Jada Pinkett Smith to Academy: We're Not Begging You Anymore ... You're Irrelevant to Us
Jada Pinkett Smith to AcademyWe're Not Begging You AnymoreYou're Irrelevant to Us
1/18/2016 7:15 AM PT
Jada Pinkett Smith did something remarkable and powerful Sunday, posting words that could have been delivered by Black Panther Eldridge Cleaver 50 years ago.
Jada -- whose husband, Will Smith, was overlooked by the Academy for his performance in "Concussion" -- says in a super powerful way, "Maybe it's time we pull back our resources and we put them back into our communities, and we make programs for ourselves that acknowledge us in ways that we see fit, that are just as good as the so-called mainstream."
Jada suggested, "We can no longer beg for the love, acknowledgement or respect of any group."
She made it clear ... she won't be attending the Oscars.
You gotta listen to her ... back in the day Eldridge was viewed by the "mainstream" as radical and dangerous. Jada revives the sentiment, and it doesn't sound radical or dangerous at all.