier just a couple weeks ago, and in 1963 all he asked for was an opportunity to act,’ Foxx said. ‘That’s all we have to do, opportunity. If you turn the camera on and say “OK… win an award… and action,” we’ll all have taken, like, 10 steps back. It’s all about the art. Who cares about anything else?’

Foxx had the audience roaring with laughter over the whole thing. He’s absolutely right that it is all about the art of acting and being the best at it… it’s not an entitlement because you are black. Give me a freaking break. If acting becomes all about your race and not about the part, what’s the point? It surely isn’t entertainment or escape. It becomes political and I think we have all had way more than enough of that lately. There may also be some bad blood between Foxx and Smith. Foxx was cast as the lead role in Quentin Tarantino’s critically-acclaimed spaghetti western Django Unchained, after Smith dropped out. Smith later said he quit the movie because he and Tarantino couldn’t see eye to eye on the focus of the story. Regardless of what is right here, they say the Oscars are going to cave to pressure from black actors. If they do, they might as well just close up shop. Racism cuts both ways and Americans are less than interested in a ‘quota’-oriented Oscar award ceremony.

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Terresa Monroe-Hamilton

Terresa Monroe-Hamilton is an editor and writer for Right Wing News. She owns and blogs at NoisyRoom.net. She is a Constitutional Conservative and NoisyRoom focuses on political and national issues of interest to the American public. Terresa is the editor at Trevor Loudon's site, New Zeal - trevorloudon.com. She also does research at KeyWiki.org. You can email Terresa here. NoisyRoom can be found on Facebook and on Twitter.

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