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Viola Davis Won't Be At The Oscars — But Is She Boycotting?! Find Out What She Says The Real Issue Is!

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See where Viola stands on the controversy.

Viola Davis is another celebrity who won't be at the Oscars this year. But it's not because she's boycotting!

On Wednesday, the 50-year-old admitted at Elle's 6th Annual Women in Television Dinner that she has other plans for Hollywood's big night, telling Entertainment Tonight:

"'Cause I'm gonna be on vacation."

However, just because the acclaimed actress isn't officially boycotting the ceremony, that doesn't mean she's okay with the lack of diversity in this year's nominations.

Related: Did Mark Ruffalo Decide To Go To The Oscars?!

But, the gorgeous gal explained that the awards show itself isn't the actual issue at hand, saying:

"The problem is not with the Oscars. The problem is with the Hollywood movie-making system."

The How To Get Away With Murder star elaborated:

"How many black films are being produced every year? How are they being distributed? The films that are being made, are the big-time producers thinking outside of the box in terms of how to cast the role? Can you cast a black woman in that role? Can you cast a black man in that role?"

The fierce female vented that there just aren't enough opportunities available and that's the real root of the problem, dishing:

"The problem isn't even our pay. You could probably line up all the A-List black actresses out there [and] they probably don't make what one A-List white woman makes in one film. That's the problem. You can change the Academy, but if there are no black films being produced, what is there to vote for?"

But despite all the passionate protests from her colleagues, the lovely lady isn't pressuring host Chris Rock to bail on his duties, adding:

"Like I said, the Oscars are not really the issue. It's a symptom of a much greater disease. But if he does [host], I hope he takes it as an opportunity to make a statement, a social statement about change. It's 2016."

We think that would be a good way for him to keep his commitment and still make a statement! What do U think, Perezcious readers?

[Image via Adriana M. Barraza/WENN.]

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Jada Pinkett Smith WILL Boycott The Oscars This Year — Watch Her Passionate Video!

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Well, it's official!

Jada Pinkett Smith pondered over the weekend whether she should boycott the Oscars after #OscarsSoWhite started trending again, and now, she's stuck to her convictions and she's following through!

Related: Keep Up With All The Oscar News HERE!

The actress revealed on Monday that she, just like filmmaker Spike Lee, will NOT be watching or attending the Academy Awards when they take place on February 28.

Check out her Facebook video (below) explaining why she wouldn't be taking part in any Oscars-related events this year:

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#OscarsSoWhite That Jada Pinkett Smith Is Considering A Boycott?! The Actress Had Some VERY Strong Words For The Academy!

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Wow!!!

Jada Pinkett Smith did not hold back on Saturday night, tweeting her feelings out about the Oscars' now increasingly controversial and public diversity problem.

Related: Chris Rock Calls Out J-Law Over Discrimination!

The 44-year-old actress took to Twitter to reveal some very strong thoughts about the awards show, and even considered a boycott!!!

What?!

Ch-ch-check out the tweets (below):

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Sam's Club Being Boycotted After CEO's Diversity Comments Deemed Racist — Against White Males…

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Another story of a CEO showing their true colors and saying something offensive, leading to backlash against the company…

Only, Sam's Club President and CEO Rosalind Brewer is a black woman, and she was caught talking about increasing diversity in the workplace!

Related: Joss Stone Named Billboard's Reggae Artist Of The Year

In an interview on CNN last week, Brewer spoke about how she's trying to lead the charge for moe diversity in the boardroom:

"My executive team is very diverse and I make that a priority. I demand it within my team."

She went on to talk about mentoring women — and speaking to other companies about increasing their own diversity:

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Racists Are Trying To #BoycottStarWarsVII Because It's 'Anti-White Propaganda'? SERIOUSLY?!

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So apparently racist Star Wars fans — OMG, why is that even a thing — got #BoycottStarWarsVII trending on Twitter Monday.

Presumably all the teasers for the trailer — which for some reason is set to premiere on Monday Night Football — reminded these ignorant nerf herders that one of their new heroes is black?

Related: Star Wars VIII Finds Its Female Lead

John Boyega — who looks really badass holding a lightsaber BTW — plays Finn, one of the new generation of heroes in the film first seen in the original trailer taking off a Stormtrooper helmet.

His presence has set off an insane amount of hate that we frankly have trouble comprehending. Here's a sample of some of the vileness:

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Listen To Little Big Town's New Single Girl Crush HERE Because Some Country Radio Is Too Intolerant To Let You Hear It!

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This is unbelievable, but sadly, it's the way society still works

Little Big Country made a hit single called Girl Crush, that's about a girl who is jealous off her ex's new girlfriend. But the country radio-listening audience refuses to realize that and have demanded the lesbian song be taken off the airwaves.

[ Video: Ariana Grande & Little Big Town Go Day Drinking ]

Ridiculous! There's a line that says:

"I want to taste her lips, yeah cause they taste like you / I want to drown myself in a bottle of her perfume/I want her long blond hair, I want her magic touch / Yeah cause maybe then, you'd want me just as much. . . I got a girl crush."

Boise morning show co-host Alana Lynn has been asked not to play it in the mornings when kids are going to school, or at all, or listeners will boycott the station. But every other country love song is okay… how does that make sense?!

People have accused stations of "promoting the gay agenda" even though, we repeat, this is a song about same sex love. But even if it wasn't, so what!

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Madonna Proves That She's Living For Love As She Speaks Out Against Dolce & Gabbana!

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There sure are a ton of impassioned celebs out there!

Ever since Stefano Gabbana & Dolce Domenico made those controversial comments about IVF babies and gay couples, tons of celebs have been speaking out against the fashion team.

Elton John may have led the charge, but it seems a certain pop diva has followed suit!

That's right!

Madonna took to her Instagram to highlight a campaign for D&G back in 2010, and she's telling the world that love comes first, saying:

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