Barack Obama weighed in on the big debate surrounding the all white Oscars.
Speaking to a group of reporters Wednesday, Obama said the lack of diversity in the Academy Awards is part of “a broader issue.”
“I think when everybody’s story is told, then that makes for better art,” Obama said. “That makes for better entertainment. It makes everybody feel part of one American family.” (RELATED: Oscar Nominee: Forced Diversity Is Actually Anti-White Racism)
“Are we making sure that everybody is getting a fair shot?” Obama added. (RELATED: Reese Witherspoon’s Fans Criticized Her After She Said This About The Oscars)
“Look for talent and provide opportunity to everybody.”
Several stars — including Will Smith, Jada Pinkett-Smith and Spike Lee — have announced they will boycott the awards show because no black actors were nominated for an award for the second year in a row. (RELATED: Spike Lee On Oscars Boycott: I’m Confident I’ll Be On ‘The Right Side Of History’)