Photo by Axelle / Bauere-Griffin / Getty Images
Photo by Axelle / Bauere-Griffin / Getty Images

Will Smith has faced racism, but not from people he deems as smart.

The actor appeared on the popular Pod Save America podcast where he opened up about the times he’s directly faced racism.

“I’ve been called [N-word] to my face probably five or six times,” the 52-year-old actor said. “And fortunately for my psyche, I’ve never been called [N-word] by a smart person… I had never looked into the eyes of a racist and saw anything that I perceived as intellect.”

Smith also talked about facing “the ideas of systemic racism” in Hollywood as his career took off and how he coped with it while trying to encourage change. Smith is exploring these themes in his new Netflix show Amend: The Fight for America.

Read the full story at People | Movies.


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