By: Evette Champion
It would appear that by making a public declaration about boycotting an event due to lack of diversity will ruffle some feathers and have folks digging through your closet looking for bones.
That’s right, it appears Mrs. Pinkett-Smith has gotten under Alexis Arquette’s skin. The transgender actress and gender-rights activist allegedly “outted” the couple in a post she made on her Facebook page (which has been deleted) claiming that the duo is actually gay and any comments they (mainly Jada, since Will hasn’t said anything) make about race and the Oscars are nullified until they stop hiding their true sexuality.
“When Jada comes out as Gay and her beard husband admits his first marriage ended when she walked in on [him and] his [alleged] Sugar Daddy Benny Medina … then I will listen to them,” she accuses.
“Will threw a fit on the set of Six degrees of Separation [his 1993 film] when he was required by the scene to kiss Anthony Rapp, he persuaded the director to shoot the back of his head in frame. Blocking the non-existent lip lock entirely. F— him. Gays have enemies. They lurk in gilded closets. Outing is healthy. You are either with or against us. You decide. Today.”
This whole nonsense and mudslinging all began when Jada posted a video on Facebook saying that she will not be attending the Oscars. She claims that the lack of nominations for hard working and deserving black actors in Hollywood makes them feel like they are “begging for acknowledgment” and that they “are a dignified people.”
Don’t we just love how much drama and focus is being brought on by one woman’s opinion regarding what she feels is unfair representation of diversity for an award ceremony? It sort of makes you wonder who is trying to be relevant—Jada for saying something so provocative (when was the last time she has done anything more than a television show?) or Alexis for making outrageous claims on someone’s personal life?