New Academy Member Kerry Washington Explains Why She Didn’t Boycott “The So White” Oscars 2016

The beautiful Scandal star, Kerry Washington, express her views on the boycotting Oscars and the lack of diversity in the 2016 nominations.

“I respect and admire the people who aren’t here,” Washington, 39, said on the red carpet. “For me, my voice is best used at the table. As a new member of the Academy, I really want to be a part of the conversation so there is institutional change so we never have this again.”

Added the actress, “We need all those voices at the table. It’s about women, people of color, it’s about age.”

Many A-list stars have contributed to the conversation about the lack of diversity including George Clooney, O’Shea Jackson Jr., David Oyelowo, Ava DuVernay, Al Sharpton and Idris Elba.

Spike Lee, Jada Pinkett Smith and Will Smith are all skipping the Oscars ceremony this year.

*I totally understand why people are boycotting but I believe there has to be someone attending, to represent those individuals who would like to be nominated. Kerry Washington is doing a good thing. OnPoint!*

In other news, Kerry Washington’s leg is making all the headlines. By tomorrow her leg will have its own social media page, like Angelina Jolie’s leg was once.

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