Disney’s Aladdin star Will Smith has shown his support for the Black Lives Matter movement and proponents of critical race theory, going so far as to say critical race theory should be re-branded as “truth theory.”
The Hollywood star also backed the spirit of the “defund the police” movement, but suggested it should be promoted in a different, less threatening way.
In a GQ interview, Will Smith praised the Black Lives Matter movement for the directness of its name and message.
“This is a difficult area to discuss, but I feel like the simplicity of Black Lives Matter was perfect,” the Men in Black star said. “Anybody who tries to debate Black Lives Matter looks ridiculous. So when I talk about the marketing of our ideas, Black Lives Matter was perfection.”
By contrast, the phrase “defund the police” turns people off, Smith argued.