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Entertainment

Web Desk
March 4, 2021

Will Smith opens up about being a victim of racial attacks

Entertainment

Web Desk
Thu, Mar 04, 2021

'And fortunately for my psyche, I’ve never been called [N-word] by a smart person,' said Will Smith

Will Smith opened up about his encounters with fellow countrymen and how they racially attacked them.

In a recent interview, the Hollywood star said he has been bullied 'five or six times' for being Black.

“I’ve been called [N-word] to my face probably five or six times,” the 52-year-old recently said on the Pod Save America podcast.

“And fortunately for my psyche, I’ve never been called [N-word] by a smart person,” Smith continued. ” … I had never looked into the eyes of a racist and saw anything that I perceived as intellect.”

The Hancock actor further added how he came to know about systemic racism as he navigated through Hollywood.

“But at the core of it, I noticed a difference between ignorance and evil,” Smith said. “Now they’re twins, for sure, but ignorance can be educated and evil is a much more difficult problem. And fortunately, ignorance is more prevalent than blatant evil. So I’ve always been encouraged that the process of education and understanding could alleviate some of the more dangerous and difficult aspects of racism that have unfortunately been embedded in the very fibers of our country.”