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Spike Lee Still Won't Be Attending The Oscars Despite Proposed Changes — But Don Cheadle Is Looking Forward To Chris Rock 'Taking Everyone To Task'

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The one-man boycott is still on for Spike Lee!

The Chiraq filmmaker was adamant that he would NOT be attending the Oscars in February, amid the award show's ongoing racial diversity problems.

Related: This Take On #OscarsSoWhite Is AWFUL!

Of course, Lee had previously indicated he was going to skip the Academy Awards — and even now that the Academy has made massive changes to their membership in a bid to diversify, that's not enough for the famed filmmaker.

Speaking to reporters over the weekend, Lee said:

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Oscar Nominee Mark Ruffalo Makes A Difficult Decision About Attending Amid Diversity Controversy! See What He Chose!

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Quite a few stars are skipping out on this year's Oscars, but Mark Ruffalo isn't one of them.

This week, the actor told BBC News that the lack of diversity in this year's nominees had him "weighing" whether or not he'd join Will Smith and Spike Lee in not attending the prestigious ceremony.

After mulling it over, the 48-year-old — who is nominated himself for Best Supporting Actor for his role in Spotlight — revealed he plans to go to the award show, but he still supports the boycott movement!

Video: Mark Ruffalo Was In An '80s Clearasil Ad!

On Thursday, Ruffalo posted a series of tweets about his decision, highlighting he would attend the show in support of a different cause:

Even though the Avengers star will attend the event, he hopes the Oscar Ban movement would star the conversation on much larger issues at hand, like the #BlackLivesMatter movement:

We totally understand the actor's decision!

Spotlight was an important film that shines a light on a very different problem, and it's of the utmost important to him that victims of sexual abuse be represented, even while another controversy is going on.

What do YOU think?

[Image via Mario Mitsis/WENN.]

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Spike Lee Says He 'Never Used The Word Boycott' When Discussing The Oscars' Diversity Controversy! Watch Him Explain On GMA!

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Who needs the Oscars when you can go to a Knicks game?!

On Monday, Spike Lee shared a passionate Instagram post in response to the all-white acting nominees for this year's Academy Awards, in which he explained that he wouldn't be attending the ceremony due to its lack of diversity.

After other high profile celebrities like Jada Pinkett Smith echoed Lee's stance and called for a boycott, the filmmaker made it clear that he's not telling anyone else what to do!

Related: Jada Responds To Academy President's Statement On Lack Of Oscars Diversity!

Speaking on Good Morning America on Wednesday, the Do The Right Thing director said he planned on attending the New York Knicks game in instead of the Oscars on February 28, saying:

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Al Sharpton Reveals His Oscars Boycott Plan As Lupita Nyong'o Becomes The Latest A-Lister To Weigh In On The Award Show Controversy!

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The Oscars are certainly going to be inneresting this year.

On Tuesday, it was revealed that Al Sharpton is the latest celebrity to throw their hat into the ring to boycott the Hollywood event — and he's got a strategy too!

As we previously reported, Jada Pinkett Smith and Spike Lee called for a boycott of the highly publicized award show after it was reported that all 20 of the acting nominees were white. Can you blame them?

Photos: Celebs With The Most Nominations & ZERO Wins!

In a recent interview, the famous Baptist minister explained:

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Whoopi Goldberg Says Boycotting The Oscars Is A 'Slap In The Face To Chris Rock' — Here's What She Thinks Of Hollywood's Diversity Problem!

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The biggest discussion in Hollywood right now is its lack of diversity, in the wake of the revelation that only white actors were nominated for this year's Oscars!

This shocking repeat of last year has caused stars like Spike Lee and Jada Pinkett Smith to call for a boycott at this year's ceremony — even 50 Cent pressured host Chris Rock to quit the event!

While Whoopi Goldberg made no mistake in saying how she was upset about the Oscars' lack of minority nominees, she won't be boycotting the award show out of respect to its host!

Related: George Clooney Weighs In On The #OscarsSoWhite Controversy!

Speaking on Tuesday's The View, the Oscar-winner said:

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Chris Rock Pressured By 50 Cent To Quit The Oscars Amid Growing Boycott — Plus, Snoop's NSFW Oscar Message HERE!

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The heat is on for Chris Rock!

Celebs and entertainers from around the industry are putting pressure on him NOT to host the Oscars in February due to a lack of non-white nominees in major acting categories!

This all comes after actress Jada Pinkett Smith announced she was going to boycott the Academy Awards, joining filmmaker Spike Lee who earlier made HIS decision not to support the Academy in any way!

Related: Keep Up With All The Oscar News HERE!

Rock himself took a shot at the award show over the weekend, but joking about it isn't enough for some.

Rapper 50 Cent is now specifically calling on Rock to step away from the ceremony!

In an Instagram post on Tuesday morning, the Get Rich Or Die Tryin' rapper — who has come under his own heavy IG controversy recently — calls out the comedian (below):

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Watch This Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air Actress SLAM Jada Pinkett Smith Over Her Oscars Boycott Due To Lack Of Diversity!

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Aunt Viv throwing some shade!

Since the announcement of the Academy Award nominees last week, several people have spoken out about the EXTREME lack of diversity in the acting categories.

Jada Pinkett Smith and Spike Lee have both publicly said they will be boycotting the Oscars because of the blaring lack of diversity.

Related: Academy Awards President Comments On Oscar Nominee Diversity

Well Janet Hubert, who played the original Aunt Viv from The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air but was not liked by the cast and ultimately fired and replaced, felt she needed to share her thoughts on the issue by calling Jada out!

Janet, who has been known to get into it with Will Smith in the past, took to YouTube to share a video where she rants about how it's ridiculous for Pinkett Smith to ask people to boycott the Oscars saying:

"The second thing, girlfriend, there's a lot of s— going on in the world that you all don't seem to recognize. People are dying. Our boys are being shot left and right. People are starving. People are trying to pay bills. And you're talking about some motherf—ing actors and Oscars. It just ain't that deep."

Ch-ch-check out the rest of Hubert's response (below) as she shades Will's wife pretty hard!

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