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Spike Lee On Oscars Boycott: I’m Confident I’ll Be On ‘The Right Side Of History’

Kaitlan Collins White House Correspondent

Spike Lee said he’s confident that boycotting the Oscars is the right thing to do.

The director said he “couldn’t support” the awards show because all the actors nominated for an award were white.

“People have to understand it’s not going to happen overnight, but I think the changes that [Cheryl Boone Isaacs] implemented with the board of governors, it’s going to have an impact,” Lee said during an interview with E! Sunday night.

“The change [Isaacs] has going is good, but it’s not going to change what happened the second year in a row.” (RELATED: Academy President ‘Heartbroken’ That Only White People Were Nominated For Oscar)

Spike Lee and Jada Pinkett-Smith both announced last week that they would boycott the awards show. (Photos: Reuters)

Spike Lee and Jada Pinkett-Smith both announced last week that they would boycott the awards show. (Photos: Reuters)

“I really think all the discussion is good because it’s been the elephant in the room,” he added. “Now, let’s put everything out on the table. Let’s put it out there and discuss it.”

“Everybody is getting their point of view in and we’ll see who’s on the right side of history and who’s one the wrong side of history. History will show that. I’m very confident where I’ll be.” (RELATED: Spike Lee On The Oscars: ‘I Never Used The Word Boycott’)

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