Will Smith Weighs In On ‘Barbershop’ Controversy

Access Hollywood spoke with rapper/actor about the controversy surrounding the new starring ‘Barbershop’, in which negative remarks about Rosa Parks has inflamed Rev. Al Sharpton and other black leaders. Even though Will is not personally outraged, he does understand why some are. “There’s a sentiment that we as blacks need to preserve our idols, need to preserve our people that have made their way to that position. Another part of the problem is that Barbershop is the only historical reference to Rosa Parks that some young black kids may even have, so that’s an issue. But I don’t think the problem is Barbershop — the problem is a lot deeper.”

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