Jada Pinkett Smith Calls Out the Golden Globes For Being Racist
If you haven't learned it by now, make sure you never forget that when Jada Pinkett Smith fires off a Twitter thread, you sit down and listen. Chances are, she's about to deliver some truth bombs to us all. That actually happened on Tuesday, Dec. 12 when Pinkett Smith decided to air her grievances about the very blatant exclusion of Girls Trip (an undeniable summer hit) and the outstanding comedic performance of breakout star Tiffany Haddish, who was snubbed for the Best Actress in a Comedy nomination.
It's tough to find fault with Pinkett Smith, previously an outspoken critic of Hollywood award shows' lack of diversity. But also, once you've read what she has to say, there is only one appropriate reaction: praise hands.
"I have so much to say on why @TiffanyHaddish was not nominated for a Globe... but I won't," she began on Tuesday afternoon.
Oh, but she did. And thank the Golden Globes gods she did.
As you can see, Smith is alleging that not only did Girls Trip, which was loved by critics and has a nearly 90 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes, not get a nomination, but was not even screened for consideration. Seriously?
Those who follow Smith will know this is not the first time she's taken on Hollywood's racism during award season. In 2016, she was part of a group of prolific actors and directors, including her husband, Will Smith, and Spike Lee, who boycotted the Oscars to protest the lack of diversity in the nominees.