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Will Smith Had NO IDEA Jada Was Making Her #OscarsSoWhite Video! And His Immediate Response Was Not So Supportive…

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Since the moment Jada Pinkett Smith made her video declaring a boycott of the Oscars, hubby Will Smith has stood by her side.

Well, since JUST AFTER that moment anyway.

In an interview with BBC Radio 1's Nick Grimshaw, the Concussion star explained that first he had to find out about the video from the press!

"I was out of the country when she made the video, I was in Thailand… I had no idea."

In fact, it was paparazzi asking for his reaction to the vid that first clued him in!

Related: Halle Berry Weighs In On Oscars' 'Heartbreaking' Lack Of Diversity!

How did he react when he finally saw his wife's declaration? He called home a little perplexed:

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Aunt Viv Ain't Done Yet! Janet Hubert Calls Stacey Dash a 'Media Ho' For Her Anti-BET Remarks!

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Former Fresh Prince of Bel-Air star Janet Hubert has a lot on her mind these days!

Earlier this month, the actress put Jada Pinkett Smith on blast for boycotting the Oscars — claiming that she only caused a scene because Will Smith wasn't nominated!

But now, the 60-year-old has Stacey Dash in her crosshairs — and she has some more harsh feedback to give!

ICYMI: The Clueless alum said some controversial remarks about the #OscarsSoWhite discussion — claiming that we needed to get rid of things like the BET Awards and Black History Month!

Related: Aunt Viv Blasts Jada AGAIN For Her 'Self-Contrived' Boycott!

And you best believe Aunt Viv had a LOT to say about Dash on Friday during her interview with The Huffington Post, quipping:

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Bristol Palin Slams #OscarsSoWhite, Says 'Jada Pinkett Smith Started It Because Her Husband Wasn't Getting Nominated'

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Shots fired, Bristol Palin!

We already know the young momma is NOT a fan of Tina Fey, and now Bristol is getting in on the game criticizing the #OscarsSoWhite controversy — and her response is exactly as tacky as you think!

Related: Dakota Meyer Must Prove He's Bristol's Baby Daddy!

Apparently, Bristol was blogging while angry this week, because she tried to take down Jada Pinkett Smith and the Oscars' diversity controversy in a ridiculous way that only a Palin could do.

She wrote:

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Will Smith & President Barack Obama Add Even More To The #OscarsSoWhite Conversation — See What They Said!

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The debate continues.

The Oscars probably didn't know what they were getting themselves into two weeks ago when they went ahead and failed to nominate a single person of color for any of the acting categories.

We've heard plenty of opinions from both sides — from Jada Pinkett Smith saying she's boycotting this year's ceremony to Cuba Gooding, Jr. defending the awards — but now we're hearing even more high-profile takes on the controversy.

Related: Believe It Or Not, The Oscar Presenters Aren't 100% White!

After his initial interview where he confirmed he'd also be skipping the show, Will Smith has gone further saying what Hollywood is doing is "almost criminal!"

But he's not alone — President Barack Obama also weighed in on the topic, saying he believes it's "just an expression of this broader issue."

We're just happy the conversation is persisting and that change has actually started happening!

Ch-ch-check out both Will Smith and President Barack Obama's conversations on race (below)!!!

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Will Smith Also Boycotted The 1989 Grammys Before Skipping Out On This Year's Oscars! Watch His Vintage Interview!

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History repeats itself!

Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith will not be attending the Oscars this year to protest the lack of diversity in the Academy's nominations.

It seemed that the Concussion star was following his wife's lead after he joined her call to boycott this year's ceremony — but Jada actually took a page out of her husband's playbook!

Back in 1989, the Fresh Prince refused to attend at the Grammys for its lack of integration!

That year, the ceremony included a rap performance category for the first time — and nominated Smith and DJ Jazzy Jeff for their hit Parents Just Don't Understand.

POLL: Should Chris Rock Joke About #OscarsSoWhite?

While that historic year was a huge step towards making rap music mainstream, that particular segment of the show wasn't going to be televised!

In an old interview Entertainment Tonight dug up from its archives, the hip-hop duo explained why they thought the design of the show was "a slap in the face."

It's sad to see that other sectors of the industry haven't progressed that much a quarter of a century later!

Ch-ch-check out a young Fresh Prince explaining his boycott (below)!

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Fresh Prince's Aunt Viv Blasts Jada Pinkett Smith AGAIN For Her 'Self-Contrived' Oscars Boycott — And Says It's All About Will's Snub!

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Aunt Viv is not here for the Fresh Prince's wife.

As you've surely heard by now, the Oscars caused a rather large controversy last week when it was revealed that practically all of the nominees were white.

#OscarsSoWhite has been trending ever since, and Jada Pinkett Smith made national headlines after she called for a boycott of the Academy Awards due to a lack of representation.

Related: Will Smith Will NOT Be Attending The Oscars Either!

Will Smith's former onscreen mother Janet Hubert made it clear she disapproved of Jada's video on account of more serious issues of inequality taking place around the world, but she's already back with more shade against the Gotham actress.

In an interview with L.A. Times on Wednesday, Janet called into question Jada's reasoning for taking a stand against the Academy, saying:

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