Jamie Foxx Lighten Up on the Whole Black Oscar Thing

2/26/2016 6:21 AM PST

Jamie Foxx thinks people have gotten way too serious about the Oscar protests ... and thinks everyone's just got to laugh more. 

Jamie took some heat for joking about #WhatsTheBigDeal and #ActBetter recently at the American black film festival awards. The Oscar winner is firing up his new comedy act, and thinks people have got to start exercising their funny bones more. 

In other words, #ItsJustTheOscarsDude