When the nominees for the 2016 Oscars were announced last week, a number stars quickly voiced their concern over the lack of diversity among the nominees. For a second year in a row, every nominee in the acting categories is white. Among those most vocal about sharing their concerns are Jada Pinkett Smith and director Spike Lee, who have said they will not attend this year's show. Jada's husband, Will Smith (who some predicted may receive a nomination for his performance in Concussion), spoke about the issue on Good Morning America on Thursday.
"We're part of this community but at this current time, we're uncomfortable to stand there and say that this is OK," he said, adding that he will also not be attending the February 28 ceremony. "There is a position that we hold in this community, and if we're not part of the solution, we're part of the problem. It was [Jada's] call to action, for herself, and for me, and for our family to be a part of the solution."
The same day Will appeared on GMA, Real Housewives of Beverly Hills entrepreneur and activist Lisa Vanderpump headed to Twitter to show her support for his stance. "Diversity is key,to a successful multi faceted community,to enhance the fabric of life," she wrote.
Below, check out some photos of the outspoken Beverly Hills 'Wife from back in the day.