This year's Oscars was surrounded by controversy due to the whole #OscarsSoWhite issue.
Thankfully, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences was very quick to try and take steps to help diversify the awards, but it didn't keep some people like Jada Pinkett Smith from speaking her mind and boycotting the award show.
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Since Smith was one of the most outspoken protesters, Chris Rock — who hosted the Academy Awards this year — had to joke about the actress in his opening monologue saying:
"Jada said she's not coming. I was like, ‘Isn't she on a TV show?' Jada's gonna boycott the Oscars? Jada boycotting the Oscars is like me boycotting Rihanna's panties. I wasn't invited!"
While several people found the bit pretty funny, we still hadn't heard Jada's thoughts on the diss until Saturday when X17 caught up with the actress at LAX!
When asked about Rock's crack, the 44-year-old responded by saying:
"It comes with the territory, sweetheart. Hey look, it comes with the territory but we gotta keep it moving. We gotta keep it moving. We gotta keep it moving. There's a lot of stuff we gotta handle, a lot of stuff in our world right now. We gotta keep it moving."
That doesn't sound like the Gotham actress is totally cool with the shade thrown her way, but at least she's moving on!
As for her husband, Will Smith, we doubt he's upset over Chris's Wild Wild West joke as we're sure he's used to it by now. LOLz!
What do you think of Jada's response?
[Image via FayesVision/WENN.]
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