Jada Pinkett Smith Goes After The Golden Globes Over Racism, Among Other Things

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Jada Pinkett Smith is less than pleased with the Golden Globe nominations and it’s not “simply racism” that has the “Girls Trip” star up in arms.

Shortly after the The Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced the nominees for the 75th Annual Golden Globes on Monday, Smith tweeted that she had “so much to say” after “Girls Trip” and its breakout star Tiffany Haddish got snubbed, but decided against it. The following day, she opened up the flood gates and went after the awards show in a series of tweets, E! News reports.

“I’m not upset about @TiffanyHaddish or @GirlsTripMovie not getting a nom…I’m discouraged about the fact that the Hollywood Foreign Press/@goldenglobes wouldn’t even WATCH the movie,” she said.

“Girls Trip was one of the most successful films this summer & Tiff was hands down the funniest person on screen in 2017 and we couldn’t get eyes on the film or a press conference. How could a nom happen & how much more critical acclaim must a movie have to simply get a screening?,” Pinkett Smith scoffed.

“But yet…Tiff has been asked to present at their ceremony,” she continued. “This isn’t about shaming, this is about the need for discussion of an antiquated system. And I dare not invalidate all the many journalist and people from all walks of life who have supported this movie by defining the issue as simply…racism.”

The 46-year-old actress, who’s married to Will Smith, previously boycotted the Academy Awards in 2016 when her husband wasn’t nominated for his role in “Concussion,” which she seemed to believe was due to racism. It sounds like her issue with the 75th Annual Golden Globes is similar.

“Hollywood has systems in place that must learn to expand its concepts of race, gender equality and inclusion in regard to its perceptions of art across the board,” she argued in her series of tweets. “The fact that the brilliance of @TheBigSickMovie went unnoticed and the fact that one of the most prolific films of the year, @GetOutMovie, is considered a comedy…illuminates the depths of the sunken place…for real,” she wrote.

“Moments like this occur so that we have an opportunity to discuss, recreate and regenerate old paradigms. It’s all about growth. Love,” Pinkett Smith said.